Hawaii Military Relocation | YOUR Military Move to Hawaii PART I

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Your Hawaii Military Relocation and Move is only PART of making that transition across the Pacific Ocean. There are many other factors to consider such as local area neighborhoods, schools, commute to your Hawaii Military Base and more. Maybe you want to know a little more on the History of the Hawaiian Islands or Hawaii Points of Interest for things to do. You may also considering Buying a Hawaii Home while you are stationed here on the islands and you need more information.

We'll cover all of this - and more -in YOUR Military Move to Hawaii series.

Part I- Six Months Prior to "Moving Across the Pacific Ocean" 

Across the Pacific Ocean to Paradise. You are moving to a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific. You already know to expect a smaller land area but that means you'll be living in smaller homes with smaller sq/ft.  as well. You'll be living on Oahu with its dense communities and neighborhoods that will appear one after another. The  island of Oahu IS Honolulu County with a population of almost a million people and you can read more here>>  What You Didn't Know About the Hawaiian Islands

Expect a Totally Different Environment!  Keep an open mind for an experience unlike any other you will have in your lifetime. With a  wide variety of ethnicities and cultures from all over the world, you will certainly get to experience different foods as well as each culture and their way of living all in one place. From Historic Honolulu to Chinatown to the tourist scene in Waikiki you definitely won't be bored!

Weather and Clothing Wear!  Tropical island weather means sun, rain, cooler, warmer, tropical breezes and no snow (except during extreme conditions on the top of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii (aka Big Island).  Wait until you get here to go shopping at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet where they have t-shirts, swim suits, swim shorts, sarongs, shorts, tank tops and everything you need to start your tropical island ‘wardrobe'.

SCALE DOWN on your Household Goods!  If you haven't used it for at least six months and it's doesn't have the sentimental value you used to believe then put aside everything you need to have a garage sale or put in storage.  Stuff is just stuff and you WILL NOT be able to fit all that ‘stuff' in a smaller home.  Prices of homes go according to interior or land sq/ft regardless if it's a rental or you are going to Buy a Hawaii Home.

Getting Your Pets Ready! Hawaii is a rabies free state and our Quarantine laws are strict. You can avoid putting your pet through a long quarantine if you start the process on immunizations and checkups NOW. You can find more information in the Animal Quarantine's Hawaii Rabies Quarantine Brochure  (info about pre and post arrival requirements, quarantine station procedures, policies, rules, operations and fees) and the  Checklist for Hawaii Resident Pets will give you a quick look at the things you need to do NOW.

Hawaii Home Buying Means Being Proactive! Start by Searching for Hawaii Homes and take a look around the different neighborhoods and their price ranges. When you're ready to have me set you up with your own personal webpage with specific criteria and getting you prequalified with loan officer who is seasoned with Hawaii VA Home Loan Transactions. Also, the Current Hawaii Market Report will give you an update on our current market statistics.

The majority of Hawaii Military Bases are right on this island with Schofield Barracks (Army), Wheeler Army Air Field, Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl Harbor Navy Base, Honolulu Harbor Coast Guard  and Kaneohe Marine Corp Air Station being the main bases for each branch of the military. Click on any of the following links for more detailed information on Honolulu County Military Bases, lodging for reservations once you arrive and other useful links.

Honolulu County Military Bases

Military Lodging Hawaii

Other Useful Links:

 

Hickam Air Force Base  and Hickam AFB Newspaper

Hickam Lodging

Bellows Lodging

Oahu Public Schools, Oahu Public Schools Serving Military, Oahu Private Schools

Tripler Army Medical Center

TLA Approved Hotels

Honolulu County Commissaries

Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii and Hawaii Marine Newspaper

Lodge at Kaneohe Bay

The Cabanas at Kaneohe Bay

Honolulu County Military Base Golf Courses

US Army Pacific and Hawaii Army Weekly Newspaper

Inn at Schofield Barracks

  

"Virtual Tour"

Animal Quarantine Station Rabies Information Brochure

Checklist for 5 Day or Less Program

Pearl Harbor Shipyard, US Navy Pacific Fleet Hawaii-Pearl Harborand Hawaii Navy News

Navy Lodge Hawaii & Beach Cottages at Kalaeloa

Honolulu County 2009 BAH

US Coast Guard Hawaii

 

Hawaii VA Home Loans

 

Following is a map with the locations of all Hawaii Honolulu Military Bases on this island.

 

 

  • Hawaii Honolulu Military Relocation -Part II of the Series on YOUR Military Move to Hawaii
  • Hawaii Military Relocation| PART III on YOUR Military Move to Hawaii | Hawaii Home Buyers VA Loans

     

    Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs, she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents. Website: www.hawaiihomesmarket.com

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    Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

     

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    Tim and Pam Cash
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    Sally, I don't believe I have seen such an informative relocation information packet.  Well done!

    Aug 22, 2009 08:14 PM #1
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    Tim and Pam.....this is only Part I :) Thanks for dropping by!

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    Sally - Woo hoo to you on putting together this series.  This post is fabulous and I'm looking forward to reading the rest.  Great job!! :)

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    Aloha Miss Sally,

    Without a doubt you are da'best when it comes to military relocations to Hawaii! Your posts on the topic are always packed full of great info for anyone considering buying a home in your area of Oahu!

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    Woo Hoo, This is going to be good. It already has started off excellent and a great idea to put this in a series that covers from from top to bottom, head to toe. Very cool idea.

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    Sally- This is a great series and it is SO fun to read! You encourage me  to look around at stuff and do another clearing!

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    Sally..this is a fantastic series..I am really enjoying reading it..Very informative..looking forward to part 2..Thank you

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    This series will be invaluable for military personnel Sally.  Great job.  I love that you link back to other posts and out to websites that will help the transfers and their families.  Have a great Sunday!

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    My son is a linguist in the Navy and will be coming that way. Thanks for the info.

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    It has to be an exciting move knowing that you're headed to such a beautiful place, but at the same time relocating can be a little overwhelming. That's why it's best to have someone who knows what they are doing give you a hand.

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    Sally - Great information for those lucky enough to moving to "the islands." Great pic too!

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    Sally,

    Excellent blog. Love the pictures and how inviting you make it sound!!

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    Sally - I have to agree with Greg, the photo of the beach is very inviting and your post is so full of great information that it makes me want to come and visit!

    Vegas Bob

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    Sally, Jeff Dowler has been writing a really good relocation series of blogs, but I an sure that I will learn a few more things in your seires.

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    Sally,

    This is quite an amazing post you put up!  I love the graphics and anyone looking to relocate to your piece of paradise is going to find this information really useful.

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