October 12, 2016
Japanese Flag from WWII to be Donated to National Park Service
A hand-sewn Japanese flag that once flew over the ship where Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto gave the order to attack Pearl Harbor will be donated to WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument on Thursday, October 13.
September 27, 2016
USS Arizona Memorial programs impacted by military exercises
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) will conduct operations with activities on September 28th and September 30th that will impact visitation to the USS Arizona Memorial at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
July 26, 2016
Incident Review of Adverse Effect to Pearl Harbor CPO Bungalow 28
A report from the Pacific West Region examining the facts and circumstances surrounding the demolition of a historic bungalow that was part of the U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark.
June 24, 2016
USS Arizona Memorial Dock Replacement Timeline Extended
The timeline for the USS Arizona Memorial dock replacement, scheduled for June 13 through June 26, has been extended to June 28 due to a construction delay. Normal operations are anticipated to begin on Wednesday, June 29. Until then, visitors will not be able to disembark on the Memorial, but they will be taken on a boat ride to observe the Memorial and an interpretive talk will be provided.
June 08, 2016
Statement from VALR Superintendent Jacqueline Ashwell
In 2012, the National Park Service completed an environmental assessment to preserve, rehabilitate and restore the six Chief Petty Officer (CPO) bungalows on Ford Island for use by visitors and park administration. Subsequently, the National Park Service executed a programmatic agreement with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regarding the preservation of the historic CPO Bungalows. The park received funding in 2015 and began work in November 2015 on CPO Bungalow #28.
May 05, 2016
WWII Veteran to Receive His Service Medals 70 Years Later
After over 70 years, Charles Wolf will finally receive the medals he earned for his time in the service. The medals will be presented at 1:30 pm this Friday, May 6, at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center by Brigadier General Mark Spindler, the deputy director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. No permits will be required for press coverage.
April 13, 2016
Dock Replacement at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
From June 13 through June 26, 2016, the dock for the USS Arizona Memorial will be dismantled, removed, and replaced. Visitors will not be able to disembark onto the USS Arizona Memorial during this time, although a boat ride to observe the memorial will still be available. Tickets can be obtained through www.recreation.gov or on a same day, first come/first served basis.
February 19, 2016
Operations Resume at WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center has resumed full operations, including showing the documentary in the theater and boat trips to the USS Arizona Memorial.
February 12, 2016
Road Closures Will Delay Access To Pearl Harbor
Access in and out of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Ford Island will be altered on Monday, February 15, from about 7 am until 11 am, due to the 2016 Great Aloha Run. Please plan for lane closures and other delays along the Kamehameha Highway that may increase travel time.