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Installation Overview --Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii


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Installation Overview --Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

15 Airlift Wing Headquarters

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

Hickam Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in the City and County of Honolulu on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i. The base is named in honor of aviation pioneer Lt Col Horace Meek Hickam. Hickam AFB consists of 2,850 acres of land and facilities bordering Pearl Harbor.

Hickam AFB is designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition as one of the nation's most significant historic resources associated with World War II in the Pacific. Dominating the area is a large bronze tablet engraved with the names of those who died as a result of the 7 December 1941 attack. Other reminders of the attack can be seen at Hickam today, including the tattered American flag that flew over the base that morning. It is encased and on display in the lobby of the Pacific Air Forces Headquarters building, where bullet-scarred walls have been carefully preserved as a constant reminder to never again be caught unprepared.

The major command is the Pacific Command. PACAF's primary mission is to plan, conduct and coordinate offensive and defensive air operations in the Pacific and Asian theaters. The mission of the 15th Airlift Wing is to enhance PACAF's power and reach by ensuring world-class en route support, maintaining operational ready forces and providing superior customer service.

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