Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, Schofield Barracks is comprised of over 17,000 acres of land. The base was first established in 1908 to help protect Pearl Harbor.
Home to the 25th ID (known as Tropic Lightning), Schofield Barracks continues to play an important role for the Army in the Asia-Pacific theater of operations. From World War 2 when the Japanese attacked Schofield Barracks to the Vietnam war, the Army base has been vital for US operations in the area.
Today, the base is still home to the 25th Infantry Division, although the Tropic Lightning has been downsized like a lot of the U.S. Army.
Composed of barracks and large training areas, Schofield Barracks are also home to a memorial to the 25th ID. Unveiled in 2005, the memorial is comprised mainly of four statues, representing the 25th ID’s soldiers who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the War on Terrorism.
The Tour of Duty television series was filmed at Schofield Barracks Army base. While it may not house as many people as it once did, Schofield Barracks still plays an important role as an Army base in Hawaii.