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Beginning May 1, 2021, all vehicles entering U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii installations must be registered with the Directorate of Emergency Services. (Courtesy photo)

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD – The Directorate of Emergency Services has launched a new vehicle registration program, here.

Beginning May 1, all vehicles entering U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii installations must be registered with the Directorate of Emergency Services.

All Soldiers will be able to register their cars and their family members’ cars with their unit S-1, or personnel section.

Civilian and contract employees and any other person who works, lives or has business on any Army installation on Oahu will need to register their vehicle in person at the Visitor Control Center at Leilehua Golf Course or the Fort Shafter military police station. Civilian sponsors can register their family members’ cars as well.

The Directorate of Emergency Services will hold registration drives in the coming months, which will be announced at a later date.

In order to register a vehicle, the sponsor will need to have their military ID and State driver's license, their Hawaii vehicle registration, their Hawaii safety check and proof of valid insurance. Soldiers who are still in-processing may provide proof of out-of-state registration if they haven’t registered their vehicle in Hawaii yet.

The installation is launching the new program in an effort to decrease the number of vehicles abandoned on installation property each year. Soldiers and civilian employees must show proof of disposition for all vehicles registered in their name in order to clear the installation.

Disposition includes the bill of lading when shipping a vehicle, proof of sale and Hawaii title transfer paperwork, proof of disposal through a State-approved scrap company, or a memo from the sponsor’s battalion commander (or equivalent) certifying proper vehicle disposal.

Anyone who abandons a vehicle on garrison property may be flagged and charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice or federal law.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find information on the vehicle registration drives?

Once scheduled, information on each drive event will be posted on the garrison's community calendar and shared on the garrisons' Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Does it cost money to register my vehicle with the garrison?

No; installation vehicle registration is separate from state registration, and does not cost any money.

I am a Soldier but live and work on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Do I still need to register my car?

In order to drive your vehicle on any U.S. Army Hawaii installation, you must register the vehicle.

The sponsor is deployed or TDY past May 1. Can the spouse or other adult dependent register the family's cars?

Yes. You will need the Sponsor's DOD ID #, Sponsor's Social Security Number, Sponsor Unit Information (Company, Battalion, Brigade), Vehicle Registration, Insurance, and Safety Inspection. Bring the information to the VCC or Fort Shafter military police station to register.

I am a retiree but do not live on post. Do I still need to register my vehicle?

In order to drive your vehicle on any U.S. Army Hawaii installation, you must register the vehicle.

I am a civilian employee. I normally drive my own car but sometimes my spouse will drive me to and from work. Should I register all of my family's cars, or just mine?

You must register all vehicles that will be driven on the installation. There is no limit on the number of vehicle registrations.

I am a Soldier but I'm not sure my unit will register me. Can I register my car myself at the Visitor Control Center or Fort Shafter military police station?

Yes, but you should speak with your unit S1 first to determine if your unit is conducting mass registrations.

I just moved here and have a rental car for the next month and a half. Should I register the rental vehicle?

No; be sure to keep a copy of your rental agreement in the vehicle. In the event you are stopped for inspection or pulled over, show the rental agreement and that will take place for the vehicle registration.

I have another question that isn't listed. Who can I contact for more information?

Email usarmy.hawaii.visitors@mail.mil for any questions or concerns.