Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCB Hawaii) is a military base run by the U.S.
Marines. It is located in Honolulu, Oahu on the Mokapu Peninsula. Oahu
is the third largest of the islands of Hawaii but is the most populated
of the islands. It is 596 square miles in area and is home to the capital
of the state, Honolulu. Even though there have been military installations
in this area for decades, it did not begin as MCB Hawaii. It was in 1918
that President Wilson set aside 322 acres of land for use by the military.
What began as the Kuwaahoe Military Reservation became Fort Hase in 1942.
A year before this, it was known as Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, one
of the Japanese targets during the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, mayhem ensued when the Japanese
launched a surprise attack on the navy base at Pearl Harbor. The reason
behind this attack was to prevent the U.S. from helping Europe in World
War II. The attack took place in two waves, of which the station at Kaneohe
Bay was a target in both. In the first wave, the aircraft at Kaneohe was
targeted. In the second wave, the aircraft and hangers were targeted.
Rather than keep the U.S. out of the war, this instead was a major factor
in causing the government to join it.
After World War II, the Marines took control of this base as the navy moved
to another location. In 1952, it received yet another name, the Marine
Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. In 1994, several different Marine Corps
bases were merged into one large installation. Camp H.M. Smith, Manana
Family Housing Area, Puuloa Range, Molokai Training Support Facility,
and the Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay all joined together to become
the Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
MCB Hawaii Today
According to information from the last census, the base has a population
of nearly 12,000 people. It is made up of 2,332 households and 2,283 families
and has a population density of 2,696 per square miles. The demographics
on the base are made up of 66.6% White, 14.6% Hispanic, 12.1% African
American, and 5.3% Asian. Approximately 66% of the households have children
under the age of 18 and 93% are married couples living together. The average
size of a family living on the base is 3.23. In regards to the age groups
on the base, 43.5% are between the ages of 18 and 24 and 31% are between
the ages of 25 and 55. The next largest group is children under the age
of 18 at 24%. The median income for the average household is $34,757 and
for a family is $34,918. When the average income of males and females
was compared, it was discovered that females earn an average of $5,000 more.
If you were accused of committing a crime while at MCB Hawaii, you could
not be in a more serious situation. At The Federal Practice Group Worldwide
Service we are committed to protecting the rights of members of the military
who have been accused of crimes. We have been able to successfully defend
those accused of military offenses like unexcused absence as well as crimes like
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Helpful Resource Links
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Official Site for Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Map of Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Criminal Defense Information