Tripler Medical Center Army Base (TAMC) is located in Honolulu, on the slopes of Moanalua Ridge just off H-201 (Moanalua Freeway) and only a short distance from Waikiki Beach. Its impressive pink coral building complex can be observed from anywhere in the Salt Lake and Moanahua neighborhoods this construction overlooks. This facility headquarters the Armed Forces Pacific Regional Medical Command, which is one out of six regional medical commands in the U.S. Army Medical Command within this geographical area.
Tripler Medical Center Army Base is the largest military hospital in the Asian and Pacific Basin, providing health care to active duty and retired military personnel, their families, and veteran beneficiaries, not just in Hawaii, but also in Guam, American Samoa, Kwajalein, Japan, Eniwetok, Johnston Atoll and various Pacific Island Nations.
The (Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance) is also located at the Tripler Medical Center Army Base, a facility designated as a Peace Operations Institute, according to United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, being the only United Nations-designated Peace Operations Institute across the United States of America.
Cost of Living: Honolulu is an exceptionally livable city, scoring 85 points and ranking number 12 in Hawaii and number 192 in the USA when it comes to livability. The cost of living in Honolulu is 0.2% less than the Hawaii average, but 77.6% greater than the national cost of living average.
Automated Telephone Attendant Number: Military Base Information: phone (808) 449-7110, DSN: (315) 449-7110. Medical Information Center phone number is (808) 433-6661, (808) 433-2778, ext. 11. DSN: (315) 433-6661 or (315) 433-2778. For Urgent Care dial (808) 433-8850.
Base Population: Tripler Medical Center Army Base supports 264,000 patients, besides the medical, civilian and military personnel at this facility, divided into six corps, with over 90 areas of concentration.
City/Area Population: Moanalua is a residential valley in Honolulu, the state capital of Hawaii, and the most populous city with an estimated population of 390,738 inhabitants and 953,207 people including the metropolitan area.
Child Development Centers: Tripler Medical Center Army Base Kids Line is (808) 471-5437. Family Child Care information can be obtained dialing (808) 471-8444 or contact the School Liaison Office (SLO) at (808) 422-3770.
Youth Programs: Youth programs, activities and education at Tripler Medical Center Army Base include the Catlin Youth Center and Clubhouse, phone (808) 421-1556, and Fort Shafter Youth Center, phone Tel: (808) 438-1487. There are Army Medicine education opportunities, home-school graduates and high school graduates, which includes a Health Professions Scholarship Program.
Family Readiness Center: Family Advocacy and readiness programs are available through the Fleet and Family Support Center, phone (808) 474-1999. The Fleet and Family Support Center Loan Closet are also available through this same phone number.
Employment: For employment opportunity at Tripler Medical Center Army Base contact EFMP Enrollment, phone (808) 433-4441. Other employment and career opportunities are available at the NAF Personnel Office, (808) 438-2560. Employment for soldiers is available through the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS).
Base Services: Tripler Medical Center Army Base offers modern services in and around the area it is on, including a barbershop, shopping centers, dining and lodging facilities, and everything else that can be found in a big city like Honolulu.
History: This hospital was established in 1907 within the installations of Forth Shafter. It was then a humble hospital that eventually was renamed Tripler Medical Center to honor the memory of Brigadier General Charles Stuart Tripler, a notable American Civil War doctor and medicine pioneer. This facility was then commissioned to Hawaii governor and Lieutenant General Robert C. Richardson Jr. throughout World War II.
In 1942, Tripler Medical Center Army Base had the capacity for 450 beds, but the need to expand it brought the planning of a new facility that would be situated at Moanalua Ridge. The construction of the new building was completed in 1948, at which time the hospital had already 1,000 beds. The signature coral pink color of this building was a personal choice of General Richardson.
Units: There are no military units stationed at Tripler Medical Center Army Base.
Housing: For newcomers, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (DFMWR) provides weekly host orientation. This office is responsible for the official Relocation Program. On-post housing is only available in nearby facilities including Schofield Barracks, Helemano Military Reservation, Wheeler Army Airfield, Fort Shafter, and Aliamanu Military Reservation. For on and off housing information and temporary lodging allowance, call the Housing Services Office (HSO) at Schofield Barracks, phone numbers (808) 655-3073/3076, or HSO at Fort Shafter, phone numbers (808) 438-6198/8820.
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