Fort Shafter

Fort Shafter is a United States military base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fort Shafter was established by the Army on June 22, 1907. The base is listed as a National Historic Landmark and is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Fort Shafter is the home base of the United States Army Pacific Command, the Major Command of US Army Forces for the Pacific Region, and the Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division. Fort Shafter is the oldest military base on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

The 25th Infantry division of the Army has been responsible for defending Hawaii since 1921. On December 7, 1941, the 25th Infantry Division was rapidly deployed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor to protect the southern and eastern coasts of the island against invasion from the Japanese. The 25th Infantry Division was made famous in 1942 when they relieved the Marines at Guadalcanal. Their performance during this operation earned them the nickname “Tropic Lightning”.

Today there are 7,897 active duty servicemen and women, 11,686 family members, and 8,172 civilians currently stationed at Fort Shafter. There are close to 7,000 three and four-bedroom housing units that are designated by family size and rank. Fort Shafter does not have any schools on base for children instead they attend local public or private schools. There are, however, classes available at the Tripler Army Education Center for furthering your college degree or Army leadership. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Honolulu

Fort Shafter is the oldest military base on Oahu and celebrated its 100th birthday on June 22, 2007. Fort Shafter has been home to the senior Army headquarters in Hawaii for a century. Construction began in 1905 on the ahupua’a of Kahauiki, former Hawaiian crown lands that were ceded to the United States government after annexation. When the post opened in 1907, it was named for Major General William Rufus Shafter (1835–1906), who led the United States expedition to Cuba in 1898.

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