NCTAMS PAC is responsible for all the communicational services and systems in the Pacific. The installation is run by the United States Navy, under Captain John L. MacMichael, Jr., but it supports all the operations led by the Department of Defense as well.
The history of NCTAMS PAC began in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Back then, the Hawaiian king Kalakaua allowed the United States of America to build a huge coaling installation for the ships floating around in the Pacific area. The USA gained all the rights over the new construction, which was over at the end of the 19-th century, in 1888. A few years later, the Americans gained the rights for a radio station as well, which became fully active and operational in 1906.
During World War I, the United States of America kept injecting more and more funds in the installation. The spring of 1915 brought in an allocation of almost half a million dollars. The authorities decided to build one of the most advanced and powerful radio stations in the world. The first message sent from this station occurred in 1916. It was nothing but a random message Captain Clerk sent to Washington to let the authorities know that the system works. According to his own words, it was a honor for him. The reply got back about half an hour later.
Between the two world wars of the 20-th century, NCTAMS PAC didn’t experience a very encouraging ascension. In fact, the necessity of this radio system slowly lost its importance. Therefore, the authorities decided to pump more money and raised 12 transmitters right before World War II commenced. The United States of America joined World War II after the effective Japanese attacks over Pearl Harbor. The attacks occurred on December, 7-th, 1941. The communicational systems were extremely vulnerable, so they were later moved to a new location that was just raised in the immediate proximity. It took the authorities ten days to fully transfer all the equipments and operations.
After World War II, NCTAMS PAC was relocated back to Pearl Harbor. About a decade later, the officials figured out that Pearl Harbor was not large enough to permit the continuous expansion of the center, therefore some parts of it were moved around the area, wherever some empty space was available. The current name of the installation was given on October, 20-th, 1997.
The major importance of NCTAMS PAC for the United States Navy recommended some high quality facilities for a good experience on site. The troops feel like home with the diversified dining facilities, the recreational activities that imply swimming pools, fitness clubs, gyms and jacuzzi, not to mention about the bowling center.
The mini mart stores on site provide great shopping opportunities for the fans, plus you can find anything you might need. The picnic spots, parks and basketball courts are excellent if you like sports, while the kids can always kill their time on some of the few skating parks and playgrounds in the area. All in all, NCTAMS PAC is definitely a great place to stay at.