The Hickam AFB serves as Air Force military base and is located on the Island of O'ahu. The near-by city of Honolulu is the only surrounding important community established. The demographics of the base are of 5,471, according to the 2000 census. Hickam is home to the 15th Airlift Wing and many others, having a total of 140 tenant units garrisoned at the base headquarters. Hickam's logo is designed so that it can convey the symbolic meaning of unity (a circle) and purpose (a cross).
Although the base had been used times before, it was officially established in 1941 and named after Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam, one of the greatest American pioneers. Each of the groups garrison at Hickam AFB has its specific functions, so the base has many purposes. However, the main thing about Hickam is that it controls all flying and airfield operations in the area.
There is no possibility of housing within the base, but one can always go for the near-by city of Honolulu, which also offers a wide range of attractions, such as the site of Pearl Harbor and many other activities specific to this warm region. The landscapes are breathtaking.
Some of the best aircraft located at the base are C-17s, C-37As and B-52s. The site has a total area of 2,200 acres in which many things happen. Lately, the base has been involved in many helping activities, such as planting trees, an activity heavily popularized on the 6th of November 2007. The most recent airfield mission in which the base has been involved is the 25th Air Support Operations training sessions. The historical purpose of this base was to protect the near-by harbors (such as Pearl Harbor) and to represent a terminal for departing units.