Installation Info: Zip Code: 96786, Area Code: 808, DSN: (315) 453
Naval Computer Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS PAC) is the largest communications stations in the world. It began in 1906 with the first U.S. Naval Radio Station in the Pearl Harbor Complex, but was decommissioned in 1916. By 1939, with the arrival of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, it was clear that a new receiver and control station were needed. Construction began in 1940 on the 697 acres, about 20 miles north of Pearl Harbor at Wahiawa. What once began as a small radio station for the Pacific Fleet turned into a massive complex combining several communication stations. By December 1990, the Naval Communication Area Master Station, Eastern Pacific at Honolulu, merged with the Navy Regional Data Automation Center (NARDAC) Pearl Harbor, to form the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Eastern Pacific. In October 1997, it was renamed Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, to better reflect the command's geographical area of responsibility.
The primary function of NCTAMS PAC is to provide communication support to Navy activities in the Pacific Ocean region. Healthcare units offered on base include a medical and dental clinic. For emergency treatment, Wahiawa General Hospital is available. There are no Department of Defense schools on base, though there is a childcare center accommodating 55 preschool children.
The base offers a gym, pool and weight room for the fitness buff. Other activities include bowling and racquetball. Popular visitor attractions near Pearl Harbor include the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, Kilauea Military Camp, Volcanoes National Park and the USS Missouri Memorial. Hawaii offers one of the best climates, which makes it perfect for any water sport or outdoor recreational activity.
There has been a change to the 120 day pet quarantine for animals coming into the State. If the animals have the prescribed shots, etc., months ahead of time, the quarantine time has been reduced to a week or so. Best to contact the the Humane Society at the following web site: www. hawaiianHumane.org and then scroll down to Call-in questions and then down to Quarantine updates.