Veterans aboard Battleship IOWA Museum


Little did we know! We are looked upon as a veteran’s platform in our community.

Our location, open 7-days per week, welcomes sharing of stories, a family of like-minded individuals, and the list goes on from there. We didn’t set out to have this dynamic, but naturally found that the impact of our actions is tremendous among those whom need it the most.

Honoring Veterans

When a veteran comes aboard IOWA (regardless of branch), we welcome them 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.

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 Post 61’s website.

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. 

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.