Post with the Most – Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

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Post with the Most
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Each month here at Army Wife Network, we do a segment that highlights an Army installation.  We do this so we can provide you with as much information about a post as possible.  We also call on you, our loyal AWN fans, to help us compile this information and give us a personal look at what life is like at each post.  Look for these spouse’s personal comments in red below.

This month we are taking a look at Schofield Barracks in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii.  Schofield Barracks is home to over 7,500 active duty military and over 8,000 civilians.  Here is what you need to know about Schofield Barracks!

GENERAL INFORMATION
Major Units/What Post is “known for” (i.e. basic training, AIT, MP Headquarters etc):

Schofield Barracks is home to the following units:  CategoryGraphic-PWTM

25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Command Headquarters for United States Army Hawaii (USARHAW)
8th Theatre Sustainment Command
2nd Brigade
1-14th Infantry
1-21st Infantry
1-27th Infantry
2-14th Cavalry Regiment
2-11th Field Artillery
225th Brigade Support Battalion
3rd Brigade
2-27th Infantry
2-35th Infantry
3-7th Field Artillery
3-4th Cavalry
3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion
325th Brigade Support Battalion
Aviation Brigade
2-6th Cavalry
2-25th Aviation Regiment
3-25th Aviation Regiment
C-25th Aviation Regiment
G-58th Aviation Regiment
68th Medical Company

Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, HI

Name of Surrounding Cities:

Waianae
Kapolei
Pearl City
Wahiwa
Waipahu
North Shore
Waikiki
Mililani
Gea
Nana Kuhi
Kaneone
Kailwa

Closest MAJOR City:

Honolulu – Approximately 17 miles

Names of Area Colleges:

University of Hawaii
Central Michigan University (on-post)
Central Texas College (on-post)
Embry-Riddle Aero University (on-post)
Chaminade University (on-post)
Hawaii Pacific University (on-post)
Wayland Baptist University (on-post)
Leeward Community College
Honolulu Community College

Weather:
Hawaii is a tropical area and offers a pretty mild climate year round.  It really depends on where you are on the island.

Time Difference:

Time difference – 3 hours behind Arizona, 2-3 hours behind Pacific, 5-6 hours behind Eastern

 

POST INFORMATION
Post Website:  http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/ 

Map:  None Found

Historical Facts/Landmarks on post: 

You can find a history of Schofield Barracks at the Tropic Museums website:
http://www.25idl.army.mil/tropic%20lightning%20museum/history.htm

“The insignia (patch) is the tairo plant, which is a staple of Hawaiian food.” – Military Spouse, Kaawaloa Taylor

WWII era pill boxes and fighting positions
Booby and stilt bird sanctuaries

Housing:
Island Palm Communities is a partnership between the developer Lend Lease and the U.S. Army.
http://www.islandpalmcommunities.com/Become-a-Resident/Our-Homes—Communities/Schofield-Barracks/default.aspx

Major realty/rental companies in the area:
Prudential
Coldwell Banker Pacific
Oahu Real Estate

Adult Education:  

There is an Army Education Center on Schofield Barracks located at 560Kolekole Avenue, Building 560, 2nd Floor.

Schools:  There are no on-post schools at Schofield Barracks.  Children may attend public or private schools in Hawaii.  There are also homeschooling options as well.

For homeschoolers – www.facebook.com/military-home-educators-network-of-oahu-mhen

“One school district for the whole state of Hawaii.  Some elementary schools are on post, some are off.  No high schools on post.  Housing office has a zoning map.   There are positives and negatives.” – Military Spouse, Lindsay Chavez 

School Liaison Officer:  http://www.himwr.com/school-support-services

Districts:  
Hawaii Public Schools:  http://doe.k12.hi.us/

Elementary
Solomon Elementary School
Hale Kula Elementary School
Wheeler Elementary
Wahiawa Elementary School 

Middle
Wheeler Middle School
Wahiawa Middle School 

High School
Leilehua High School

Youth Services:  http://www.himwr.com/school-support-services

Army Community Service (ACS): http://schofieldacs.com/

FaceBook Page – www.facebook.com/pages/Army-Community-Service-Hawaii/332495810239 

PX:  http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ExchangeLocations/SchofieldStore.htm

Schofield Barracks has one main PX and three shoppettes on post. 

Commissary:  http://www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=HQCWHX
There is one commissary on post.

“The commissary is good, but the Navy PX in Pearl Harbor is by far the best on the island.” – Service Member, Justin Green

On-Post Library:
SGT Yano Library:  http://www.himwr.com/recreation-and-leisure/libraries

MWR Website:  http://www.himwr.com/

MWR ran community swimming pool open year round.

“Lots of day trips to sister islands and plenty of single marine and sailor programs.” – Service Member, Justin Green

Hospital:  Tripler Army Medical Center  (TAMC)-(Honolulu) – This is the largest military treatment facility in the Pacific area.  http://www.tamc.amedd.army.mil/

Schofield Health Clinic is also located on post.  It is operated by TAMC.
http://www.tamc.amedd.army.mil/sbhc/default.htm

Spouses Clubs:

The Hui O’ Na Wahine All Ranks Spouse’s Club – http://www.schofieldspousesclub.com/

Chaplain & Religious Services/Organizations:

There are four chapels located on Schofield Barracks that offer an array of various religious services and programs.
http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/rso/North-ReligiousServicesHandout.pdf

Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC)
Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW)

 

OFF-POST INFORMATION
Restaurants:
Auntie Pasto’s (Italian)
Burgers on the Edge
Maui Mike’s
Koa Pancake House
Haleiwa Joe’s
Dixie Grill
Helena’s Hawaiian Food
Roy’s
Hapa Grill
Loco Moco Drive Inn
The Shack in Mililani
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Pizza Bob’s in Haleiwa
Boots & Kimo
Ono Hawaiian Foods
Hanks Hautedog
Duke’s
Cinnamon’s
Phuket Thai
Lemongrass
Champa Thai
Cholo’s Hanohano
Blazin Steak
L & L
Ka’u (Coffee) 

Best place to get your hair/nails done:
Tru Nails – Farrington Hwy Ste H Waianae, HI
L’mour in Wahiawa
Ewa Nails
Allure Nail 

Shopping/malls:
Swap Meet every Wednesday and Weekend at the Punch Bowl Stadium
Alamoana Mall (Tourists and Expensive – Outside/Inside Mall with all the major shops)
Couture, Juicy, Chanel and several other stores on the Waikiki Downtown Strip
The Uptown Downtown Mall in Pearl City (with a tram to get from end to end)
Outlets in Waikele
Many shopping opportunities in Honolulu
Costco
Sam’s Club
Target
Walmart
Ross
Pearl Ridge 

Hidden Gems:
Makaha Resort – for cheaper stays on the island as opposed to staying in Waikiki
Polynesian Cultural Center – www.facebook.com/polynesia, www.polynesia.com
Hickam
808 Tattoo in Kanehoe Bay
Makaha Point Hiking Trail – See the Monk Seals sunbathing for free!
Snorkeling – near the electric plant on the west side of the Island right past the Ko Olina Resort before you get to Waianae.
Swim with the dolphins on the military beach resort in Waianae
Area Loop
Pu’n Ma Eli Eli
Hidden Waterfalls on Oahu – you need to hike to get to them. Hikes range from easy to moderate.
“Stairway to Heaven” hike – Amazing climb, but not suitable for children.

Must Do: 
Waikiki Beach
Pipeline Beach
Turtle Bay
Hiking – available all over the Island
Bellows Beach and Camping Grounds for Military Members
Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony
Pro-Bowl for Football
Parade of Lights at Christmas
Dole Plantation Tour
Pearl Harbor
Surfing
Kayaking
Bellows Air Force Station (beach access and activities)
Luau’s
Snorkel/scuba tours
Waikiki Aquarium – www.facebook.com/waikikiaquarium
Sea Life Park – www.facebook.com/sealifehawaii
Bishop Museum – www.facebook.com/pages/bishop-museum
Honolulu Academy of Arts – www.facebook.com/honoluluacademy
Buy Local!
KoKo Crater
Visit the Big Island
Merne Monarch Festival
Whale Watch
Snorkel and Scuba Diving
Learn Hawaiian!
Hula Dance
Visit the Wetlands – Volunteer Opportunity: Restoration Project (Kako’o Oiwi)
Nanakuli Stream Clean-up Project – Volunteer Opportunity
Ka’ena Point Volunteer Project
The Great Aloha Run

IMPORTANT SCHOFIELD BARRACKS LINKS

USAG Hawaii FaceBook page – www.facebook.com/usaghawaii
Hawaii Army Weekly Website – www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com
Oahu Visitor’s Bureau – www.gohawaii.com/oahu
MWR Hawaii FaceBook Page – www.facebook.com/fmwr.hawaii
Schofield Barracks Health Clinic FaceBook Page – www.facebook.com/SchofieldBarracksHC?ref=ts
Schofield Barracks Army Wives FaceBook Page –
www.facebook.com/pages/Schofield-Barracks-Army-Wives/162720627119696?ref=ts
Animal Quarantine Rules – http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/aqsbrochure.pdf
Schofield Barracks Pet Page – www.facebook.com/groups/oahumilitarypets
Hawaii Military Pets – www.facebook.com/hawaiimilitarypets

THOUGHTS FROM SPOUSES:

“Red dirt gets on EVERYTHING.  Oxyclean is your new best friend.” – MilitarySpouse, Lindsay Chavez

“LIVE ALOHA, DRIVE ALOHA, BE ALOHA!” – Military Spouse, Kaawaloa Taylor 

THANK YOU
Army Wife Network would like to thank the following spouses and service members for their help in creating this Post with the Most segment:

Brandy Brown                      Lindsay Chavez                   Kaawaloa Taylor
Justin Green (U.S. Marine Corps)

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3 Responses to “Post with the Most – Schofield Barracks, Hawaii”

  1. Denise Swanson September 17, 2014 1:29 am
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    Hi Janet. Is your site still active? I see the date of 2012 and nothing more recent. I hope that I hear back from you.
    Denise

  2. Denise Swanson September 20, 2014 3:28 am
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    Well….I did call the telephone number posted, and there was a voice response saying that the calls are returned, but so far, no such luck. This page is the first I have seen ( of many) that is really informative. It’s a shame that it has not been continued. If anyone is there, please contact me.
    Denise

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