From the mailbox, "Hello ! I'm looking for a gynecologist around the pearl city area. Any suggestions? I have Tricare stand and would prefer a female doctor but open to make doctors too. TIA!" ... See MoreSee Less
From the mailbox, "Hi, I move to Hawaii next spring, I am dual military. My husband will be at sea and will be working 12 hour alternating shifts. I'm looking for a part time nanny that can work with my schedule in my home. Tasks involve picking my son up from daycare/ or being home with him while I work only when husband is away or on duty." ... See MoreSee Less
From the mailbox, "Have a quick question. We found out we will be stationed out there on February, I'm freaking out and excited all at the same time lol. This our first big move and I was just wanting to know what all kid activities they have out there, and about how long it takes for them to put you in home on base and for your things to actually arrive?" ... See MoreSee Less
Sue BelcherAnother perspective, we came from Connecticut and it took our things a month to arrive. We sent two shipments, the first was unaccompanied baggage and the second was HHG. We got our first shipment a few days before our HHG shipment. The car took three weeks to arrive. We got a house the day we went to housing because they had what we wanted available.1 week ago
Anne MarieIf you have pets, Hawaii is a rabies-free state, they have very strict rules and guidelines before you can bring your fur baby on island.4 days ago
Ashlea BerrocalWe sent our stuff in January but weren't arriving till March so it was here waiting. It took us a few weeks to get the house we wanted.1 week ago
Lindsey HedrickFor perspective we came from Georgia and it took about 3 months for our hhgs to get here. Only took about three or four days to get in to housing.1 week ago
Skyye Tufts SmithHow long for a house will depend on housing area your looking at and supply demand. How long for your things will depend on where you are coming from.1 week ago
Janay GaryIt varies. It took a month for us to get in our home. HHG is here but backed up in delivery, so it's taking about 2 weeks to get delivered to home.1 week ago
From the mailbox, "We are moving to Oahu in January. I am able to transfer my job within my company and they want a start date. I can't give one, one bc we don't know where we are living yet ( trying for housing with IPC) and two, we don't have childcare. Not to mention, I have no idea when our stuff will arrive or car.
So, I guess I'm wondering if anyone knows of home daycares? I have a 4 year old who is in preschool and a 5 month old ( 8 months in January). Or any other advice." ... See MoreSee Less
Candace Leigh WhitingMy 4 year old goes to Iroquois point preschool which is affordable (for me). We live down the road from it in the gated community so it's very easy to do drop off and pick up. Plus kapilina is very affordable (but a bit away from a lot of busy city life, which isn't fun for some). They have a daycare beside the preschool. Which I don't know the rates for. Hubby drives to Pearl right now (45 min) but could/will kayak. Same commute time but no traffic, and much more pleasant. I would really recommend looking into kapilina though. We love it here1 week ago
From the mailbox, "Hi ladies. Hubby just got word that we will be moving to Hawaii in January. I've read through a lot of the post here but I didn't see mention of private schools or any ladies that work for the federal government in Hawaii.
With that being said, is there anyone who sends their children to private school? My son will be starting kindergarten and I hear it's very competitive.
Also, I work for the federal government and I'm hoping I can find a federal job as a program manager/budget analyst at one of the bases. Has anyone done that or have any advice?" ... See MoreSee Less
John CandelariaLook for openings on USA jobs and start applying now. Get your resume and references updated. If you end up living on base, you'll probably find that you will be happy with the elementary schools. Otherwise, getting into kinder at a private school may be hard at this point. Registration usually starts the year before. You may want to get moved in first as a the new job and the new school may not be feasible during morning traffic depending on where you live. Your son will need a TB test to start his first day. Easier to do it there so you have results when registering.2 weeks ago
Melissa JohnsonFederal applications will not make it to the hiring manager without a local address, even if you are using a spouse preference within 30 days on the move. You can do your packet at your local CPO, as soon as you know where you'll be staying on island-hotel address. Then you update with personnel here.2 weeks ago