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Monday, April 29, 2013
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Visiting Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor was established as a U.S. naval base in 1908, and remains a vital part of the U.S. defense establishment today. Pearl Harbor is a national historic landmark because of its essential contribution to the rise of the U.S. as a major power in the Pacific and the crucial role it played in World War II, beginning with the Dec. 7 attack. There are many attractions that will be sure to delight you.
Welcome to Hawaii!
Undoubtedly, a tour of duty in paradise is one of the most coveted assignments for all branches of the Armed Forces. But while first visions of the Aloha State bring to mind images of sandy beaches, tropical skies, balmy weather and friendly natives, life on these idyllic islands can also prove challenging, not only for you, but for family members as well.
All Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Directives and Instructions are available at the Department of the Navy Issuances website. For Commander Navy Region Hawaii directives, visit the portal at: https://jbphhportal.nmci.navy.mil/HI/N00/directives/default.aspx (CAC accessible only).
The following are some of the things you will be doing after you first arrive in Hawaii to help get you on your feet. Your sponsor should be meeting you at the airport and walking you through everything to make your initial time in Hawaii as stress free as possible.
Vehicle Registration, Licenses and Base Access
Registering Your Vehicle in Hawaii
Hawaii has several requirements for motor vehicle registration, some of which may be new to you. The following information is designed to make the registration process easier for you.
The Family Housing Office
The Navy Aloha Center (Family Housing Office) is located at 4825 Bougainville Drive, Building 2652, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818-3174. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reach a directory of personnel within the Housing Office and for more information on the housing areas, call (808) 474-1800 or DSN (315) 474-1800.
Hawaii Public Schools
Lists of elementary, intermediate and high schools around Oahu, classified by public/private schools and by city or county. Those in bold are links to the sites.
If you would like to contact the Navy Region Hawaii Child and Youth Programs (CYP) School Liaison Officer, please call (808) 474-1999, ext. 6228 or email School Liaison Officer (PRLH_School_Liaison_Officer@navy.mil).
Ombudsmen are the communication link and liaison between the commanding officer and command families. They are volunteer Navy spouses who are interviewed and selected by the commanding officer to provide a helping hand to family members, a much-needed phone call, offer advice or information about the command, and provide referrals for Navy and community resources and facilities.
Fleet and Family Support Center offers awareness and prevention programs to commands, childcare providers, individuals, couples, families and community groups on issues of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and child sexual abuse. Classes are also offered in anger management and stress management, as well as various parenting programs.
Affiliated with the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America, this program will help your child develop lifelong skills in good sportsmanship and friendships. Fun-filled activities include Youth Sports, School-Age Care, Pre-Teen Open Recreation, and Teen Programs. Youth Programs focus on five core areas.
- Character and Leadership Development
- Education and Career Development
- Health and Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports Fitness and Recreation
Stop by one of our clubhouses to see what we have to offer your children and teens/p>