U.S. Army Schofield Barracks

U.S. Army Schofield Barracks

U.S. Army Schofield Barracks
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Historic Army post named for 19th century Army leader
5.0 of 5 bubblesAug 2019
John McAllister Schofield was a Civil War Union General involved in a number of important engagements including the battles of Wilson's Creek (where he earned the Medal of Honor), Franklin, and Nashville, as well as the Atlanta Campaign. Post-war, he served as Secretary of War under Presidents Johnson and Grant and Commanding General of the United States Army during the Cleveland and Harrison administrations. In 1872, then Maj. Gen. Schofield visited Hawaii to assess potential port facilities. He concluded that the mouth of the Pearl River could be turned into a major port that could be easily defended. Following annexation in 1898, his recommendations were followed, and American forces began moving in. In 1908, construction began on what would eventually become this base, being named in honor of Schofield the following year. The newly formed Hawaiian Division arrived in 1921 and stayed until 1941 when reorganization led to the formation of two new divisions, the 24th and 25th. The two divisions went to war following Pearl Harbor and battled across the Pacific. The 25th returned to Schofield and has been permanently stationed here ever since (with combat deployments to Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq over the years). A good way to learn about the history of Schofield Barracks and the 25th "Tropic Lightning" Division is to visit the base and particularly the Tropic Lightning Museum in Carter Hall, the old base library, in Building 361. When you're there, be sure to grab a copy of the historic guide for the base which provides a map showing various historic and architecturally interesting buildings around the base and even a suggested tour route. Getting on the base is fairly easy. Assuming that you're coming from Honolulu via H-2. Just as H-2 ends and becomes Wilikina Drive (Route 99), you'll see signs to turn left onto Kunia Road to go to Schofield Barracks. Assuming you don't have a DoD ID, drive past the first gate (Foote Avenue) and go to the second gate (Lyman Road) where visitors can get a pass. You'll have to pull over to the inspection area and, following the MP's direction, get out and open the hood, trunk, and all the doors so they can look inside your vehicle. Assuming your license and registration (or car rental agreement) are in order, you'll be issued a dashboard pass. Once on base, keep an eye out to spot the signs that will direct you to the museum. We spent a couple hours here (maybe an hour at the museum and another hour driving around looking at the various historic buildings and the base in general). We'd suggest coming on a weekend when things are a little quieter.

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Tim D
Wiesbaden, Germany564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
A nice little base that is 100 times better than any other base in Louisiana. The people are friendly however the roads are a bit confusing and on the smaller side. I strongly suggest using GPS at first
Written October 13, 2021
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COLT45ACP
SOUTHAMPTON42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014
went there on way to pearl harbour very intresting place as "From Here to Eternity" was filmed at here. Worth a vist as the Museum contains displays of weaponry the display of artillery and armor is nice.
Written August 23, 2015
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Lisa F
Corpus Christi, TX372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Business
Schofield Barracks is a rather odd name for an Army post but given the long and storied history of the 25th Infantry Division which is headquartered here, it is fitting. Nestled in the center of Oahu, it boasts an expansive footprint and beautiful views of the Waianae range. There is a legitimate museum on post as well as all amenities necessary for an operational garrison. It is worth a visit when on Oahu. Military access is required for entrance.
Written September 17, 2018
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araxas
Colorado Springs, CO215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
Schofield Barracks, the home of the US Army 25th Infantry Division is a sprawling base just outside of Wahiawa and a nice place to visit to escape the hustle of Waikiki, Military of all classes just need to show ID and visitors can access the base with permission. the Kole Kole Pass road open on weekends provides a route through the mountains where you can see the direction Japanese planes flew during their assault on Pearl Harbor. The Post Exchange has a nice food court and outside food stands that you can eat at without an ID Card. See it.
Written July 7, 2017
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tdlevi40
Newnan, GA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
I spent a week with my son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. I had a blast!! If you are ever able to visit the base get some guava chicken and shrimp in front of the PX.
Written July 11, 2015
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cabotoaster
Orem, UT85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We always make a stop to the children’s cemetery when on Oahu. My little sister was buried here in 1959. Very peaceful to walk around and pay respect.
Written March 22, 2018
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kdewey98
Roseau, MN72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Took a tour of Schofield Barracks with my brother who was stationed there in the early 90s and with my father who was their in the 1950s. Saw some of the buildings that were there during the attack on Pearl Harbor and could see the tracks of the bullets in the buildings. If you are a history buff or even if you aren't one it is a must see after going to Pearl Harbor. It is especially good if you have a tour guide who knows the history
Written January 2, 2017
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Dawnie_Bird
Springfield, IL458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
I think you can get a pass to get on post to visit the museum. Bring ID. Go to the Lyman Gate. There are also old officer housing where General Patton and other famous generals lived. Some cool architecture. LOTS of helicopters to watch. There is a food court at the PX that you do not have to have military ID to use.
Written May 26, 2016
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,980 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
It is a jewel with regards to Army posts. I was stationed in Hawaii for four years, although never at Schofield Barracks. It has a unique charm with all of the amenities a Soldier and his/her family would need: updated PX and commissary, decent movie theater, etc. I can't say there is much the average person can do there but for any Soldiers there it is worth the trip
Written May 7, 2016
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Barbisurf
Honolulu, HI191 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Business
If you are able to get on base, you will be in for a treat. This is the largest army base on the island and the 50's style officer's houses compared to the concrete barracks offer a variety of living areas, parks, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. If you have a military ID you can even shop here for much less than locals are able to afford.
Written November 8, 2015
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