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Installation Overview -- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii


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Installation Overview -- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) is in the process of combining two historic bases into a single joint installation to support both Air Force and Navy missions, along with their tenant commands, and all their service members and their families. Naval Station Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Force Base held a Jan. 31 ceremony unveiling Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH), marking the beginning of the transition period which will see the two military installations combine.

As the largest Naval harbor, the primary mission is to provide berthing and shore side support to surface ships and submarines, as well as maintenance and training. Pearl Harbor can accommodate the largest ships in the fleet, and is home to over 160 commands. Pearl Harbor is the only intermediate maintenance facility for submarines in the Middle Pacific, and serves as host to a large number of visiting submariners.

The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, (NCTAMS PAC), Wahiawa, Hawaii is the world's largest communication station. The headquarters site of this shore command is located in the central section of the island of Oahu, approximately three miles north of Wahiawa, often referred to as the "Pineapple Capital of the World".

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