The United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) area of responsibility (AOR) encompasses about half the earth’s surface, stretching from the waters off the west coast of the U.S. to the western border of India and from Antarctica to the North Pole. There are few regions as culturally, socially, economically and geopolitically diverse as the Asia-Pacific. The 36 nations that comprise the Asia-Pacific region are home to more than 50 percent of the world’s population, 3,000 different languages, several of the world’s largest militaries and five nations allied with the U.S. through mutual defense treaties. Two of the three largest economies are located in the Asia-Pacific along with 10 of the 14 smallest. The AOR includes the most populous nation in the world, the largest democracy and the largest Muslim-majority nation. More than one-third of Asia-Pacific nations are smaller, island nations, which includes the smallest republic in the world and the smallest nation in Asia.read more
This strategy adheres to several guiding principles. Four principles were articulated by the U.S. secretary of defense to elaborate on the president’s guidance in January 2012 that the U.S. “will of necessity rebalance to the Asia-Pacific.” These and three additional principles appear as consistent themes throughout this document.read more
Planning Your Move
You can find updated and useful newcomer information on PACOM’s website, www.pacom.mil, by clicking on the Newcomers link. Also, an electronic copy of this guide is available.read more
Transportation from the Airport
Oahu has an excellent public transportation system, appropriately named TheBus, which should serve most of your needs if you do not desire a rental vehicle. Fees for the city bus service are $2.25 for adults, $1.25 for children ages 6 to 17, and $25 for a four-day Oahu Discovery Passport (available at all ABC Stores). For information about bus routes around the island, visitwww.thebus.org or call 808-848-4500. For route and schedule info, call 808-848-5555.read more
Air Force........................... 808-422-3770/3771
Coast Guard................................ 808-842-2089read more
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