Pearl Harbor Today

Pearl Harbor Sites Get a New Name

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Hawaiian Oysters Return to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Scientists at the University of Hawaii–Manoa, the United States Navy, and Oahu Waterkeeper have joined forces in an effort to clean up Pearl Harbor. Not the memorials and exhibits that... Read More

What Is the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Circle?

By: Mark Loproto

There are many sites and exhibits to see when you visit Pearl Harbor. From the moment you arrive at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, you’re... Read More

Don’t Miss These Pearl Harbor Photo Ops

By: Mark Loproto

When you go on a tour of Pearl Harbor and find yourself immersed in the history and surrounded by hundreds of other curious visitors, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed.... Read More

Dredging Up—and Blowing Up—Pearl Harbor’s Past

By: Mark Loproto

Remnants from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor are still being uncovered, despite the passage of 77 years since it unfolded. Recently, new discoveries have been made at... Read More

RIMPAC 2018 Kicks Off at Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

While many people associate Pearl Harbor with the surprise Japanese attack that occurred over 76 years ago, they sometimes forget that it is still an active military base, playing a... Read More

Pearl Harbor’s New USS Missouri

By: Mark Loproto

Just off the southeastern coast of Ford Island, overlooking the wreckage of the USS Arizona and the memorial that stands above, sits a mighty battleship of the US Navy. The... Read More

A Guide to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

By: Mark Loproto

It starts with a figurative step back in time. Arriving through the main entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you come first to the Aloha Court. As the name... Read More

Remembering Pearl Harbor – 76 Years Later

By: Mark Loproto

A droplet of oil spreads on the glassy surface of the harbor. Beneath it, a rusting wreckage, a memory of bombs, torpedoes, and machine gun fire. The destruction of the... Read More

Pearl Harbor Then and Now

By: Mark Loproto

More than 75 years have passed since the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. On the morning of December 7th, 1941, the American naval base awoke to the sound of gunfire... Read More

Passing Along History: Donated Artifacts of World War II and Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred over 75 years ago, and most of the survivors who once gathered together to retell their stories have passed away. That leaves most of... Read More

The USS Missouri: Still Serving the Nation

By: Mark Loproto

One ship moored near the Pearl Harbor memorials dedicated to the December 7th, 1941 attack might seem out of place. The USS Missouri (BB-63)—lovingly known as the "Mighty Mo"—is a... Read More

Honoring the 429: The USS Oklahoma Memorial

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7th, 1941, the United States suffered a tragic blow when a fleet of Japanese aircraft flew into Oahu’s airspace and launched a deadly assault on the naval base... Read More

Pearl Harbor Welcomes the USS Illinois

By: Bruce Danforth

Pearl Harbor may best be known to civilians for its place in American history, but not everything about the iconic naval base is rooted in the past. The USS Arizona... Read More

Beyond the History: The Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

By: Mark Loproto

As you make your way through the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, it’s easy to forget that surrounding this slice of American history is an ecological... Read More

Pearl Harbor Welcomes the USS Frank Cable: Bringing Together Generations of Service

By: Mark Loproto

On October 29th, 1979, the USS Frank Cable (AS-40), an American submarine tender, was commissioned into the United States Navy. Her mission was to tend to the Los Angeles-class attack subs... Read More

Catching Up on History: Five Pearl Harbor Books Worth Reading

By: Kellar Ellsworth

Getting to know American history can be as simple as hopping online, but with countless blogs and reposts of somebody else’s words, the true impact of events can become blunted... Read More

Beneath the Glassy Surface Exploring Wreckage of Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7th, 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor left behind a wake of mayhem and destruction that can be viewed in exhibits like the USS Arizona Memorial. American forces... Read More