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Arriving at Honolulu International Airport

It's recommended to use the USO services to contact your future command and/or request for transportation assistance.

The USO office is located on ground level in the main tower terminal between sections "E" & "F" at the baggage claim area.  For inquiries, please call the USO Hawaii Office at the Honolulu International Airport at 808-422-1213.

Arriving with Pets at the Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu is the only port of entry for all animals. All animals must arrive in Honolulu for inspection and quarantine.

Dogs and cats arriving in Honolulu will be taken from the aircraft by airline personnel and delivered to the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility. Pets are taken out of their carriers and placed in indoor kennels and provided with fresh water. Food may be provided at owner's request.

Pets arriving during the day are transferred to the main Animal Quarantine Station in Halawa Valley on one of two van runs each day. If a pet arrives after 3:00 p.m., it will spend the night at the airport facility and will be transferred to the main Animal Quarantine Station the next morning.

Arriving at the MCB Hawaii main gate

Upon arrival in Hawaii, all Marines and Navy personnel assigned to a Marine command must report to the IPAC Customer Support Branch located on MCBH K-Bay Bldg 1043 1st Deck, 808-257-8566.

Shuttles to the installation

There is no public transportation directly to the installation.   Taxi/cab fare is approximately $45.00 - $60.00 and is a reimbursable travel expensive up to $75.00.  Ensure to ask for a military discount and for a receipt

Driving Directions  

To MCBH K-Bay from the Honolulu International Airport. 

  • Take the H-1 Freeway West (H1 Waianae) as you're departing from the Honolulu International Airport.
  • Proceed on H-1 West, and then connect on to the H-3 East freeway to Kaneohe.
  • Proceed on H-3 until you reach the main gate of MCBH Kaneohe Bay.  

Directions to temporary lodging on MCBH K-Bay

Enter the base through the main gate on the H-3 freeway.  The Lodge on Kaneohe Bay is the base’s temporary lodging for families and is located on the right side as you enter into the base, Bldg 3083.

Directions to the Five Palms

Formerly known as the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) for Enlisted and Bachelor Officer Quarters (BOQ) for Officers.

Enter the base through the main gate on the H-3 freeway and drive up the second (2nd) traffic light.  At that second (2nd) traffic light, turn left onto Mokapu Road.  Make a right turn on Reed Road which is just before the Navy’s static plane display.  At the four (4) way stop sign, drive straight passing the O’Club on the right.  The Five Palms office will be on the left hand side in Bldg 503, 808-257-2409 or DSN 457-2409

Directions to Waikiki from Airport

If you're staying in a hotel in Waikiki, follow the signs to "H1 Honolulu." From H1 take the "Nimitz" cut-off which becomes Ala Moana Blvd after approximately seven miles. Take a right on Kalia Rd for the Hale Koa Hotel, or continue on Ala Moana Blvd for one more blocks, to Kalakaua Ave.

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