Military Commands/Defense Agencies in Hawaii
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
•FIRST Robotics Mentoring
•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.
—Hawaii is the third-ranking state (behind Virginia and Alaska) in annual per capita federal defense expenditures -- $4,740.92per person in FY07.
—According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Hawaii topped all other states with the highest percentage of people ages 16 to 64 in the armed forces -- 4.95%.
—Every prime defense contractor has local staffing in Hawaii, where defense procurement averaged more than $2.0 billion annually since FY05.
—Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is the largest industrial employer in Hawaii.
—During 2008 the Coast Guard conducted more than 306 search and rescue missions, saved 276 lives and $9.6 million in property.
—Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai is the largest multi-environment military range in the world.