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Barbers Point Naval Air Station
West Oahu, Hawaii

An introduction to the Barbers Point Naval Air Station in West Oahu that closed in 1999. Note that some of the history of NAS Barbers Point has been preserved at the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point at the Kalaeloa Airport.

The Barbers Point Naval Air Station was established in 1942 on a point on the south side of the island of Oahu in Hawaii, just west of the town of Ewa. The air station was named for Henry Barber, master of the Arthur, a 100 foot British brigantine that ran aground on Oahu during a storm in 1796. The base was a hub of activity during the World War II battle in the Pacific.

NAS Barber's Point Closed in 1999
The 1993 BRAC (Base Realignment And Closure) Committee identified MCAS Kaneohe to be closed and Marines and aircraft were to be moved to Barbers Point. Approximately one month later, the committee reversed it's decision and decreed that MCAS Kaneohe would remain open and NAS Barbers Point was to close, moving all P3 Squadrons and support personnel to Kaneohe. On 30 June 1999, an official joint military/civilian closure ceremony was held, marking the end of NAS Barbers Point.

Barber's Point Today
On July 2, 1999 the 3700 acre Kalaeloa Community Development District was opened at Barber's Point, and of that land, about 1000 acres was set aside for military housing and support activities, 500 acres was set aside for other federal agencies such as the National Guard and the Fish and Wildlife Service, and 2200 acres was transferred to the state of Hawaii and city of Honolulu agencies. The Hawaii State Department of Transportation assumed ownership of 750 acres of air facilities and today those facilities are known as Kalaeloa Airport.

Visit the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point
The Naval Air Museum Barber's Point at Kalaeloa Airport in West Oahu was established in 1999 to preserve, restore, and display aircraft significant in the history of the Naval Air Station at Barbers Point.

See also:
- Naval Air Museum Barbers Point
- Military Museums in Hawaii
- Military Memorials in Hawaii
- Planning a Day in Pearl Harbor



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