Aloha, and Welcome to Tripler Army Medical Center
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and
Recreation (DFMWR) hosts weekly newcomers' orientation and runs the official Relocation Program. Download The Resource Guide, produced by
Army Community Service, for information on
programs and services both on and off post.
Dependent children can attend public or private schools in Hawaii. Public schools are run by
Hawaii's Department of Education. The
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools has
information on private schools. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's
School Liaison Office coordinates and assists Army
school-age youth with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success.
Soldiers can find information on continuing education on the Education Center's website.
Hawaii's Department of Education requires that you provide specific documentation at registration. Be sure to bring the following:
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is an agreement among member states (Hawaii became a member in 2009) that addresses certain school transition issues fo rmilitary children in a consistent manner.
For information on programs offered by Child Youth School Services, to include day care and the School Liaison Office, call (808) 655-9818 or visit for registration requirements.
For families relocating to Hawaii, housing is available on post in both
the North (Helemano Military Reservation, Schofield Barracks, and Wheeler Army Airfield) and South (Aliamanu Military Reservation and Fort Shafter) regions.
All on post housing is manage by
Island Palm Communities. You will pay pro-rated
rent and security deposit for the remainder of the month you move in.
The Housing Services Office (HSO) can assist with questions about housing on and off of the installation, as well as Temporary Lodging Allowance guidelines.
HSO North, Building 950, 215 Duck Road, Schofield Barracks, (808) 655-3073/3076. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 7a.m.-6p.m.; Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.
HSO South, 111 7th Street, Fort Shafter, (808) 438-6198/8820. Open Monday - Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m.
In an effort to encourage the efficient use of energy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense established a utility consumption responsibility policy that holds the Soldiers and their families responsible for its utilities. In accordance with the mandate, Island Palm Communities is responsible for implementing and managing this program.
Single Soldiers (E1-E5) and Unaccompanied/geographical bachelor Soldiers (E1-E5) living on post will reside in the barracks.
Single and unaccompanied NCOs (E6 and above), accompanied Soldiers with dependents, and dual military arriving together, regardless of grade will reside in on-post or off-post housing. You should budget money prior to arrival to avoid taking on new debt to pay move-in costs (deposit, first month's rent, and utilities deposit).
For families or Soldiers wishing to live off post, information on available rentals can be found on the Automated Housing Referral Network.
If you, or your family, plan to bring pets with you to Hawaii, begin
planning as soon as possible to minimize the time your pet may be required to be quarantined. Hawaii is a rabies-free state. Hawaii's quarantine law is
designed to protect residents and pets from potentially serious health problems associated with the introduction and spread of rabies. All dogs and cats,
regardless of age (puppies and kittens included) or purpose, must comply with Hawaii's dog and cat import requirements.
For the latest on quarantine information, visit Hawaii's Department of Agriculture's Animal Quarantine website.
Certain breeds are not allowed on Army installations, and the post housing partner, Island Palm Communities, has rules and reulations regarding owning pets in post housing as well. All applicable policies can be found on the Command Documents page.
After you arrive in Hawaii, the Army's Veterinary Corps can provide services for your pet(s) at one of their four veterinary facilities on Oahu.
Personally-owned firearms must be registered with the Honolulu Police Department and either the Schofield Barracks Provost Marshal Office (PMO) or the Fort Shafter PMO within 72 hours of arrival. Hand-carry them to the Honolulu Police Department, at (808)529-3371, for processing. Visit the Directorate of Emergency Services page to learn more.
Weapons are not authorized in any Army barracks. TAMC does not have a unit Arms room for personal weapon storage. Soldiers who reside in the barracks are not authorized weapons storage via the unit. It is highly recommended that you store them prior to your arrival.