Wake Island is a possession of the United States under the control of the Department of the Interior. It is a U.S. Army launch support facility operated under a caretaker permit from the U.S. Air force and administered by the U.S. Army Strategic and Missile Defense Command Huntsville. Additional use is allowed on a case by case basis to support U.S. interests. The launch facilities and all associated support on-island are maintained by USASMDC.
RTS maintains and operates the launch facilities and provides instrumentation, communications, flight and ground safety, meteorology, launch program security, and other technical support.
There is no civilian or off-base medical care on Wake Island. A dispensary directed by one full time physician and one medical technician are available.
One dining facility supports the island with three meals daily and box lunches as required.
Army Airfield (PWAK)
Restricted prior Permission Request (PPR) required. Bird hazard in vicinity of Airfield.