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Namesakes: Hickam Field, Hawaii

September 24, 2017

Air Force Magazines back-page feature is “Namesakes.” Every month it profiles the person or people after whom an Air Force facility was named. 

Hickam Field (formerly Hickam Air Force Base) is a United States Air Force installation, named in honor of aviation pioneer Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam. The base merged with the Naval Base Pearl Harbor to become part of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam. The base neighbors Honolulu International Airport and currently shares runways with the airport for its activities and purposes.

Namesakes: Hickam AFB

Hickam is home to the 15th Wing (15 WG) and 67 partner units including Headquarters of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Hawaii Air National Guard and the 154th Wing (154 WG) of the Hawaii Air National Guard. The Air Mobility Command‘s 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing (515 AMOW) provides tactical and strategic airlift within the Pacific region. In addition, Hickam supports 140 tenant and associate units.

15th Wing website

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