The base was established in 1908 to provide mobile defense of Pearl Harbor and the entire island. It has been the home of the 25th Infantry Division, known as the Tropic Lightning Division, since 1941 as well as the Command Headquarters for United States Army Hawaii (USARHAW).
Schofield Barracks in Days of InfamyEdit
Schofield Barracks was the primary US Army base on Hawaii. When the Japanese invaded the islands in 1941, the barracks were occasionally bombed, but were still serviceable when the US were forced to surrender.
Throughout the Japanese occupation, it was facilitated and occupied by Japanese soldiers.
When the Americans returned in 1943, a massive bomber raid destroyed the barracks, and the soldiers' stockpile of Arisaka Rifles. The barracks was also the site of the Royal Hawaiian Army's first and only battle, which ended in defeat. After this battle, US forces attacked the barracks, and liberated what was left.