Welcome to JPAC
The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) would like to welcome you to beautiful Hawaii. We hope that you are as excited about your new assignment as we are to have you here. With all the excitement and anticipation that comes with moving to a new place, you are sure to have many questions about what island life will be like. This guide is designed to assist you in locating information regarding programs and other vital information that is important to your well-being here in Hawaii.
JPAC Newcomers Downloads
JPAC Newcomers Package - Includes helpful links and information.
Your gaining supervisor will assign you a sponsor. Sponsors ensure a smooth transition by helping you find temporary lodging accommodations, by arranging transportation from the airport, and by guiding you through in-processing upon your arrival (as well as giving tips about how to acclimate to Hawaii, etc.).
If you have not been contacted by your sponsor within 30 days prior to your departure, please contact us.
Sponsorship Form - Download the Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet prior to your move and submit it to your gaining supervisor
or the JPAC J1 representative.
If moving expenses are included in your job offer (i.e. shipping a privately-owned vehicle, household goods, etc.), you will be contacted by a representative from the Human Resources Office (HRO) to explain your entitlements.
Moving Your Pets
Check with your local veterinarian or call Hawaii’s Animal
Quarantine Station at (808) 483-7151 for a copy of the animal
quarantine packet or visit the following website:
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is available to provide additional information and can be reached at (808) 923-1811.
For more information, visit the following website:
Civilians may stay at the hotel of their choice. The link below is provided as a reference and lists hotels approved for military members.
For rental options, the Automated Housing Referral Network http://www.ahrn.com is sponsored by the Department of Defense and is designed to improve the process of securing available housing for relocating military members, DoD Civilians and their families.
Another online resource, PCSAmerica, offers a comprehensive moving guide as well. Visit http://www.pcsamerica.net/
Motor Vehicles and Drivers License
All automobiles used on the highway must be registered with the State of Hawaii within 10 days of arrival. Visit the following website for additional information: http://www1.honolulu.gov/csd/vehicle/dlinformation.htm
For those who do not own a vehicle, Oahu’s bus system offers more than 70 routes and 4,000 bus stops. Taxi services are also available island-wide.
Bus Schedules & Information: (808) 848-5555
Bus Passes: (808) 848-4444 Website: www.thebus.org
Charlie’s Taxi: (808) 233-3333 Website: http://charleystaxi.com/
The CAB: (808) 422-2222 Website: http://www.thecabhawaii.com/
Child Care Options
There are several child care services available for military and civilian families. Visit the following websites for additional information:
Child Care at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam:
Family Programs Hawaii: http://www.familyprogramshawaii.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=89&Itemid=1
Kama’aina Kids: http://www.kamaainakids.com/
Patch Hawaii (People Attentive to Children): http://www.patchhawaii.org/
For additional information, please download the JPAC Newcomers Package