JBPHH is the larger of Navy Region Hawaii’s two installations. Created Oct. 1, 2010, when the former Naval Station Pearl Harbor joined Hickam Air Force Base, it is home to more than 175 tenant commands, 11 ships, 18 submarines and six fixed-wing aviation squadrons. Total base population is more than 66,300 Navy and Air Force active-duty personnel, civilians and family members.
Major Navy tenants include Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Commander, Navy Region Hawaii; Commander, Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific; and Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific.
Other major Navy tenants include Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, NAVFAC Hawaii, Navy Information Operations Command and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific.
Key Air Force and non-Navy commands include Pacific Air Forces, 15th Wing and 154th Wing (Hawaii Air National Guard).
JBPHH’s aircraft include the C-17 Globemaster III, the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft in the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to maintain operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. It also provides aerial refueling support to the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft and performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force.
The 15th Wing Operations Group controls all flying and airfield operations. The Maintenance Group performs aircraft and aircraft support equipment maintenance. The Medical Group provides medical and dental care. The Wing Staff agencies provide support services to the 15th Wing leaders and Airmen including financial analysis, public affairs and legal support.
Additionally, the 15th Wing works closely with 647th Air Base Group which provides installation support function for joint base operations supporting more than 38,000 personnel and families.
The Hawaii Air National Guard has two missions. In performing its state mission, the HIANG provides organized, training units to protect Hawaii’s citizens and property, preserve peace and ensure public safety in response to disasters. In its federal mission, it provides operationally ready combat units, combat support units and qualified personnel for active duty in the U.S. Air Force in times of war, national emergency or operational contingency.
Commander, Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific
COMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC is responsible for maintenance and training of the surface ships home-ported in JBPHH. It also provides administrative support to the family members of its sailors.
The Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific staff commands assigned surface combatant, auxiliary, fleet support and special warfare forces; exercises operational control of the forces not assigned to other commanders; and maintains all ships, special forces and staffs of the group in an optimum state of training, readiness, discipline and morale to maintain maximum readiness for sustained combat operations at sea.
Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific provides engineering and acquisition expertise to the U.S. Pacific Fleet by serving as the Navy’s facilities, installation and contingency engineers in the Pacific Area of Responsibility. It is organized into Asset Management, Capital Improvements, Environmental, Public Works and Theater Engineering.
Commander, Navy Region Hawaii
Navy Region Hawaii oversees the U.S. Navy’s largest and most strategic island base in the Pacific. The Navy Region extends over 23,000 acres of land and water on Oahu and Kauai and serves as host for the headquarters of seven major Navy commands including Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. It enables Navy and joint operations, providing base operating support that is capabilities-based, integrated and optimally ready.
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet is the principal advisor to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet for submarine matters. The Pacific Submarine Force includes attack, ballistic missile and auxiliary submarines, submarine tenders, floating submarine docks, deep submergence vehicles and submarine rescue vehicles throughout the Pacific.
The force provides anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, precision land strike, mine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and early warning and special warfare capabilities to the U.S. Pacific and strategic deterrence to the U.S. Strategic Command.
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
The world’s largest fleet command, the U.S. Pacific Fleet encompasses 100 million square miles, nearly half the earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean. The U.S. Pacific Fleet consists of approximately 200 ships and submarines, nearly 1,200 aircraft and more than 130,000 sailors and civilians.
Pacific Air Forces
Headquartered at JBPHH, PACAF is one of nine U.S. Air Force major commands and the air component of U.S. Pacific Command. Its primary mission is to provide ready air and space power to promote U.S. interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. PACAF consists of 46,000 members including active duty, Air National Guard and civilians. PACAF’s area of responsibility is home to 60 percent of the world’s population in 36 nations spread across 53 percent of the earth’s surface and 16 time zones, with more than 1,000 languages spoken. More information is available at www.pacaf.af.mil.