Per Wikipedia, there are 7,897 active duty service men and women, 11,686 family members, and 8,172 civilians currently stationed at Fort Shafter. There are close to 7,000 three and four bedroom housing units that are designated by family size and rank. Fort Shafter does not have any schools on base for children instead they attend local public or private schools. Please visit Hawaii Public Schools page and look under Fort Shafter schools.
My base guide provides more information about the Army commands and information for newcomers.
Fort Shafter and Tripler family members also use Island Palm Communities base housing — South Regional Leasing Office
111 Seventh St.
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808)-275-3800 or (888)-458-8933
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) is another Fort Shafter option and the housing area is located near Salt Lake about 10 min away. Salt Lake and Fort Shafter are relatively close to the Honolulu airport.
Cities around Fort Shafter are Salt Lake, Moanalua, Aiea and Halawa Heights.
Wheeler is a former Air Force base that was handed over to the Army to create an Air Station. They have 24 Attack (Apache) AH 64's at Wheeler and other helicopters that conduct flights around Wahiawa.
US Army Garrison Hawaii (USAG-Hawaii) is the Department of Defense executive agent for Wheeler base housing on Oahu, and is located at Building 950, 215 Duck Road, Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, HI.
USAG-Hawaii HSO can be reached at (808) 655-3073 to 655-3080.
Cities around Wheeler are Mililani, Wahiawa, Kunia and Waikele.
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HAWAII MILITARY LIFE is a recently created FB group. We try to look for a lot of FREE events or discounts for Military. We also post PCS info, buying a car, pet info, BAH, and anything related to Military command events in Hawaii. This group is NOT FOR PROFIT so we are REAL DoD families helping each other. You can search through our Facebook site using key words on the left column. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1483172141727626/
For temporary lodging please visit Temp lodging and short term stay page.
There are over 14,000 people living in Schofield Barracks. This consists of almost 3000 households, or 3000 families. The base is one of the largest US facilities outside of the mainland. Its total area covers 2.7 square miles, or 7.1 square kilometers.
Army newcomers information https://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/newcomers/newcomers.htm
Welcome to Schofield Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6AmELwm4_A
Here are the list of Army units stationed at Schofield. https://www.dodhousingnetwork.com/army/schofield-barracks/units
Both Wheeler and Schofield use the same housing office on Schofield Barracks base closest to the Lyman gate entrance (Visitors center).
Schofield Barracks Housing Service Office (HSO): US Army Garrison Hawaii (USAG-Hawaii) is the Department of Defense executive agent for off-base housing on Oahu, and is located at Building 950, 215 Duck Road, Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, HI. This office is responsible for providing assistance to joint forces stationed at Schofield; Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force families in locating suitable off-base housing in the local community for lease/rent.
USAG-Hawaii HSO can be reached at (808) 655-3073 to 655-3080. Hawaii standard time (HST) is 5-6 hours back from East Coast time.
The housing community at Schofield is called "Island Palm Communities". Island Palm communities manages housing on and off base. Most of the units on base are provided for enlisted members, which accounts for more than half of all housing on Post.
You can also visit the site to see the RENTAL RATES of the units at Island Palm Communities. http://www.islandpalmcommunities.com/schofield-barracks/island-palm-communities/
Island Palm communities video Schofield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_6dGQW0ioA
The cost of the units in comparison to living off post in terms of quality (wood floors, yard, etc) and price per square foot is pretty reasonable. A spouse I interviewed said it has a "beautiful interior" and a great support group of families since the community is so large. From my own research off post, a 3bd, 2 bath home at 1400 square foot ran around $2800 which on post you can get up to 1800 sq ft same price.
They said you can expect to wait up to 2-4 weeks before you get a place, however recommended you call a 30 days prior to your arrival to get on the wait list to see if you can be placed when you arrive. Leasing office number is (844) 874-6019. M-F. Remember Hawaii Standard Time (HST) difference.
Except for pit bulls, pit bull mixes, Doberman pinschers, Rottweilers, wolf breed combination? chows, etc. I guess they exclude these breeds without even testing behaviors.
See Pet addendum for more info on leasing at Island Palm communities. https://winnmilitary.entrata.com/media_library/12710/56e6e646732f3523.pdf
This is a 23 min video on Schofield and Fort Shafter starting with the history with WW2 and the Korean War for the 25th brigade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsmdzL1312Q
You can scroll through the video to see the information for transitioning to Hawaii and some resourcing information.
Cities around Schofield are Mililani, Wahiawa and Kunia.