Air Station Barbers Point is located on the beautiful island of Oahu. On Oahu, Hawaii’s timeless beauty blends with the modern luxuries of today. Swim in the warm waters of world-famous Waikiki one moment, then enjoy the dramatic mountain views of the Nuuanu Pali Lookout another. Watch the surfers on the legendary North Shore by day, then dance the night away in vibrant nightlife spots around Honolulu. Get a taste of local flavors in Kapahulu one night, then dine at a Five Diamond Hawaii Regional Cuisine restaurant the next. From indulging in urban comforts to escaping to natural wonders, Oahu’s “town and country” experiences are unrivaled. With so much to see and do, you’re never far away from just what you’re looking for on Oahu. Visit the Heart of Hawaii and find the island paradise you’ve been searching for.
When transferring to Air Station Barbers Point you will fly into Honolulu International Airport. The Air Station is located on the Leeward (West Side) of the island, about 25 minutes from Honolulu International. Oahu is separated into 5 main areas: Honolulu, the North Shore, the Windward Coast, Central Oahu and the Leeward Coast. Note that world-famous Waikiki is actually a neighborhood located in greater Honolulu. -http://www.gohawaii.com/oahu/about/geography
The members of Air Station Barbers Point live all over the island, some enjoying the quick commute from the growing Kapolei neighborhoods just outside of the Air Station while others commute across the island to enjoy the scenic Windward Coast in Kailua and Kaneohe Bay. The island is very diverse in both culture and landscape and has many great housing opportunities to fit the needs of all the Air Station Members.
Although the move out of the Continental United States may be intimidating, the Coast Guard has provided a Hawaiian Islands Relocation Handbook to help prepare you for your transfer to Hawaii. The handbook can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/basehonolulu/relohb.pdf and answers everything from Real Estate to Pets.
Aloha and Welcome to Air Station Barbers Point!