Hickam Air Force Base

Hickam Field, commonly referred to as Hickam Air Force Base as known prior to the 2005’s Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) was named after the late Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam, who was tragically killed during a landing practice in 1934. While still under construction, the base was dedicated to Hickam on May 31st 1935 and completed in 1938. On December 7, 1941  Japanese dive bombers bombarded the facility in combination with the Naval Base in the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack resulted in over 300 injuries and 189 fatalities within its division, along with substantial damage to the base and equipment. During World War II the base became the primary center for pilot training, aircraft assembly, and transporting wounded service members and supplies earning the title “America’s Bridge Across The Pacific”.  Also known for The 15th Air Base Wing and it’s involvement with the Apollo in the 1960’s and 1970’s among other substantial Historical involvements including that of the Cold War. Today, Hickam field is home to the Pacific Air Forces, 15th Air Base Wig and the 154th Wing.


Neighboring communities to Hickam Field are Halawa Heights, Pearl City, Waipahu and Salt Lake.

Halawa Heights

Halawa Heights is situated just 6 miles and a 14  minute commute (traffic permitting) from Hickam Air Force Base also known as Hickam Field.  The neighborhood which is divided among itself into North and South Halawa is surrounded by beautiful mountain and skyline views. A community of enlisted military personnel living away from base, government employees, and families reside in both the North and South valleys. Average home values for this area are just under $750,000 which range from small apartments to houses with Ohana suites ( extended family living quarters). Located just 15 minutes from downtown Honolulu it has all the benefits of town, including restaurants, theatres and a popular shopping district as well as a close proximity to hotels and temporary accommodations. Also near to the area are the Pacific Aviation Museum, and Pearl Harbor Memorial.

Pearl City

Located within the Ewa District and just 8.5 miles (a 15 minute commute) from Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl City is one of Oahu’s lead commercial and industrial outlets. It’s urban atmosphere provides a variety of  housing opportunities including apartments, townhomes and houses in traditional suburban settings with affordable homes ranging in the early $600,000’s. The community is long established as a comfortable home to families, service members, retirees, and working professionals. Its commercial setting hosts an excellent selection of dining, shopping and recreational areas, some of which include the Pearl City Shopping Center, Pearl City Kai Playground, Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and Kahana Valley State Park.

Waipahu

Waipahu which sits on the West Loch of Pearl Harbor is just 6 miles from Hickam Field. As one of the older neighborhoods, Waipahu offers a settled community with homes which average just under $570,000 making it one of the more affordable and accessible neighborhoods for families, single working professionals, and retirees. Formarly sugar plantation fields it is now home to Sea Life Park, several shopping outlets including Waikele Premium outlets, and restaurants. As well as offering popular access to outdoor and water activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing and parasailing.

Salt Lake
 
Salt Lake’s Central location provides convenient access to downtown Honolulu, the Honolulu International Airport, and neighbors the Aiea and Pearl City communities. Almost entirely surrounded by military bases including Pearl Harbor, Fort shafter and Tripler Medical Center, the community is at large active duty members, families and professionals working in Honolulu. The greater portion of the area is made up affluent upper-middle class homes including high-rise condominiums, mid- rise townhomes and houses with values averaging $875,000. This desirable area is comfortable a distance from the commercial amenities including the abundant restaurants, retail  and entertainment offered by downtown Honolulu. A blend of urban and island beauty Salt Lake is  considered a green community and is home to the Salt Lake District Park as well as some of the largest stretches of recreational parks on the island.

Property Near Hickam Airforce Base