Kwajalein is an atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Although a restricted US Department of Defense missile research and testing site, and not accessible to the general public, Kwajalein is home to around 1,800 Americans who live and work there. There is a fully functioning community including a bank, post office, shops, schools and a small hospital, as well as buildings and installments to support the US military mission.
Access to the island is restricted to active-duty US military personnel and civilian contractors with proper orders, although it is possible to travel there as a dependent of a person in either of these categories.
United Airlines flies to Chuuk, Guam, Honolulu, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Majuro from the local airfield. Air Marshall Islands also services the airport. Civilian passengers on commercial flights are transported to and from the neighboring island, Ebeye.
Rental cars are not available to general public, and no taxis are on island. Residents may rent Quality of Life vehicles for hourly or daily use but most island transport is encouraged to be by foot or bicycle. There is a transport van available for passengers disembarking for Ebeye to carry them from the airport to the ferry dock.
Scuba diving and snorkeling in the waters surrounding Kwajalein is a popular pastime for island residents. A 9-hole golf course is present. Tennis courts are available. And volleyball is played on the beach every Sunday morning. Fishing is very popular trolling by boat for mahi, ono, and tuna.