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Marine Corps Base Kaneohe housing office is the main office for both Kaneohe and Camp Smith. Camp Smith members can register in Kaneohe for housing but note; Camp Smith is located in Halawa Heights near Aiea about 10 min from Honolulu Airport. You can also call the Navy housing office which has more base housing options near Camp Smith. Camp Smith Manana housing is located over in Aiea, Pearl city, HI.
Note: Actual Camp Smith base housing is very limited, only for 06 (SO) and E9 (SE). The wait list can be 12-18 months.
Manana base housing was built in 2006, is located in Pearlcity. Manana boasts 144 single (detached) homes available for Staff NCO, Company Grade, and Field Grade Officer homes. They also have 24 duplex style homes for junior enlisted families. Open to active-duty Army, Navy, Air Force, & Marines.
Mañana housing has a FB group as well.
OHANA MARINE CORPS COMMUNITIES AT CAMP SMITH and KANEOHE MCBH.
See floor plans by Rank. http://www.ohanamarinecorpscommunities.com
KANEOHE HOUSING WAIT LIST click on "Wait list for select neighborhoods". This gives you an estimate of potential wait times. Best way to know is to contact them directly by email or calling on the left side of this page.
"All Military Personnel inbound MCB Hawaii are required to register at the Family Housing Office prior to entering into an off-base lease agreement or to purchase a home." Based on your rank you can email your counselor to get on the wait list. You must provide them with a copy of your web orders, 1746 Housing application, sex offenders form, and privacy act form.
Phone: Defense Switch Network (DSN Prefix 315) 457-2676 or COMM (808) 257-2676
Toll Free: 1-866-224-7942
Fax: DSN 457-1259 or COMM (808) 257-1259
Mail: Family Housing Department, Box 63003, MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863-3003
Camp Smith offers:
Dental center for Active Duty only
Sunset Lanai - dining you can serve up to 300 guests
Dry cleaner express
ITT tickets and tours office
Camp Smith fitness center is "state of the art" since it was rebuilt in 2017.
Here is the INDO PACOM newcomers information link and phone numbers. If your sponsor has not reached out to you then try to contact your service POC.
If you work on Camp Smith there's no commissary. Your nearest commissary is the Pearl Harbor Naval commissary about 15 min away in PH (next to Airport). Or Hickam AFB next to HNL.
If you live in Mililani, Waikele, Ewa, Makakilo, and Kapolei your nearest commissary is Schofield.
If you live in Windward side your nearest commissary is Kaneohe MCB.
You will probably want to know where all the commissaries are on Oahu because you'll find food is outrageously expensive here. I drive 11 miles to PH just to go to the commissary and we save about 30% on the bill. 👍