Hickam Air Force Base

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Hickam Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base now part of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, named in honor of aviation pioneer Lt. Col. Horace Meek Hickam. It consists of 2,850 acres (12 km²) of land and facilities bordering Pearl Harbor, valued at more than $444 million. It is under the operational control of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), which is headquartered on the base, and is also home to PACAF's 15th Airlift Wing (15 AW), the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing (154 WG), which is operationally gained by PACAF, and Air Mobility Command's 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing (515 AMOW). The 15 AW functions as the "host wing" for the base. The housing around the base is within the Hickam Housing CDP.[3]


Geography and Demographics

Hickam AFB was originally bounded on the north by Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, on the west by the Pearl Harbor entrance channel, on the south by Fort Kamehameha, and on the east by the airport complex. The original main gate is reached via Nimitz Highway (Hawaii Route 92) from Honolulu, and it shares its western terminus with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard's main gate. This part of Nimitz Highway can be reached from the expressway Interstate H-1 (Exit 15) southeast from Halawa or west from Honolulu (Exit 15B) and from Kamehameha Highway (State Hawaii Route 99), the eastern termination of which is at Nimitz Highway.

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