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U.S. Army to build F-22 Alert Facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

The Alert Facility is expected to be ready by end of 2020

The Pentagon announced under Release No: CR-189-18 that the U.S. Army has awarded Nordic PCL Construction Inc. a $41 million contract to build an F-22 Fighter Alert Facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii.

Work will be performed in JBPHH, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020.

JBPHH combines two historic bases into a single joint installation to support both Air Force and Navy missions.

During the Cold War the presence of America’s Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor proved to be an invaluable asset in confronting the Soviet threat to America’s national security in the Pacific region. Between 1948-2010 the Air Force operated the renamed Hickam Air Force Base as the primary U.S. mobility hub in the Pacific, supporting U.S. operations by servicing transient aircraft and facilitating the deployment, return, and supply of service members in Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, and on humanitarian missions.

The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) Report to the President required the relocation of installation management functions and the establishment of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The combination of the two bases brings together the “best practices” of both the Air Force and the Navy to realize true efficiencies in providing enhanced support of operational capabilities.

On Oct. 1, 2010, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor joined with Hickam Air Force Base to become Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) combining the two historic bases into a single joint installation to support both Air Force and Navy missions in the Pacific.

This print is available in multiple sizes from – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS. F-22A Raptor 192nd Fighter Wing, 149th Fighter Squadron, FF/04-4082 – Langley AFB, VA – 2014

Photo credit: SSgt Nathan Allen / U.S. Air Force

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Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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