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Unit Information Page™
MarineParents.com has Unit Information Pages (UIP) that contain unit history and location, USMC contact information, and web sites for each unit. The following links are UIP's for units aboard this Permanent Duty Station (PDS):
- MCB Hawaii
- 3rd Marine Regiment
- 1st Battalion 3rd Marines (1/3)
- 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines (2/3)
- 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines (3/3)
- 1st Battalion 12th Marines (1/12)
- Marine Aircraft Group 24 (MAG 24)
- Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 (MALS-24)
- Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 (HMH-362)
- Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463)
- Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU-3)
- Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3)
- 3rd Radio Battalion
- Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMLA-367)
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Mission: Marine Corps Base Hawaii provides forward-based, sustainable and secure training and operational support, facilities, and services to enable Operational Forces to accomplish their mission.
Lines of Effort:
PRODUCE READINESS is our ability to set the conditions and manage the resources that enable the Operating Forces to be fully prepared.
PROMOTE RESILIENCY is our ability to actively support enduring self-reliance and when needed, quick recovery.
PROJECT POWER is our ability to be the mid-Pacific platform from which the Nation deters, reassures, and when called, launches lethal force.
The Greatest Generation forged the Marine Corps' legacy in the Pacific, bringing their ingenuity to distant shores and atolls. The Pacific Campaign was honed on Marine Corps Bases in Hawaii, from Marine Corps Air Station Ewa on the Leeward Coast, to Camp Tarawa in Waimea on the Island of Hawaii. New adversaries will recognize the threads of our heritage in how we deliver today's Fight, whether it be experiential, adaptive, or deterrent.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii provides a broad range of support functions and facilities on the farthest extension of American soil. From this unique locale, we are able to Produce Readiness, Promote Resiliency, and Project Power into the Indo-Asia Pacific Region, and beyond. The base offers many exclusive opportunities desired by the Marine Corps' Future Force, such as littoral maneuver training, energy generation and storage, artificial intelligence experimentation, expeditionary logistics, and partnerships necessary for the Asia-Pacific Rebalance. Our Military-Civilian partnerships have aided us in keeping pace with technologies which signify our commitment to the environment, sustainability, and conservation, while sparing no effort to produce Ready Forces capable of undertaking our Nation's bidding.
Projecting Power begins with a resilient Marine, going beyond mere physical fitness. The intricacy of the future environment, equally chaotic and complex, will demand critical thinking and mental dexterity, which Marine Corps Base Hawaii fervently provides. Through the delivery of this support, we actively participate in building a professional, disciplined, and moral Force dispersed around the globe. We will be the superior installation for Warfighters through the deliberate and heartfelt preparation of our Operating Forces for complete fitness across the Mental, Physical, Spiritual, and Social domains.
Information taken from https://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/Unit-Home/Mission/ on 6/1/2018.
A Place to Connect & Share®
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Travel to MCB Hawaii
There are two gates to access the base. The Main Gate is located at the end of IH-3 and is open 24 hours a day. The Back Gate, also known as the Mokapu Gate, is on Mokapu Road and is open 24 hours a day Monday-Friday, and is closed on the weekends.
Driving directions will vary depending on your starting location. The following directions are from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. First, go west on Aeole St. Turn left onto HI-92 W and keep right, look for signs for Interstate H1 W/Aiea Pearl City and merge onto I-H-1 W. Merge onto I-H-1 and take exit 13B for Interstate H3 E toward HI-78 E/Kaneohe/Honolulu. Continue onto I-H-3 E. After about 15 miles continue onto G Street, a partially restricted road. Turn onto 3rd Street and the base will be on the left.
You're in Hawaii! So finding activities shouldn't be too hard to do. In the vicinity, there is the WWII in the Pacific National Monument, Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park, Diamond Head State Monument, Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside, and Malaekahana State Recreation Area.
Local Climate and Weather
The area has a tropical climate. The temperatures are usually in the mid 70's to 80's with a possible 5-degree decrease in winter and a 5-degree increase in summer. There is a little more rainfall in the winters than the summer. Disastrous weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes is rare. The islands are volcanically active, but the main volcano in Hawaii is on another island, and there is no expectation of an eruption on Oahu in the near future.
Ala Moana Hotel
Enjoy a desirable location next to Ala Moana Center, the world's largest open-air shopping mall. Stay just steps from Hawaii's most prestigious shopping venue showcasing fashion brands, premier department stores, and specialty retailers that include Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom and Williams-Sonoma.
Paradise Bay Resort
Located on Kaneohe Bay, this resort offers views of the Koolau Mountain range and Chinaman's Hat. Kaneohe Bay is protected by the largest barrier reef in the Hawaiian archipelago. Downtown Kaneohe is 6 miles away and Kualoa Ranch is 4 miles from the property. Kailua Beach Park is 12 miles away and Honolulu International Airport is 18 miles from Paradise Bay Resort. Hawaii Pacific University-Windward Campus is a 15-minute drive away.