Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCB Hawaii) is a military base run by the U.S. Marines. It is located in Honolulu, Oahu on the Mokapu Peninsula. Oahu is the third largest of the islands of Hawaii but is the most populated of the islands. It is 596 square miles in area and is home to the capital of the state, Honolulu. Even though there have been military installations in this area for decades, it did not begin as MCB Hawaii. It was in 1918 that President Wilson set aside 322 acres of land for use by the military. What began as the Kuwaahoe Military Reservation became Fort Hase in 1942. A year before this, it was known as Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, one of the Japanese targets during the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, mayhem ensued when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the navy base at Pearl Harbor. The reason behind this attack was to prevent the U.S. from helping Europe in World War II. The attack took place in two waves, of which the station at Kaneohe Bay was a target in both. In the first wave, the aircraft at Kaneohe was targeted. In the second wave, the aircraft and hangers were targeted. Rather than keep the U.S. out of the war, this instead was a major factor in causing the government to join it.
After World War II, the Marines took control of this base as the navy moved to another location. In 1952, it received yet another name, the Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. In 1994, several different Marine Corps bases were merged into one large installation. Camp H.M. Smith, Manana Family Housing Area, Puuloa Range, Molokai Training Support Facility, and the Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay all joined together to become the Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
According to information from the last census, the base has a population of nearly 12,000 people. It is made up of 2,332 households and 2,283 families and has a population density of 2,696 per square miles. The demographics on the base are made up of 66.6% White, 14.6% Hispanic, 12.1% African American, and 5.3% Asian. Approximately 66% of the households have children under the age of 18 and 93% are married couples living together. The average size of a family living on the base is 3.23. In regards to the age groups on the base, 43.5% are between the ages of 18 and 24 and 31% are between the ages of 25 and 55. The next largest group is children under the age of 18 at 24%. The median income for the average household is $34,757 and for a family is $34,918. When the average income of males and females was compared, it was discovered that females earn an average of $5,000 more.
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