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Your Time Aboard the USS Arizona Memorial

September 11, 2019 ·  
For many travelers to Oahu, visiting Pearl Harbor is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Even if you’re not a big history buff, it's still a place of great significance. Now that the repairs and maintenance have been completed, we've come up with some tips on how to get the most out of your time aboard the USS […]
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Visitors Return to the USS Arizona Memorial

August 30, 2019 ·  
After a period of repairs that lasted 15 months, visitors to Pearl Harbor will finally be able to return to the USS Arizona Memorial, beginning on September 1, 2019. The serene white structure anchored above the wreckage of the sunken battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) is an integral part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. Access […]
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USS Arizona Memorial Reopens to Visitors

August 30, 2019 ·  
Undergoing critical repairs since May of 2018, the USS Arizona Memorial has been closed to the public. Beginning on September 1, 2019, visitors will once again be able to board the beautiful and newly renovated structure in Pearl Harbor. Discovery of Damage On May 6, 2018, the USS Arizona Memorial was shut down after personnel […]
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The US Navy Pearl Harbor Shuttle Boats

June 29, 2019 ·  
Standing on the shoreline at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you see that you’re separated from the USS Arizona Memorial by a stretch of water. Though you know that the memorial is included in your Pearl Harbor tour, you might be wondering how you’re going to get to it. Then you see the white Pearl […]
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The USS Arizona Memorial Is Closed. Now What?

May 17, 2019 ·  
In a perfect world, we would never have to worry about site closures and inclement weather. Unfortunately, these are things that we occasionally do have to deal with. It can feel especially disappointing to arrive at a place like Pearl Harbor and find  the USS Arizona Memorial closed. Unlike the other exhibits and memorials at […]
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What Is the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater?

May 01, 2019 ·  
When you go on a Pearl Harbor tour, you see some of the most iconic locations on the island of Oahu. From the USS Arizona Memorial to the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, there's no shortage of history to explore. As you explore the itinerary for your day, you may notice mention of the Pearl Harbor […]
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Pearl Harbor and Circle Island Combo Tour

March 29, 2019 ·  
Not everyone can take more than a few days off to enjoy the Hawaiian Islands. Most of us are at the mercy of jobs and other responsibilities that keep us tethered close to our home base. With available time at a premium, it can be tricky to try and fit as much as possible into […]
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Pearl Harbor Sites Get a New Name

March 15, 2019 ·  
Since 2008, many of the Pearl Harbor memorials and exhibits have been administered by the US National Park Service under the blanket of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Then-President George W. Bush issued an executive order, creating a new monument that encompassed multiple sites across three states. In addition to […]
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Naval Terminology: Manning the Rail

October 26, 2018 · Jason Alghussein
Every branch of the United States Military has its own traditions. For the US Navy, Manning the Rail is an old practice that has gained special meaning at Pearl Harbor. While it may not be a phrase you hear often, if at all, in everyday life, when you’re visiting Pearl Harbor, it’s possible that you […]
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Mapping the Depths of Pearl Harbor

July 24, 2018 ·  
What’s the best method of exploring the waters of Pearl Harbor to see what may lie below the surface? A research submersible is an option, but the manpower and hours needed to map the entirety of the harbor would be costly. Instead, a team of US Navy Seabee Divers and the Navy’s Fleet Survey Team […]
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