US Military Bases in Kauai

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  17.07.2021
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United States Navy The Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Barking Sands is situated on the western coasts of Kauai. It is the globe’s biggest multi-dimensional screening and also training projectile variety. PMRF is the only array on the planet where submarines, surface area ships, airplane, projectiles as well as area automobiles can be run with each other. The base is around 2,385 acres. Offshore there are greater than 42,000 square miles of regulated airspace.

PMRF has assistance centers at Port Allen, Makaha Ridge, as well as Koke’e State Park. The base likewise has actually a from another location run security radar on the neighboring island of Niihau.

The Pacific Missile Range Facility is an essential testing room for projectile protection. Assisted examination projectiles are released from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the center out over the Pacific Ocean to check anti-missile obstruct systems on U.S. Navy ships (images listed below).

The base has family members real estate situated near the coastline, a Navy Exchange, a barber store as well as a filling station. Leisure centers consist of a tennis court, racquetball court, softball area, football area, golf-driving array as well as swimming pool. Films are revealed on weekend breaks at an outside cinema. Wrongdoings dining establishment is open at nights.

Over: Navy Exchange

Over: Base Housing

Over: Shenanigans Restaurant

The local community to the base is Kekaha, concerning 8 miles to the southeast. Polihale Beach expands onto the base, yet this component of the coastline is off restrictions to the general public. Major’s Bay is a coastline situated on the base, with coastline homes offered for rental fee to armed forces employees (images listed below).

Hawaii Air National Guard

The Hawaii Air National Guard radar website at Kokee State Park near the Kalalau Lookout is a famous location spots. Some individuals claim it resembles a gigantic golf round resting on a tee. The white dome (radome) can be seen from the Na Pali Coastline, offering an aesthetic hint to the place of the Kalalau Lookout as seen from water level. The radome shields the radar inside from the location’s hefty rains. The radar supplies monitoring for the Hawaii area as well as is run by the 150th Air Control as well as Warning Flight system of the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard.


The U.S. Coast Guard has a visibility on Kauai, giving search and also rescue, seaside patrols and also vessel safety and security checks.

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