Military Commands/Defense Agencies in Hawaii
“The National Defense Strategy continues to provide for a visible forward presence of US military forces in Hawai`i and the Asia Pacific. This strategy has been successful in deterring conflicts and promoting peace and security among nations of the region, thus enabling commerce and trade to flourish throughout the Pacific.
Although the global recession has had an impact on Hawaii’s economy, Hawaii’s defense industry has continued to remain a dominant source of revenues in the state’s economy and in providing good paying jobs for the workforce. Annual defense expenditures in 2008 of $6.8 billion accounted for generating more than $10.1 billion into our economy. Equally important, this accounted for creating some 92,000 job opportunities for residents who reported more than $6.4 billion in household earnings.
•Drug Education for Youth
•National Guard Youth Challenge Academy
•Great Aloha Run
•Big Brothers and Big Sisters
•Habitat for Humanity
•Joint Venture Education Forum
•Disaster Coordination and Assistance
•Air/Sea Search & Rescue
•Aids to Navigation
•Explosive Ordnance Disposal
•Diamond Head, Beach, & Environmental Cleanups
•Parades & Ceremonies
•Junior Reserve Officer Training Programs
•Training & Assistance Programs with Police & Fire Department
—The U.S. Department of Defense is the second major source of revenue to the state. Second only to tourism.
—In 2011, annual defense expenditures accounted for $14.7 billion into Hawaii's economy.
—The military in Hawaii provides over 102,000 jobs with a reported $8.7 billion in household earnings, representing 16.5% of Hawaii's workforce.
—Hawaii's military community totals nearly 145,000 (60,000 active duty, reserve and national guard; 67,000 family members and 18,400 DoD civilian employees).
—Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is the largest industrial employer in Hawaii. It's annual budget exceeds $850 million.
—Defense procurement contracts awarded to Hawaii businesses more than doubled from $1 billion in the 1990s to $2.4 billion in 2009.
—Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai is the largest multi-environment military range in the world.