Big Island MWR Army and Air Force Facilities

I stumbled upon your site while Googling military vacations on the Big Island of Hawaii. I am familiar with the military beaches and cottages on Oahu as I lived there for several years. I’ve also been to the one at Kiluea (she means Kilauea Military Camp or KMC) on the Big Island.

I have received an invitation to the Big Island in January. However, the location is unfamiliar to me. There is supposed to be cottages and/or tent camping on the BI at Bellows AFB. Is there such a place? I know Bellows on Oahu very well. Can you please tell me what military beaches/accommodations are available on the Big Island? I searched for it on the net, but came up empty. My friend may have her info wrong!

As far as I know there is no Bellows on the Big Island. There is a Bradshaw Army Airfield on Saddle road, and nearby there is Mauna Kea State park, where you can do tent camping or cottage camping. That is probably what she is thinking of. KMC is the only other Military MWR facility I know of on the Big Island, and there are no military beaches. There is not currently a large military presence on the Big Island. good luck! Have fun! Lisa


4 Comments on Big Island MWR Army and Air Force Facilities

  1. NICHOLAS PAUSTIAN on Mon, 17th Oct 2011 4:16 pm
  2. I retired from the army in 2010 after 42 years of service. I served in Iraq during OIF 2006-2007. My wife and I would love an Hawaiian vacation during the last week of November, can you help us? Thank you CW4 (ret) Nicholas Paustian

  3. Lisa on Tue, 18th Oct 2011 1:19 am
  4. Hi Nicholas 🙂 what kind of help would you like?

  5. Jackie on Tue, 18th Oct 2011 11:19 pm
  6. Are you a military service member? How do you have access to all this information and ability to book for MWR, what are your credentials? What makes you the Hawaii travel expert? I have a trip to Hawaii coming up in December or January, not set in stone yet, I will be staying at the Hale Koa, but I need discounted sightseeing, and I need to know what makes you the military travel expert.

  7. Lisa on Tue, 18th Oct 2011 11:40 pm
  8. Hi Jackie, I am not a military travel expert and I am no longer in the military and I don’t actually do any booking – I just give advice 🙂 Lisa

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