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Personal UAS (Drone) operations are prohibited aboard the installation

21 Dec 2018 | Marine Corps Base Hawaii

All personal UAS aboard the Installation shall be registered with the Provost Marshal Office (PMO) Vehicle Registration Section, B1095. Personnel who acquire a UAS must bring the UAS or copies of their FAA UAS registration ( to the Vehicle Registration Section, B1095, within five business days of purchasing it for registration. Personnel who have previously acquired a UAS will have until 11 Jan 2019 to report to the Vehicle Registration Section with the UAS for registration.

FAA registration is required for any UAS if it weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 grams) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg) and regardless of residence. (

Failure to register a UAS with PMO may result in confiscation of the UAS and the owner subject to disciplinary or administrative action. Registrants shall sign an acknowledgement that he/she understands UAS operations are prohibited aboard any MCIPAC Installation (this includes MCB Hawaii) unless specifically approved. Ensure to keep the registration documents with your UAS(s) when you are travelling on/off the installation and they are in your possession.

Off-installation use must be in strict compliance with all State and FAA rules, guidelines, and regulations. Unless authorized by the commanding officer, photographing/video recording the installation from off base is also prohibited under 18 U.S. Code §795 (Photographing and sketching defense installations) and §796 (Use of aircraft for photographing defense installations).

All personnel will report UAS use aboard MCBH to PMO and/or suspicious activity reporting protocols (e.g. Eagle Eyes This includes intrusions from outside the fence line or suspicious operations near the base perimeters, over restricted airspace, and near sensitive facilities.

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