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Hickam Air Force Base

Articles, information, photos, facts, and history of Hickam Air Force Base on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. The picture below is of a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber on display at Hickam Air Force base in February of 2008.

B2 Stealth bomber at Hickham AFB on February 12, 2008
Copyright © Kathleen Walling Fry

Hickam Air Force Base is a 2850 acre United States Air Force base located adjacent to the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Hickam Air Force base and the international airport have a shared use agreement that creates a single airport complex.

Facts About Hickam Air Force Base

-Built on a coral reef covered with a think layer of soil
-Named in Honor of Lt. Col. Horace Meek Hickham
-Bordered by Pearl Harbor on the west
-Bordered by Honolulu International Airport on the east
-Bordered by Fort Kamehameha on the south

History of Hickam Air Force Base
-1934 Army Air Corps started building air facility next to Pearl Harbor
-New Airfield was dedicated on May 31, 1935
-1st mass of bombers arrived at Hickam May 14, 1941 (from California)
-Japanese bombed Hickam on December 7, 1941
-189 people died and 303 were wounded

Units at Hickam Air Force Base
-Pacific Air Forces
-15th Air Base Wing
-154th Wing (ANG)

News About Hickam Air Force Base
-2007: Change of Command for Pacific Air Forces at Hickam
-2007: President Bush Visted Hickam AFB
-2007: Cost Cutting Hits Hickam and Other Air Force Bases
-2007: Raptors Rest at Hickam
-2006 Hickam May Get F-22A Raptor Fighters
-2006 $200 Million Ride Arrives at Hickam
-2005 Cargo Carrier Prepares for First Hawaii Presence
-2004: Hickam Dorms May Ban Alcohol to Reduce Rapes
-2004: Hawaii and Hickam Are Part of Strategic Triagle
-2004: Kickam Kids Get Feel for Shipping Out

Official Web Sites of Hickam Air Force Base
- Hickam Air Force Base
- Hickam Services
- Official Photos of Hickam Air Force Base

See also:
- Other Military Bases on Oahu
- Military Monuments and Memorials on Oahu
- Military History Sites on Oahu
- Military Bases on Other Islands

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