Travel Plans: Kaneohe Bay - Hawaii
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For Marines stationed in Hawaii prior to deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan or other areas, the homecomings will be at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The homecomings are held at one of the hangars on the base. The Marines arrive at the hangar by plane or buses depending on the weather. If they land at nearby Hickam AFB, they are transported over on buses. Families will not be allowed to meet the Marines at the Air Force Base.
When driving on the base, you will be asked for ID, proof of vehicle insurance, and possibly title of the vehicle. If you are driving a rental car, you may also be asked for those documents. Each person traveling with you should have a photo ID. For homecoming, you need to tell them that is what you are there for and they will direct you into an office to get a visitor pass and you will need your ID. If you are there for a few days, you will need to ask for a visitor pass for that time and they will verify it with your Marine. Be sure you know your Marine's name, rank, and battalion.
Unit/Battalion Information Pages
LODGING ON MCBH:
Marine Corps Community Services - Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
The Lodge at MCBH Kaneohe Bay boasts 74 spacious living areas, complete with separate telephone and data port lines, interior connecting doors for large families and each unit is equipped with kitchenettes and a keyless entrance system. For those patrons eager to appreciate the great tropical outdoors, The Lodge also is home to a courtyard featuring a gazebo for organized functions or for relaxation. A picnic and BBQ area invite guests to cook out and live Aloha.
AREA HOTELS & ACCOMODATIONS
AIRPORTS AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION:
This link shows a map of the island and the main highways:
Highways 3, 61 and 63 will all go to the base. Hwy 3 is the straightest shot
Here is another link with a map of Oahu and it shows the highways better and it can be enlarged, also has other links listed.
TOURISM AND ATTRACTIONS: