A Bike Ride around Schofield Barracks


After we returned from our earlier adventures we decided to embark on a bike ride as a family as well.  Our Route took us past the Tropic Lightening Museum and past some of the older more historic homes on post.  We also went past a few of the “quads” that were built in the 20’s and still in use today.  Schofield barracks has a rich history going back to 1908 and more information on the history of the post can be found on the Tropic Lightning Museum’s website.  We rode by only a few of the many historic places on Schofield Barracks today.  But it was a nice way to get out and about. 

Original Officer Quarters

not historic that I know of but neat castle shaped dugout behind a baseball diamondThe Chapel that is in use today

 

The current 25th ID Headquarters

 

http://www.25idl.army.mil/tropic%20lightning%20museum/virtualtour/sb/imagepages/01.html

There are a bunch more pics here.  It’s kind of neat to explore the rich history of the military installation where my husband works and we currently reside.  I know the 10th Mtn Div, where we were stationed before here, has similar history but nothing at our previous post was close enough to be ridden to on a family bike ride.  It was all too spread out.  And it’s kind of neat living on an installation with such a rich history.  Hope you enjoy the pics.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jenkakio
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 20:20:59

    I’ve never been on the Schofield Barracks before. I never had the opportunity go there before. Come to think about it…I don’t think I’ve ever been to any other military base…wow, that’s kinda sad. Although, I’ve been to the NEX, for me, that seems like an achievement. LOL

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    • hikinginparadise
      Nov 13, 2011 @ 20:48:24

      I know that here at schofield entry only requires drivers license, insurance and registration. You should be able to come and see the historic sites. I’ve seen the stockade and the cemetary but I didn’t go by them today. I’d also be happy to give you a tour. Hickam has a really nice area with a sea wall where you can watch the fishies and see subs and other boats go in and out. We could pack bikes and make a day of it. There’s a fitness trail there too not to mention a really nice beach.

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  2. Lisa
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 08:30:59

    I love that castle-shaped dugout – I’ve never seen anything like it!

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    • hikinginparadise
      Nov 14, 2011 @ 16:32:49

      well that style of castle is the symbol of the engineer corp for the army. So that’s the significance. We seem to have quite a lot of engineers here, more than the last place.

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