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    Military Spouse Employment and Connections at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Welcome to Oahu! Your assignment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii, is one of the most coveted duty stations for both military members and families, and with good reason. 

    Located adjacent to beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is a joint Navy/Air Force base and is Navy led. Pearl Harbor and Hickam AFB are physically connected, so you'll see and hear jets taking off from the Hickam airfield while Navy ships, carriers, subs, and other vessels slip down the nearby harbor. The Coast Guard is also active in this area, and you might even spy a cruise ship!

    An assignment to Oahu is unique not only due to its tropical location, but also because all branches are present on the island.  And good news for military spouses! The military spouse community on Oahu may be one of the closest you’ll experience. You’ll find numerous spouse groups and events to be involved in, not only at JBPHH, but also at events such as the island-wide Joint Spouses’ Conference.

    Military spouses looking to work or further their careers may be interested in the many unique military spouse job opportunities. In addition to the tourism industry, other popular careers on Oahu include the fields of accommodations, healthcare, airlines, and teaching. Or, your time at JBPHH might be a great opportunity to start your own business, continue your contracting or GS career, or simply try a fun job that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

    Note: while unemployment rates on Oahu are typically lower than the national average, they’ve risen during the COVID restrictions, since the island relies heavily on the travel and tourism industries. 

    However you’re looking to spend your time as a military spouse at JBPHH, we're sharing a few resources to get you started!

    Military Spouse Connections at JBPHH

    For Newcomers to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Ideas for volunteering at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    Ideas for Volunteering at JBPHH

    JBPHH Military Spouse Employment Resources

    JBPHH Military Spouse Employment Resources

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Military Spouse Groups

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Military Spouse Groups


    Other Social & Professional Groups Near JBPHH

    Other Social & Professional Groups Near JBPHH

    Hiking in Oahu near JBPHH

    This list should get you started for your first weeks and months in Oahu! Here's a few more ideas for your Hawaii explorations: 

    Learn more about Oahu and your assignment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam with our free ebook:

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    Jen McDonald


    Jen McDonald

    Jen McDonald is the Content Editor for MilitaryByOwner Advertising. She's a longtime writer, the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, the host of the Milspouse Matters podcast, and has been published in several books and numerous national publications. She was a military spouse for nearly 30 years and is the mom of four (including one son in the military). One of her happiest roles now is being a grandmother. She and her newly retired Air Force husband have been stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific and won’t count how many houses they’ve lived in because that would be too depressing. Her passion is encouraging young military spouses and regularly sharing about topics like military life, parenting, homeschooling...and now grandparenting! See more from Jen at her site, Jen McDonald and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest.

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