Military dependents sitting with moving boxes behind them

Aloha! The following information and links are provided for personnel and their family members soon-to-be-stationed at Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks, Tripler Army Medical Center and Wheeler Army Airfield.

Personnel being assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii can find relocation information on U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa's website.

Are you a Soldier with orders to Hawaii? The U.S. Army Hawaii Replacement Company serves as the first impression of the U.S. Army units across the island for incoming Soldiers and families. Soldiers reporting to any unit on Hawaii should visit the U.S. Army Hawaii newcomers page for more information. Soldiers may find additional unit-specific information on his or her gaining unit's website.

Arriving on Island

All Soldiers to Hawaii must report to the U.S. Army Hawaii Replacement Company Airport Liaison desk near baggage Claim 19 at the Honolulu International Airport.

Soldiers should have a copy of their orders bringing them to Hawaii, leave form, personally owned vehicle shipment form and flight itinerary, which lists all dependents.

For more information, visit the Replacement Company's webpage.

Bringing Pets to Hawaii

If you plan to bring pets to Hawaii, begin planning as soon as possible to minimize the time your pet may be required to be quarantined.

For the latest on quarantine information, visit Hawaii's Department of Agriculture's Animal Quarantine website.

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation operates a pet kennel in Halawa Valley near Aliamanu Military Reservation and Aloha Stadium.

Certain breeds are not allowed on Army installations, and there are rules and regulations regarding owning pets in post housing. All applicable policies can be found on the Command Publications page.

After you arrive in Hawaii, the Army's Veterinary Corps can provide services for your pet(s) at one of their four veterinary facilities on Oahu.

Child Care

For families with children ages 4 weeks-5th grade requiring child care in Hawaii, requests for care must be submitted online at through https://militarychildcare.com/. Child care is available at Child Development Centers or Family Child Care homes.

Requests for care may be made in advance and is highly recommended to prevent a delay of services when you arrive on island.

Fee-assistance is provided for eligible military families who are unable to access on-post child care. For more information, visit Child Care Aware ⚠ or contact Parent & Outreach Services.

For information on programs offered by Child and Youth Services, to include day care, school age care and teen center programs, visit https://hawaii.armymwr.com/categories/cys-services.

Education

Dependent children can attend public or private schools in Hawaii.

Public schools are run by Hawaii's Department of Education. The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools has information on private schools.

The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's School Liaison Office coordinates and assists Army school-age youth with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success.

Incoming spouses can find information on education geared towards them from the Employment Readiness Program under the "Resources and Information" and the "Career Research and Education Links" drop downs.

Soldiers can find information on continuing education on the Education Center's website.

For information on programs offered by Child & Youth Services, to include day care and the School Liaison Office, call (808) 655-9818 or visit their website.

Energy Conservation

The Army in Hawaii focuses on energy conservation efforts through technology, partnerships and personal accountability to reduce consumption so the Army can efficiently and effectively execute missions today and in the future.

All Soldiers, families, residents and civilians have a personal responsibility to enforce directives to ensure energy and environmental conservation and sustainability for the future.

In an effort to encourage the efficient use of energy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense established a utility consumption responsibility policy that holds the Soldiers and their families responsible for the utilities they use in on-post housing.

As of March 1, 2019, the utility billing program has been suspended pending a Department of the Army review. Residents will still receive mock bills so they can monitor their usage, but will not be charged for above-average use, or refunded for below-average use.

Household Goods & Vehicle Shipments

The Joint Personal Property Shipping Office at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam handles all processing for temporary storage and/or delivery of your personal property once it arrives on island. You can reach them at (808) 473-7760.

Incoming Soldiers and civilian employees can learn more about and manage their move at https://move.mil/, the Department of Defense's official customer moving portal.

The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command handles all privately owned vehicle shipments. Incoming personnel can track the status of their vehicle shipment online at https://www.pcsmypov.com/.

Housing, Billeting & Temporary Lodging

For Soldiers and families relocating to Hawaii, temporary lodging and housing is available both on and off post.

Visit the Army Housing Online User Services website for more information on Army Family Housing, Residential Community Initiative Housing, Housing Services Office, and Unaccompanied Personnel Housing.

The Army's on post housing partner is Island Palm Communities . Other on post housing partners on island include Hickam Communities and Ohana Navy Communities⚠.

If you and your family are interested in living off-post, you can search for available rental properties at https://www.homes.mil/.

Medical & Dental Care

If you and your family are moving to Hawaii, work with your health care provider, whether Tricare (service members and their families) or another provider (civilians), before you arrive to ensure a seamless transition in care.

Visit our health care page for more information about medical and dental care in Hawaii.

Sponsorship

Requesting a sponsor is one of the wisest pre-move decision you will make during this important transition.

Service members must request a sponsor online through the Total Army Sponsorship Program. For more information on the process, view the Quick Start Guide.

Civilian employees will be assigned a sponsor from the office that hired them. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor yet, inquire directly with your supervisor.

Moving with children? Request a youth sponsor from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's School Support Services program.

Recreational Safety

Hawaii's natural resources are very beautiful - but also can be very deadly. Make sure you and your family are prepared:

Weapon Registration

Personally-owned firearms must be registered with the state of Hawaii and either the Schofield Barracks Provost Marshal Office or the Fort Shafter Provost Marshal Office with 72 hours of arrival.

Visit the Directorate of Emergency Services page to learn more.