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September 26, 2014
Ranger Programs for October 2014
All events are free and open to the public. Most programs occur outdoors at different locations and vary in length from thirty minutes to one hour.

September 03, 2014
Ranger Programs for September 2014
All events are free and open to the public. Most programs occur outdoors at different locations and vary in length from thirty minutes to one hour.

August 11, 2014
Ranger Programs for August
All events are free and open to the public. Most programs occur outdoors at different locations and vary in length from thirty minutes to one hour.

July 08, 2014
Change in Park Events for 70th Anniversary
The park has updated its event schedule for the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Guam. Click here for the latest.

July 01, 2014
Park Programs July 2014
Join a park ranger this month for a free, educational talk!

June 02, 2014
Temporary Closure of Asan Bay Overlook
Construction to rehabilitate of the Memorial Wall at Asan Bay Overlook and Temporary closure is on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

May 30, 2014
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE
Join park rangers this month for a variety of fun and interesting interpretive programs. Park rangers will lead special guided tours of park sites and share personal stories of those who fought in the Pacific War.

May 15, 2014
Park to Host Memorial Day Flag display
Displaying USA and Guam Flags at Asan Beach Honoring the Heroes who lost their lives during Guam's Liberation and Japanese occupation on Guam.

May 15, 2014
Park offers Teaching with Historic Places Workshop
The War in the Pacific National Historical Park is pleased to announce its first ever educator professional development workshop, titled History Methods: Teaching with Historic Places.

May 01, 2014
2014 Reef Ranger Summer Camp
This free, dynamic program introduces a fun, safe, and exciting way to explore our island’s coast and learn about marine science at Asan Beach.

April 30, 2014
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2014
Park Rangers will lead special guided tours of park sites and share personal stories of those who fought in the Pacific War.

April 20, 2014
Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Opportunity Available for Local Teachers
The park unveils an exciting new opportunity for local teachers!

April 14, 2014
National Park Week 2014
Every day! Experience Your National Park!

April 10, 2014
Asan Bay Overlook Memorial Wall New Face
Unveiling the New Face of Asan Bay Overlook Memorial Wall during the 70th Anniversary Liberation of Guam

April 09, 2014
Air Curtain Burner Pilot Project at Asan Beach
Air curtain burner pilot project brought to Asan Beach.

March 26, 2014
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014
Park rangers and guest speakers will share special programs focusing on Guam’s official “Earth Month” proclamation

February 27, 2014
Experience National Park in March!
Join park rangers this month for a variety of fun and interesting interpretive programs. Park rangers will lead special guided tours of park sites and share personal stories of those who fought in the Pacific War.

February 07, 2014
Dangerous Jellyfish Reported Again At Asan Beach
Dangerous jellyfish have returned to Asan Beach.

February 06, 2014
Park hosts Junior Ranger Academy 2014
Junior Rangers will join park rangers in discovering underwater resources as they snorkel the park, help restore bronze artwork at the Asan Bay Overlook, and have the opportunity to see WWII artifacts protected by the park.

January 31, 2014
YCC Announcement
Learn how to become a member of this year's Youth Conservation Corps!

January 30, 2014
War in the Pacific Park Programs February 2014
Experience Your National Park in February Lead by your National Park Service Rangers.

January 11, 2014
Dangerous Jellyfish at Asan Beach
Portuguese Man-of-War also known as Blue Bottle Jellyfish seen at Asan Beach

January 09, 2014
Park Programs January 2014
Throughout January: The T. Stell Newman Visitor Center hosts spectacular exhibits and movies about the history and natural resources of Guam and an outstanding bookstore operated by Pacific Historic Parks, our supporting non-profit partner. The visitor center is open every day from 9 am - 4:30 pm and is located just outside Naval Base Guam main gate.

December 19, 2013
Jim Richardson is Named Superintendent.
Jim Richardson Named Superintendent of War in the Pacific National Historical Park and American Memorial Park.

December 13, 2013
Unique Monument restoration at Asan Beach
A Unique Monument is having a facelift.

November 02, 2013
Park Programs November 2013
Join park rangers this month for a variety of fun and interesting interpretive programs. Park rangers will lead special guided tours of park sites and share personal stories of those who fought in the Pacific War. All events are free and open to the public.

October 18, 2013
War in the Pacific National Historical Park Reopens to Visitors
War in the Pacific National Historical Park Reopens to Visitors!

September 28, 2013
Park Programs October 2013
Join park rangers this month for a variety of fun and interesting interpretive programs. Park rangers will lead special guided tours of park sites and share personal stories of those who fought in the Pacific War. Programs provide visitors an opportunity to learn about park resources, the people we honor, and how events of the past still influence us today. For specific program details, please see the attached schedule of events. All events are free and open to the public. Most programs occur outdoors at different locations and vary in length from thirty minutes to one hour. Most hikes are moderate and short but traverse slippery and steep terrain, so wear appropriate footwear and attire. Visitors are encouraged to bring water, umbrellas, and insect repellant. In the event of inclement weather, programs may be delayed or cancelled. For more information or questions on specific programs, call 333-4050 or visit www.nps.gov/wapa.

September 28, 2013
Park Hosts the 20th National Public Lands Day
Park Hosts National Public Lands Day in Partnership with Guam Forestry & Soil Resources Division and Guam Girl Scouts.

September 12, 2013
National Park Service Helps Teachers Make Learning Fun
The War in the Pacific National Historical Park comes into island classrooms.

August 26, 2013
New Acting Superintendent
War in the Pacific NHP and American Memorial Park welcome Ron Borne as Acting Superintendent!

August 09, 2013
Limited Access to Asan Beach Restrooms
Please be aware of intermittent closures at the Asan Beach restrooms.

August 01, 2013
Park Programs August 2013
There are plenty of opportunities to join a free park program this month. Whether it's a talk, tour, hike, or film, join the adventure of discovering your national park!

July 02, 2013
Park Programs July 2013
The sites within your national park are perfect for learning more about World War II and the Battle of Guam. Park rangers offer free talks, hikes, and programs to help you understand this fascinating history.

May 29, 2013
Park Programs June 2013
Park rangers offer free talks, hikes, and tours to help YOU better understand the war in the Pacific.

May 13, 2013
Park Programs May 2013
Join park rangers for a talk, tour, or hike to better understand the war in the Pacific.

May 03, 2013
Reef Ranger
The best summer camp on Guam returns for you and a friend!

April 30, 2013
Park to Host Memorial Flag Display
Honor the people of World War II by participating in our annual flag display. Here's what you need to know.

March 29, 2013
Park Programs April 2013
Park rangers and partners offer free programs this month. Attend one or more to learn more about our island's environment and heritage.

February 24, 2013
Sign up for Junior Ranger Academy
Junior Ranger Academy returns with a week of activities you won't want to miss!

February 21, 2013
Park Programs March 2013
Reality exceeds the imagination at national parks. Come discover War in the Pacific NHP's national significance at a free ranger program during Chamorro Month.

February 01, 2013
Park Programs February 2013
Park rangers continue to offer free, engaging talks, hikes, and other programs for the general public? Have you attended one yet? Here's your next chance...

January 16, 2013
Volunteers Needed for Annual River Survey
Join volunteers and staff for a fun event!

December 28, 2012
Dangerous Jellyfish Reported at Asan Beach
Warning - There are confirmed sightings of dangerous jellyfish at Asan Beach. Find out the latest.

December 21, 2012
Park Programs January 2013
Park rangers offer free talks, hikes, and programs throughout the national park units. Click here to see our schedule of events.

December 09, 2012
Park Facilities Closed For the Holidays
The park is closed for upcoming holidays.

December 03, 2012
Park Programs December 2012
Honor the people of World War II. Show your appreciation of the land and water resources of Guam. Come to a free park program!

October 01, 2012
Park Programs October 2012
This month we continue offering fun, engaging programs to the public.

September 07, 2012
Park Programs September 2012
Park rangers offer free programs this month to help you better understand why War in the Pacific NHP is such an amazing place!

August 01, 2012
Park Programs August 2012
Park programs are designed for you to learn more about Guam's history and amazing natural and cultural resources. Best of all, programs are always free!

July 21, 2012
Grand Opening of Museum Exhibits
Long-awaited museum exhibits open to the public, but first to some honored guests on the eve of Guam's Liberation Day.

July 03, 2012
Park Programs July 2012
The park rangers continue to offer free, engaging programs each Saturday and Sunday - what are you waiting for?

June 16, 2012
Hike to Mt Tenjo - June 2012
A free hike is offered this Sunday to Mt. Tenjo. Come along!

May 30, 2012
Park Programs June 2012
They're free. They're fun. They're for you, your friends, and your family. Come to a park program and enhance your understanding of War in the Pacific National Historical Park!

May 01, 2012
Experience your national park in May
Experience your national park in May!

March 24, 2012
Park Programs April 2012
Honor the people of World War II. Show your appreciation of the land and water resources of Guam. Come to a free park program!

March 02, 2012
Park Programs March 2012
Join park rangers this month for a variety of fun and interesting interpretive programs. Park Rangers will lead special guided tours of park sites and share personal stories of those who fought in the Pacific War. Programs provide visitors an opportunity to learn about park resources, the people we honor, and how events of the past still influence us today. For specific program details, please see the attached schedule of events.

January 31, 2012
Park Programs February 2012
Attend a talk or a hike this month and discover the power of place at War in the Pacific NHP!

January 24, 2012
Movie in the Park January 2012
Back by popular demand, join us for an outdoor screening of the classic "No Man is an Island," which dramatically portrays the suspenseful struggle of U.S. Navy Radioman George Tweed. Hidden and protected with the help of several Chamorro families, Tweed miraculously avoided capture during the Japanese occupation. (Two hours)

January 01, 2012
Park Programs January 2012
Find out what programs the park is offering this month... they are all free of charge!

December 01, 2011
Park Programs December 2011
The park hosts a variety of programs, hikes, and special events this month. Find out all about them here.

November 06, 2011
Park Programs November 2011
How can you learn more about the park and the resources and stories we protect? Come to a program!

October 27, 2011
Park Visitor Center Closing for Renovation
The visitor center will be experiencing some changes over the next several weeks. Stay informed with our progress!

October 01, 2011
Park Programs October 2011
Join park rangers this month for a variety of fun and interesting interpretive programs.

October 01, 2011
Junior Ranger Academy in October
War in the Pacific offers opportunities for Guam's youth to discover the island's past.

September 13, 2011
Park Programs September 2011
How can you learn more about the park and the resources and stories we protect? Come to a program!

September 13, 2011
International Coastal Cleanup and Movie in the Park
Come join the ranks of thousands of volunteers in the morning... and return for a Movie in the Park in the evening.

August 09, 2011
War on the Tundra
The park offers a special presentation about Kiska Island in the Aleutians.

August 09, 2011
Park Programs August 2011
How can you learn more about the park and the resources and stories we protect? Come to a program!

August 05, 2011
Battle for the Aleutians
Come learn about other American soil that was captured in World War II.

August 02, 2011
August Movie in the Park
What is Day One all about? Come to Asan Beach to find out at Movies in the Park

July 27, 2011
Visitor Center closed for the day
The park's visitor center will be closed on Saturday, July 30. Find out why and what you can do instead.

July 22, 2011
A Great Day for a Parade
A look at how the national park took part in celebrating Guam's Liberation at the 2011 Liberation Day Parade.

July 07, 2011
Join us for Liberation month!
Find out about July's special programs, talks, and tours available at the national park.

June 14, 2011
Movie in the Park June 2011
The park continues the Ken Burns series, The War.

June 14, 2011
Battle of Saipan at Curator's Corner
The Battle of Saipan occured 67 years ago this month. Learn about it this weekend at the visitor center.

June 05, 2011
New Exhibit at Visitor Center
There is a new exhibit hosted at the park's visitor center.

May 31, 2011
Memorial Day Events 2011
The park recognized Memorial Day with an inspiring flag display and Movie in the Park at Asan Beach.

May 18, 2011
Memorial Day 2011
Learn about how you can become involved with the park's plans for Memorial Day.

May 13, 2011
Curator's Corner - Coral Sea
A fascinating discussion on this naval battle and a close-up look at museum artifacts.

April 12, 2011
Dirt The Movie shown at Asan Beach
Find out about our special Earth Day celebrations.

January 08, 2011
Dangerous Marine Animals
Visitor Center hosts a special presentation on dangerous marine animals.

November 08, 2010
Movie in the Park November 2010
Come help us honor our veterans with a free movie screening at the Asan Beach Unit.

September 06, 2010
Free Film at Visitor Center
Come view "The National Parks" documentary... for free!

July 18, 2010
Curators Corner Liberation 2010
Come see WWII artifacts on display at the Visitor Center!

July 09, 2010
Movie in the Park July 2010
Come view a movie at Asan Beach following the Armed Forces Display!

March 31, 2010
U.S. Marine Corps Return to Guam
War in the Pacific National Historical Park hosts the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment's historic performance at Asan Beach.

Items posted before August 2006

March 03, 2006
WAPA Reptile Survey
USGS survey of War in the Pacific NHP park to inventory reptiles, including the brown tree snake.

March 02, 2006
Camel Rock Ordnance Survey: Photos 1 - 14
Survey of the underwater ordnance found near Camel Rock in the Asan Beach Unit of War in the Pacific NHP. This survey was conducted by park Natural Resources Staff.

March 02, 2006
Camel Rock Ordnance Survey: Photos 15 - 28
Survey of the underwater ordnance found near Camel Rock in the Asan Beach Unit of War in the Pacific NHP. This survey was conducted by park Natural Resources Staff.

March 02, 2006
Camel Rock Ordnance Survey: Photos 29 - 42
Survey of the underwater ordnance found near Camel Rock in the Asan Beach Unit of War in the Pacific NHP. This survey was conducted by park Natural Resources Staff.

March 02, 2006
Camel Rock Ordnance Survey: Text and Files
Survey of the underwater ordnance found near Camel Rock in the Asan Beach Unit of War in the Pacific NHP. This survey was conducted by park Natural ResourcesStaff.

March 02, 2006
WAPA Fisheries Study
Fisheries catch and impacts are examined in the Asan Beach Unit of War in the Pacific NHP by researchers M. Tupper and T. Donaldson of the University of Guam Marine Laboratory.

February 14, 2006
Guam Residents Come Out for Marine Day at the Asan Beach Unit
The US Marine Corps provided park visitors with a display of the tanks, guns, and helicopters used during wartime. This hardware was displayed on the Asan invasion beach of the War in the Pacific NHP, the same beach the Marines stormed over 60 years ago to liberate the island from the Japanese.

December 12, 2005
NPS Tests New Memorial Wall Panels
NPS has installed and is observing test panels to discover which construction material will best endure under Guam’s tropical environment. Once the most durable and appropriate material has been identified, the next step will be to seek federal funding for panel replacements for the Memorial Wall at the Asan Overlook unit.

February 08, 2005
National Park Not a Raceway
To clear up any misconception the public may have, the use of pocket bikes and other off-road vehicles is prohibited from the park.

November 22, 2004
Public Comment Period for Environmental Assessment (EA) for Fire Management
In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and NPS Director’s Order 12, we are pleased to release an Environmental Assessment (EA) for fire management alternatives at War in the Pacific National Historical Park on Guam. As a result of public scoping in early 2004, the park is now distributing this EA for a 30 day public comment period from November 22, 2004, through December 22, 2004. All written comments received during this time will be duly considered in the environmental decision making process. Please click on the link to review the document.

October 05, 2004
Coral Recruitment on WAPA reefs
Park Biologists study coral recruitment to understand ecological process within the park.

July 30, 2004
USGS Conducts Small Mammal Work at War in the Pacific NHP

July 21, 2004
National Park Service Medallions Presented to Guam Liberators and WWII Veterans
A ceremony at the Asan Beach unit honored those returning veterans who helped liberate the island of Guam from the Japanese on July 21, 1944.

July 20, 2004
Flags Placed to Commemorate Fallen Heroes
On the lawn of the historical Asan Beach Unit of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, 1,826 American flags were placed into the ground to honor those servicemen that lost their lives on July 21st, 1944. These valient men sacrificed their lives in order to liberate the Chamorro people from the Japanese occupation which endured two and a half years during WWII.

July 20, 2004
War in the Pacific NHP's New Website is Officially Unveiled to the Guam Public, Veterans, and Virtual Visitors
On the evening of July 19th, War in the Pacific NHP launched its new website in honor of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Guam.

July 20, 2004
Wreath Laying Ceremony Honors Guam Liberators
A ceremony at the Asan Bay Overlook commemorated the bravery and sacrifice of those who helped liberate Guam 60 years ago.

July 13, 2004
Call for Public Comment - DRAFT of War in the Pacific NHP's Compendium
This is a DRAFT of the War in the Pacific NHP Compendium. The park wishes to receive comments from the public regarding the information contained in this document. The comment and input period will be for the next 60 days. Please address comments to the Superintendent, 460 North Marine Corps Drive, Piti, Guam, 96915.

July 13, 2004
War in the Pacific NHP to Debut New Website to Guam Public and Returning Veterans
On July 19th, War in the Pacific NHP will debut their newly developed website to the residents of Guam and to those veterans who have returned to the island for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the island. The event will be at the Outrigger Guam Resort and the program, which includes guest speakers and a website orientation, will last from 6-9 pm.

July 11, 2004
War in the Pacific NHP Displays Exhibits in Honor of 60th Anniversary
For the next month, War in the Pacific will be hosting six traveling exhibits at the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency's Gallery at Two Lovers' Point.

June 03, 2004
Star Gazing Event Attended and Enjoyed by Many
War in the Pacific NHP and Pam Eastlick teamed up to host a Star Gazing event in the park to celebrate Memorial Day. This event is just one of many activities scheduled throughout the year to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Guam.

June 02, 2004
Moviegoers Get a Peek at a WWII Cinema Classic at War in the Pacific NHP
To help celebrate Memorial Day War in the Pacific NHP hosted "Movies in the Park". The event was just one of many activities scheduled this year to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Guam.

May 25, 2004
Star Gazing Party at War in the Pacific NHP
To celebrate Memorial Day, War in the Pacific will host a Star Gazing Party on May 29th, 2004.

May 25, 2004
WAPA to Host Movies in The Park to Celebrate Memorial Day
On Sunday, May 30th, War in the Pacific NHP will host "Movies in the Park" at Asan Beach Park.

May 04, 2004
Planes and Pin-Ups – A Traveling Exhibit
War in the Pacific National Historical Park will present Planes and Pin-Ups, a traveling exhibit set to open at the 60th anniversary veterans celebrations on Saipan and Guam beginning in June of 2004.

April 29, 2004
Guam's Youth Present Wreath in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam
On Wednesday, April 28th, Guam's Youth presented a wreath in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Guam's Liberation.

April 28, 2004
WAPA Recognized for Volunteer Services

April 26, 2004
USGS Helps Map and Inventory Streams at War in the Pacific NHP
This project was the first to focus specifically on the park’s streams, and represents a significant and important step in improving the management of the park’s resources.

April 14, 2004
Dwayne Minton, Ecologist, Wins Highest Natural Resource Honors
After having won the Pacific West Region's Award for his achievements in resource management, Dwayne Minton, Ecologist, won the servicewide Director's Award for Trish Patterson Student Assoiciation Award for Natural Resource Managment in a Small Park. Dwayne won the nationwide competition for resource management in a small park and was one of only five people to be honored by NPS for their excellence in the field of natural resources in 2003.

March 15, 2004
Dr. Dwayne Minton Wins 2003 PWR Small Park NR Manager Award
WAPA Ecologist won the PWR regional award for excellence in resource management in a small park. Dwayne Minton will now be able to compete for the nation-wide resource management award.

March 15, 2004
Historical Photo Collection Grows by Almost 900 Thanks to Cooperation and Teamwork
A trip to the National Archives, the Naval Historical Center, and the United States Marine Corps Historical Center recently supplemented the historical photo collection for War in the Pacific NHP and the American Memorial Park. By teaming with the Arizona Memorial Museum Association, the photo gathering team was able to acquire almost 900 images for future use in publications and exhibits.

March 15, 2004
WAPA Curator Gives Presentation on Disaster Recovery
The recent PWR Museum Curator workshop allowed curators and archivists from the region to have meaningful discussions on a variety of subjects. One of the topics included in this year's workshop was on emergency planning and disaster recovery; a topic very relevant to many parks in attendance.

February 12, 2004
General Tibbets To Highlight Saipan’s 60th Anniversary Event
Pilot of the Enola Gay will return to the islands which launched his flight on August 6, 1945 – a flight that changed the course of history. General Tibbets will be the keynote speaker at the 60th Commemoration of the Battles of Saipan and Tinian, an event to be held on both islands in mid-June, 2004.

February 11, 2004
Commeration of the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Saipan and Tinian
Clink on the link to visit an informative website which details the activities and events planned to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Saipan and Tinian

February 03, 2004
MEHP and NPS Annual Consultation Meetings Stimulate Meaningful Discussions
David Look and Paula Creech facilitated the Micronesian Endowment for Historic Preservation and Annual NPS consulation meetings last week on Guam. These meetings allowed Historic Preservation Officers from throughout Micronesia to discuss pertinent issues to historic preservation and cultural resource management and to summarize new projects and year's accomplishments.

January 31, 2004
WAPA Staff Participate in Andersen Middle School's Annual Career Day
WAPA participated in Andersen Middle School's Career Day for the second year in a row. Last year's career day was the first time WAPA went TO the schools of Guam following the destruction of their building by Supertyphoon Pongsona. This year's career fair provided WAPA staff an opportunity to share information about their park and career with middle school students. This event also allowed WAPA staff to reflect on their outreach efforts to the community one year after they did their first school presentation.

January 26, 2004
WAPA Establishes, Benefits from Partnership in Micronesia
A recent trip to the Micronesian Seminar in Pohnpei added a wealth of WWII images from throughout Micronesia to WAPA's historical photograph collection. Newly obtained images from Saipan, Tinian, Enewetak, Ulithi, Majuro, Kwajalein, Chuuk, Peleliu, and other Micronesian islands will add depth to the photo collection which was previously focused almost exclusively on Guam.

January 23, 2004
Newly Installed Memorial Graces Asan Overlook Unit
While the unveiling of the "Sons of Guam Memorial" may have occurred on December 5, 2003, it was not installed until recently. The memorial is now embedded at the Asan Overlook Unit; it will serve as lasting reminder of those Chamorro men who sacrificed their lives. The beautiful plaque truly graces the entire unit.

January 23, 2004
Norton, Cohen, and US Congressmen Participate in Wreath Laying Ceremony at WAPA
During a multi-island trip throughout the Pacific, the Honorable Gale Norton,Secretary of the US Department of Interior, David Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior,and Congressmen from California, Samoa, and Guam visted War in the Pacific and participated in a ceremony that honored fallen Chamorro soldiers.

January 12, 2004
The Dirt on War in the Pacific's Coral Reefs
Learn about coral reefs, threats to coral reefs, and the research being conducted by the WAPA Natural Resource Division to determine the spatial and temporal patterns of sedimentation on the park's coral reefs.

January 10, 2004
Information on WAPA's Natural Resources Division
A brief introduction to Natural Resource Division at War in the Pacific NHP

December 15, 2003
Memorial Plaque Commemorates Chamorros

December 11, 2003
Sons of Guam Pearl Harbor Memorial
On December 6th, the Arizona Museum Memorial Association and the National Park Service honored twelve US Navy sailors from Guam who perished in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 02, 2003
Chamorro Victims of Pearl Harbor to be Honored
On December 6th, the Arizona Museum Memorial Association and War in the Pacific NHP will host a sunset ceremony to dedicate the Sons of Guam Pearl Harbor Memorial. This memorial plaque will honor the twelve Chamorro men who died aboard the USS Arizona, USS West Virginia, USS Nevada, and the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 01, 2003
Memorial Service Honors Ron Wilson
On November 21st a memorial service was held in honor of Ron Wilson in the Asan Beach Unit. The ceremony honored Ron as a person, employee, friend, and veteran. A beautiful ceremony celebrated the life and accomplishments of a wonderful man. Ron Wilson passed away at the age of 57.

November 30, 2003
Information on WAPA Submerged Cultural Resources
A website link which describes the submerged cultural resources which can be explored within War in the Pacific NHP and on the island Guam.

November 20, 2003
From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
A new web page launched by the Cultural Resources Division of the National Park Service provides a National Register of Historic Places travel itinerary. The attractive and informative website details the history of aviation and showcases the places that interpret this history. Guam, Chuuk (formerly Truk), Tinian, and Midway are all featured in this website.

November 20, 2003
WAPA Keeps a Watchful Eye on Possible Typhoon
Not even a year after Supertyphoon Pongsona destroyed WAPA's museum, administrative offices, and visitor contact facility, another storm brewing in the Caroline islands might pose a new threat to the already facility-less War in the Pacific NHP. Track the storm at the following link. Guam is the Western Pacific region.

November 18, 2003
NPS Grieves Loss of Facility Manager
On Saturday November 15, 2003, War in the Pacific National Historical Park Facility Manager Ronald D. Wilson known as “Ron” passed away at the age of 57. WAPA remembers his kindness and dedication and mourns his passing.

November 17, 2003
WAPA Staff Honors 228th Marine Corps Anniversary
War in the Pacific, the Government of Guam, the US Navy, and the Arizona Museum Memorial Association Help to Honor the 228 Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps at the Marine Corps Ball.

November 15, 2003
WAPA's Outreach Efforts Detailed in "Arrowhead"
"The Arrowhead", a publication for National Service employees, showcased WAPA's outreach efforts to local schools after Supertyphoon Pongsona destroyed their museum and contact facility. Click on link to read article.

November 10, 2003
WAPA Featured Park of the Week
WAPA was selected as Park of the Week for the week of November 10th- November 17th. Park of the Week website shows photographs of the park while providing "Don't Miss Attractions", park facts, and information on management priorities.

October 06, 2003
AMMA Board Members Visit WAPA and AMME
Board members from the Arizona Museum Memorial Association make a trip to Guam and Saipan to see WAPA and AMME's progress and developments

October 03, 2003
National Public Lands Day Celebrated at WAPA
Working with NPS rangers, over 150 Guam Girl Scouts plant flowers within WAPA NHP in coordination with National Public Lands Day

October 01, 2003
WAPA Park Brochure
Click to see information of on War in the Pacific National Historical Park. Brochure provides chronology of WWII in the Pacific and information about the capture, occupation, and liberation of Guam.

September 30, 2003
Watching the Duke- Movies in the Park HUGE Success
"Fighting Seabees" is shown on a big screen within Asan Beach Unit to celebrate WAPA's 25th Anniversary

September 01, 2003
p.4- WAPA Published in Heritage Matters
A Sioux canteen found within War in the Pacific NHP is featured in the National Park Service publication, Heritage Matters.

September 01, 2003
Photo of WAPA Artifact in NPS publication (p.24)
A photograph of a WAPA artifact appears in the NPS Newsletter "Heritage Matters".

August 28, 2003
On-Line Museum to Be Funded by Humanities Grant

August 24, 2003
WWII Veteran Donates Scrapbook, Memories to WAPA
Bill Long, who served in Saipan and other islands of Micronesia during WWII, generously donated his scrapbook for future use in exhibits and websites for American Memorial Park and War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

August 08, 2003
Training Provides a Meaningful Experience

July 18, 2003
Kite Museum Brings Excitement to WAPA on July 4
Guam residents flock to WAPA's Asan Beach Unit on the Forth of July to participate in kite-making and kite-flying demonstations. Guests from the Shirone Odako Museum in Japan, the largest kite museum in the world, put on an amazing display to wow WAPA park visitors.

July 13, 2003
War in the Pacific NHP to Debut New Website
On July 19th, War in the Pacific NHP will debut their newly developed website to the residents of Guam and to those veterans who have returned to the island for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the island. The event will be at the Outrigger Guam Resort and the program, which includes guest speakers and a website orientation, will last from 6-9 pm.

July 10, 2003
WAPA Supports Guam Museum's Re-opening Efforts
WAPA staff attends a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebrates the opening of a Guam Museum exhibit within a local shopping mall. The Guam Museum, like WAPA. was destroyed as a result of Supertyphoon Pongsona.

June 14, 2003
Plaque on WAPA Monument Receives Treatment
Marine Corps veteran John Gerber volunteers to restore the plaques on the Marine Landing Monument within the Asan Beach Unit at WAPA.

June 02, 2003
Natural Resources Div. to Conduct Wildfire Study
WAPA staff dedicated to identifying best management practices.

June 01, 2003
Ga’an Guns to be Treated
Through NPS funding, WAPA anti-aircraft and coastal defense guns will be refurbished.

June 01, 2003
WAPA Applies for a Grant to Develop WWII website
Museum Curator applies for a grant from a local non-profit in hopes of receiving funding to develop an informative website while the museum remains closed.

May 15, 2003
Flat Stanley's Trip to War in the Pacific NHP, GU
Flat Stanley, famed character in children's books, receives a tour of War in the Pacific NHP from Biological Technician Ian Lundgren.

May 15, 2003
WAPA wins PWR Resource Management Award
In honor of WAPA's swift and valient efforts to protect and save the museum collection after the destruction of their building, they were awarded with the honorable Pacific West Region's Director's Resource Management Award.

May 13, 2003
Ohio School Asks WAPA for Assistance
WAPA ranger responds to a school teacher's request and using computer resources, provides a class in Ohio with a "virtual tour" of War in the PAcific NHP.

May 05, 2003
Upi Elementary Welcomes WAPA
While WAPA remains without a museum or administrative headquarters as a result of a December Supertyphoon, the staff (Superintendent, Curator, Ecologist, Interpretive Rangers, and AMMA employee) continues their commitment and dedication to the Guam community by doing outreach in a local elementary school.

May 01, 2003
Girls Scouts and NPS Plant Flowers to Beautify NHP
In honor of Earth Week, Guam Girl Scouts plant flowers at the Asan Bay Overlook of War in the Pacific NHP.

April 23, 2003
WAPA Supports Earth Week 2003
WAPA rangers and AMMA staff provide interpretation and information regarding coral reefs, indigenous plants, and the uses of the coconut trees in honor of Earth Week.

April 13, 2003
Asan Beach Damage

April 08, 2003
Park Staff Reaches Out to the Community
Students gather around and sample Park Ranger Ali Spittler's display of "amot pasmu", pneumonia tea and local vegetation.

March 10, 2003
WAPA Goes TO Guam Community During Recovery
While recovering from the wrath of Supertyphoon Pongsona, WAPA staff visits a local school and brings cultural, natural, and historical resources in order to provide outreach, education, and interpretive services to the Guam community while they remain without a museum and contact facility. WAPA is offering to go to schools throughout Guam to provide outreach while they lack a permanent facility.

February 25, 2003
Museum and Park Headquarters Close
Three months after Super Typhoon Pongsona devastated Guam, park staff are still trying to pick up the pieces.

February 10, 2003
Japanese and American Veterans Honored by Staff

January 30, 2003
Story on Supertyphoon and Link to Photo Images
A link to the Arizona Museum Memorial Web Page which provides images and details about Supertyphoon Pongsona and details the events related to the evacuation of the museum collection.

January 21, 2003
Museum Collection Evacuated
A detailed description of the complicated task of moving the entire museum collection out of the Haloda building and into the US Attorney's Office.

January 15, 2003
Super Typhoon Pongsona News
Information regarding the effects of Supertyphoon Pongsona on War in the Pacific NHP and the island of Guam

January 13, 2003
Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort

January 06, 2003
Guam Declared Disaster Area

Draft of Compendium
This is the first version of the compendium. More input will be gathered before it is finalized.

Sioux Canteen Found on Guam
Story describes an amazing canteen found within War in the Pacific NHP. Artifact may show link between Sioux Code-talkers and WWII efforts on Guam.

WAPA Artifact Featured on Web

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