31 May 2013

Where is Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter? - Honolulu, Hawaii

Richardson Hall at Fort Shafter, nicknamed the "Pineapple Pentagon"

Where is Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter? - About Honolulu,  Hawaii

Located just under 20 miles apart
, Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter share the Island of Oahu with Hawaii's capital city Honolulu. Honolulu is the US's most western and most southern major city with a population of 390,738 (2010) and a city/county population of  953,207 (2010) making it the most populous state capital relative to state population. The region experiences a tropical savannah climate with temperatures that rarely vary throughout the year--highs are in the 80-90 range with lows in the 65-75 range. Average rain is only 17 inches a year with surprisingly low hurricane numbers for being in the subtropics--the last hurricane was in 1912.

Major Units at 
Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter

Major Units at these two locations include:

  • 25th ID - 25th Infantry Division, US Army Pacific
  • 8th TSC - 8th Theater Sustainment Command, US Army Pacific
  • 500th MI BDE - 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, US Army Intelligence & Security Command
  • 2nd BCT - 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division
  • 3rd BCT - 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
  • USARPAC US Army Pacific, Army
  • Hawaii  - Hawaii Army National Guard, Military Personnel Accounting Center - Region VII
  • 311th SIG Cmd 311th Signal Command, US Army Pacific
  • 9th MSC 9th Mission Support Command, USAR Support Commands
  • 94th AAMDC 94th Air & Missile Defense Command, US Army Pacific

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Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter

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History of 
Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter

Schofield Barracks are named after LTG John M. Schofield who was sent to the Hawaiian Islands in 1872 and recognized the benefit that a military base in Hawaii could bring to the defense of the United States; he suggested the founding of the base at Pearl Harbor. Schofiled Barracks is located at the foot of the Waianae mountain range on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and was founded in 1908 to provide mobile defense of Pearl Harbor and the entire island. As of 2010, it had a population of over 16,000.

Fort Shafter is named after MG William R. Shafter who led the US force into Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898. Construction began in 1905 and finished in 1907, opening as a senior army headquarters. For near a century, Fort Shafter has remained the Army headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region, commanding most Army forces in Asia-Pacific (except those in Korea) commanding, controlling, and supporting Army forces in the region. 

Today there are 7,897 active duty, 11,686 family members and 8,172 civilians that consider Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter home.

U.S. Army soldier fires M16A2 rifle at Schofield Barracks in December 2003

Schools in Honolulu, HI

There are no 
Department of Defense Dependents Schools in the region, so students must enroll in the public school in their district or one of the private schools in the region. Colleges and universities in Honolulu County include: six in the Honolulu Census Designated Place (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Community College, Chaminade University, Kapiolani Community College, Hawaii Pacific University, and Remington College (Honolulu Campus)) and Brigham Young University–Hawaii in Laie CDP.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Attractions - What to do in Honolulu, HI

Honolulu itself has no professional sports teams but is host to the NFL Pro-Bowl every year. In addition there are many preforming arts, visual arts, and natural museums in the city to see that one may forget about the beautiful beaches.


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