Located in the heart of Waikīkī, Fort de Russy Miliary Reservation was founded in 1911 to serve as a resource for U.S. Military personnel and their families. The twenty acre area is mostly comprised of a large landscaped park area but there are also an assortment of buildings on the property that make up the Fort de Russy Military Reservation.
The location in Waikīkī is one of five “Fort de Russy’s” in the United States of America—two in Louisiana, one in Kentucky, and one in Washington D.C. The location built in Hawai`i was named in honor of General Rene Edward De Russy who served in the American British War of 1812.
The site was originally used as a Rest and Recuperation (R&R) during the Vietnam War and today, Fort de Russy Military Reservation is home to the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the Fort de Russy Chapel, and the Morale, Welfare, and Recreational Facilities.
Also considered under the scope of Fort de Russy is the hotel Hale Koa which is for service personnel and their family to stay, dine, and host events. The former Battery Randolph still stands but today is home to the U.S. Army Museum of Hawai`i.