INTEX-B - General Info - Honolulu

Team - Hawaii Deployment

An orientation package will be provided to you upon arrival at Hickam. The following information should help in your planning.

BADGING: U.S. Citizens will be provided passes, and foreign nationals will be issued badges. The DC-8 will be met by ESPO (Mike Gaunce and Marilyn Vasques), and badges/passes will be distributed at that time. For those of you arriving commercially, contact Mike or Marilyn to arrange to get your badge before you enter the base. Cell phones: Mike Gaunce (650-575-9415) / Marilyn Vasques (650-279-2457)

Base maps will be provided when we provide the badges/passes.

Guests can visit the Hickam facility only through group arrangements. We are currently looking into these arrangements. More information will follow.

TRANSPORTATION: After you pick up your badge/pass, your rental car agreement, badge/pass, and ID will get you in the gate each day.

Taxis are allowed to come on the base, but the company has to have a Pearl Harbor Navy pass. Ask the driver to see their Pearl Harbor pass. If they don’t have one, the taxi will have to drop you at the front gate.

LODGING: When you arrive at Hickam, if you are staying on base, you should go to billeting in Building 1153 to pick up your keys. You will need to provide your travel authorization (invitational orders will be provided for non civil servants) and ID to pick up your keys. Each room has a phone. Each room will have dial up Internet access, and the lobby has high-speed and wireless.

LAB SPACE: The lab and office space will be in B2155. The layout will be posted prior to your arrival. The building is at 290 Engine Test Road. A map will be provided by ESPO in the orientation package when you arrive.

FLIGHT LINE: Flight-line access will be from a pre-approved list. We have submitted all the names of team members who informed Kathy Thompson they were planning to be in Hawaii.

Accommodations
Military Housing
U.S. citizens who are not accompanied by a guest (e.g., spouse, significant other, child, friend) are encouraged to use military housing at the Hickam Air Force Base. Most of the rooms will be two-bedroom apartments, with separate bedrooms and a shared bathroom, living room, and kitchen (microwave and refrigerator). These two-bedroom units also have in-room laundry facilities, and some include a stove and cooking utensils. The rate for the two-bedroom units is $28 per bedroom/$56 per unit. There are a limited number of rooms available at Hickam, so reservation requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you wish to reserve lodging at Hickam, contact Kathy Thompson (kathyathompson@qwest.net). See Kathys e-mail of 1-5-06 for more info.

Commercial Lodging
The Pagoda Hotel
1525 Rycroft Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
808.941.6611 (voice)
800.367.6060 (toll-free within the U.S.)
808.955.5067 (fax)
http://www.hthcorp.com
Rate: $95.00 plus 11.41% tax for single or double, $25.00 for each additional person

Participants are responsible for making their own reservations. Please be sure to mention that you are a member of the 'NASA INTEX' group to obtain the discounted rate. The cut-off date for making reservations is 15 March 2006. Any reservation requests made after the cut-off date will be subject to availability. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations received within 72 hours (3 days) prior to arrival will be subject to a one-night room and tax charge.

Car Rental

For those arriving in Honolulu on the DC-8, there will be a shuttle bus taking folks from Hickam to the Honolulu Airport to pick up cars. We have not made any special arrangements with a particular vendor, so you are free to make reservations with the rental car agency of your choice ... as long as they have an office at HNL.

For those arriving in Honolulu via commercial aircraft, we have not made any special arrangements with a particular vendor, so you are free to make reservations with the rental car agency of your choice.

For those transiting from Honolulu to Anchorage on the DC-8, note that most rental car agencies will drop you off at Hickam after you return your car to the Honolulu Airport. Please confirm that this service is available when you make your reservations so you will know if you need to make other arrangements.

Those traveling under SAIC are reminded to make their rental car reservations through SAIC wherever possible in order to take advantage of any discounts that they receive from their preferred vendors.

Shipping:

To ship packages by FED EX into Hickam, you should address them as follows:
Building 2155
290 Engine Test Road
Hickam Air Force Base, HI 96853-5108
Attn: INTEX-B/Marilyn Hamada (808) 449-0013/(808) 630-8450/
(808) 551-3117 and Captain Carpenter (808) 449-0012/(808) 285-4109
and PI and experiment name

**Be sure you tell FED EX to call first because someone will have to go out to B2155 to meet them**

To ship things from Hickam you can use FED EX. They can pick up at the right end double doors of B2155 by the ground tower. Ask them to call prior to pick up.

Local Information
Hickam: 10 miles W of downtown Honolulu; adjacent to HNL
Lat/Long: 21 N, 157 W
Getting There:
Multiple daily flights via LAX & SFO (United, American).
Daily non-stops through some hubs.
Average Spring weather: 69 - 82 F
Likelihood of sunshine: 70%
Time: GMT- 10
Area code: 808
Per diem rates: $129 lodging, $96 M&IE per day.

Local Links
Hickam: http://www2.hickam.af.mil
Oahu: http://www.visit-oahu.com/home.aspx