USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM. It is always important to use the buddy system while on AT. Travel in groups, especially if you are not familiar with the area.
The buddy system is a must if you go swimming or snorkeling at the local beaches. Although Hawaii beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, the surf can be very dangerous, especially along the North Shore. Listen to the surf report on the local radio/TV stations for up to date information. Again…use careful judgment.
NAVY EXCHANGE AND COMMISSARY
A valid ID card will allow you to exercise unlimited shopping privileges at the various military exchanges and commissaries in the area.
HALE KOA HOTEL
The Fort DeRussy Armed Forces R&R complex over looks the beach in Waikiki. Inside the complex, the Hale Koa Hotel offers fine food, entertainment, luaus, and superior accommodations at affordable military rates. Facilities include a dining room, coffee shop, gourmet restaurants, weight room, mini-exchange, pool. If you choose to stay here, reservations should be made as far as six months in advance. The commuting time from Hale Koa Hotel to NCTAMS PAC is at least forty-five minutes in moderate traffic. There is a Dollar car rental desk in the hotel with reduced rates. For more information, visit http://www.halekoa.com.
SPECIAL SERVICES (MWR/SATO)
Special Services offers many activities for island personnel. These services include tour excursions, Inter-Island packages, athletic, and camping gear rentals. Hawaii has a plethora of activities to keep you busy during your off time! Visit www.greatlifehawaii.com for more information on island wide MWR activities, functions, and facilities.
When reporting to Sick Call before reporting to work, notify your immediate supervisor or contact the OOD at the Quarterdeck (DSN: 453-5384/85 COMM: 808-653-5384/85).
NAVY MEDICAL FACILITIES ON OAHU:
Naval Medical Clinic Wahiawa, (808) 653-5340, ext 250.
Naval Medical Clinic Makalapa
Tripler Army Medical Center, (808) 433-2778
COMMONLY USED TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Commercial Phone prefix for NCTAMS PAC is: (808) 653-xxxx
DSN: (315) 453-xxxx
NCTAMS PAC Command Duty Officer: 653-5385/5386
Family Service Center: (808) 653-0203
Security Office: (808) 653-7114
Reserve Coordinator: (N11) (808) 653-0071 Fax: (808) 653-0080
PEARL HARBOR NUMBERS
Naval Station BEQ-ARIZONA Hall: (808) 473-5983
Naval Station BOQ Reservations: (808) 473-5983
Fleet Chaplain Office, Naval Station: (808) 473-3041
Family Service Center Pearl Harbor: (808) 473-4222
Pearl Harbor Pass and ID: (808) 474-9140
Military Information (from any phone): (808) 449-7110
NOTE: It is recommended that these telephone numbers be transcribed to the back of the copy of your orders, which should be with you at all times.