Marines

Marine Corps Base Kāne’ohe

MCB Kāne’ohe is a Marine Corps Base (formerly a Marine Corps Air Station) on the windward side of the island.  Originally a naval air station that (my father flew Martin PBM Mariner “flying boats” out of Kāne’ohe in the late 1940s), the Marines assumed control of the base in 1951.  An interesting historical factoid is that K-Bay was actually bombed a few minutes earlier than Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

Temporary lodging: 74-unit lodge; beach cottages (808) 254-2806

Beach cottages. The base also has 13 2-bedroom beach cottages available for use.  Each has a full kitchen, living and dining areas, cable TV, high-speed internet, ceiling fans, lanai, BBQ grill and daily maid service. The Kāne’ohe Bay Cottages are the perfect getaway for the whole family and out-of-town guests. Call for reservations at (808) 254-2806.

Health care: Clinic.  Appointments (808) 157-2131; benefits/Tricare (808) 233-2245; also see Tripler Army medical Center.

Commissary (808) 257-1463) and Exchange (808) 254-3890) with shopping mall.  The base also has a bowling alley, library, auto hobby shop, recreation center, theater, golf course, gym, tennis courts and swimming pool.

Community Services Center:   (808) 257-7787