Veterans aboard Battleship IOWA Museum


The Veterans Resource Center at Battleship IOWA is an innovative initiative encompassing veterans of every branch and service era. Our shipboard environment offers a comprehensive platform acknowledging and embracing the inherent differences between veterans, and incorporating those differences into our process, practice, and service-delivery.

Veterans Resource Center is generously funded with contributions from Phillips 66, Johnny Carson Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Timken.

Honoring Veterans

When veterans come aboard IOWA, we welcome them – regardless of branch or service era – by announcing them across our 1MC (PA) system.  Please make sure to let our welcoming crew know if you or someone in your party is a veteran.

Veterans Resource Center

Our “VRC” provides veterans one-stop approach with the ability to easily access a Veteran Concierge, a master resource list, and VSNP & VCCP Programming.  We continue to support veterans social needs while we continue active development of impactful programming.

American Legion Post 61

Battleship IOWA is home to American Legion Post #61; established for the benefit of San Pedro veterans. Members and veterans meet and gather aboard IOWA for different functions and events throughout the month. We are proud to support tour local American Legion as a host to their programs and services.

Visit American Legion Post 61’s website.

Operation REBOOT aboard IOWA

Battleship IOWA has an affiliation with National Veterans Transition Services to host their popular programs including Operation REBOOT. The IOWA has ample space for them to create a Los Angeles hub for veterans programming. This provides an opportunity to provide a holistic approach to transition of service members that naturally gravitate to the IOWA.

Visit Operation REBOOT.

Surface Navy Association

Battleship IOWA is in the process of setting up a Surface Navy Association chapter aboard Battleship IOWA.

Visit Surface Navy Association website. 

2020 Veterans Programs Sponsors

Site developed by Wicked Code, Inc. and funded by The Edward E. & Marie L. Matthews Foundation •  Photos by Rick Stipa Photography
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