Nestled at the foot of the Waianae mountain range, Schofield Barracks is located near the towns of Wahiawa and Mililani and about 30 minutes from Honolulu. Home to the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks was established in 1908 to provide a base for the Army’s mobile defense of Pearl Harbor and the entire island. Wheeler Army Airfield is adjacent to Schofield Barracks and is home to the headquarters of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. Under the USAG-HI umbrella, 22 Army installations and sub-installations operate throughout Hawaii.
If you’ve received orders for Schofield Barracks or Wheeler AAF– congratulations! Pack away your winter clothes and stock up on beachwear because paradise awaits. The island can be intimidating, but the good news is that it’s HAWAII and incredible places to live are plentiful. On post housing is in high demand and it’s not uncommon to be on a waiting list for anywhere from a few weeks to several months. There is typically a healthy supply of short term and vacation rentals available for this very reason. There is also consistent property appreciation on the island so it’s not a terrible idea to go ahead and invest in a home. If you’ll be here a few years, plan to rent it out when you PCS again, or think you may return in retirement, it’s a good idea to look into purchasing a home.