MCB Hawaii is headquartered at the base in Kaneohe Bay and includes Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay as part of the base on Windward Oahu, Camp H.M. Smith, Manana Family Housing, the Pearl City Warehouse Annex, Pu’uloa Range Complex and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows. For more information on Camp H.M. Smith and the Manana Family Housing area, see the chapter on Camp H.M. Smith. read more
Located on Oahu’s Mokapu Peninsula, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay is home to more than 10,000 Marines, 2,000 sailors, 4,000 family members and 1,400 civilian employees. The base’s position in the Pacific makes it an ideal location for strategic deployment to the Western Pacific.read more
The air station maintains and operates airfield facilities, which include a 7,800-foot runway, to support the readiness and global projection of operating forces. read more
Most of the units stationed aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay are part of III Marine Expeditionary Force, headquartered in Okinawa, Japan. III MEF in Hawaii combines ground combat, aviation combat and combat service support elements into a cohesive force in readiness. Providing trained, combat-ready, air-ground forces capable of conducting expeditionary maneuver warfare whenever or wherever directed, Marine forces in Hawaii train constantly under conditions as close to combat as possible. A few examples of the exercises conducted were throughout the Pacific Basin and included the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Guam, Tahiti, the Kingdom of Tonga, the Philippines, neighboring Hawaiian Islands and the mainland United States. This training includes amphibious, combined arms and special operations exercises.
MCB Hawaii is composed of the base in Kaneohe Bay on the Mokapu Peninsula, Camp H.M. Smith in Halawa Heights, Manana Family Housing, the Pearl City Warehouse Annex, Pu’uloa Range Complex near Ewa Beach and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows beside Waimanalo. The two major installations are at Kaneohe Bay and Camp H.M. Smith. MCB Hawaii is headquartered at Kaneohe Bay on windward Oahu.