My Marine Son Is Headed to Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay Station
You have probably followed the journey of my oldest son, JW Cox III. He is now a PFC in the Marines and has been in school in North Carolina.
We’ve been waiting to find out where he would be stationed. He requested an overseas assignment. He asked for Okinawa since that’s where my father fought in WW2. He also put Australia on his list. I was very nervous about both of those because they are so far away and it would be really tough to visit him. Well he’s gotten his orders and he’s headed for Hawaii at the end of this month!! WOO HOO. I’ve never been to Hawaii and this will give me a chance to visit this gorgeous state. Now I know it will be expensive, but I will find a way to make it happen. It doesn’t look like he will get to fly home before he heads for Kaneohe Bay and that makes me a little sad. I was hoping to see him before he makes the big move.
HISTORY OF KANEOHE BAY
I’ve been doing all kinds of research about his new home and found lots of great tidbits. Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay and originally Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U.S. Marine Corps base facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward O’ahu in the county of Honolulu. It has a population of 9,517. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, is home to Marines, sailors, their family members, and civilian employees. It’s home to the 3rd Marine Regiment and the Navy’s Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2. MCB Hawaii is located on the windward side of Oahu, approximately 12 miles northeast of Honolulu. Nearly 12,000 people live on the base. It’s about a 30 minute drive to Honolulu.