As the Navy's busiest harbor, the Naval Station annually completes 65,000 boat runs and transports 2.4 million passengers and 200,000 vehicles to and from Ford Island and other harbor locations. Navy-manned USS ARIZONA tour boats transport nearly 2 million visitors to the memorial each year.. The Naval Station also owns and operates one of the Navy's largest recreation and special services programs, has its own police and security force and is responsible for DOD firefighters in 13 stations island-wide
Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. In the Hawaiian language, honolulu means sheltered bay or place of shelter. The city is located along the southeast coast of the island of O‘ahu. The term also refers to the District of Honolulu. According to latest U.S. Census estimates (2004), the population of the district is 390,000 and that of the county is 900,000.
Most of the city's commercial and industrial developments are located on a narrow but relatively flat coastal plain, while numerous ridges and valleys located inland of the coastal plain divide Honolulu's residential areas into distinct neighborhoods: some spread along valley floors and others climbing the interfluvial ridges. Within Honolulu proper can be found a number of volcanic cones: Punchbowl, Diamond Head, Koko Head (includes Hanauma Bay), Koko Crater, Salt Lake, and liamanu are most conspicuous.
An economic and tourism boom following statehood brought rapid economic growth to Honolulu and Hawaii. Modern air travel would bring thousands of visitors to the islands. Today, Honolulu is a modern city with numerous high-rise buildings, and Waikiki is the center of the tourism industry in Hawaii, with thousands of hotel rooms.
Bases by Service
Basic Training Bases
- Lackland AFB
- Fort Benning
- Fort Jackson
- Fort Knox
- Fort Leonard Wood
- Fort Sill
- MCRD Parris Island
- MCRD San Diego
- Great Lakes NTC
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