Battleship IOWA News and Updates
A look at news and updates from the Battleship IOWA and the National Museum of the Surface Navy.
Friends and Family: I am returning to the ship this week with a full slate of activities planned. I closely followed the great work done by the crew last week in addressing several...
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Opens Vicky'sThis morning, the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony aboard Battleship IOWA to officially put Vicky's Doghouse on the map....
Friends and Family: This past weekend, we returned from an east coast trip to resume our efforts at the museum. On Monday our board convened for the quarterly meeting, during which we discussed...
The National Museum of the Surface Navy announces that retired Navy Admiral Michelle Howard will receive the VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Leadership Award at the inaugural Freedom of the Seas Award Gala. The award recognizes leaders who exemplify the trailblazing, courageous service of the late U.S. Surface Navy Vice Admiral.
Friends and Family: This week I am writing to you from a flight between Providence, RI, and Mobile, AL. Over the past couple of days, we have had an opportunity to visit with the crew of the new...
Introducing Our Freedom Of The Seas Award RecipientsOver the next four weeks we'll be highlighting the award recipients who will be honored at our first annual Freedom of the Seas gala on October...
Navy News and Updates
A look at news and updates from around the U.S. Navy world.
PENSACOLA, Fla. – On a sunny day in mid-October, representatives from the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Public Works Department ventured to a site near the airfield in an attempt to catch a glimpse of a gopher tortoise hidden in an underground burrow.
TYRRHENIAN SEA – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Commander, Task Force 67, and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) recently participated in the Italian-led multilateral maritime exercise Mare Aperto in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro will meet with senior leaders in Hawaii, Japan, Republic of Korea, Guam, and Papua New Guinea.
In the summer 2021 SNA Sitrep, which serves as the Battleship IOWA’s quarterly newsletter our Chairman of the Board RADM Mike Shartynski gives an important update on the progress of the National Museum of the Surface Navy.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will welcome 50 new U.S. citizens during two special
ceremonies aboard the Battleship USS Iowa Museum on Thursday, July 1st.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE SURFACE NAVY NAMES AMBASSADOR ROBERT C. O’BRIEN RECIPIENT OF 2021 FREEDOM OF THE SEAS AWARD
The National Museum of the Surface Navy, founded aboard Battleship USS Iowa and scheduled to open in 2025, today named former U.S. National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien the recipient of the 2021 Freedom of the Seas Award. The award is presented to an accomplished individual who embodies the core principles of the American Surface Navy to protect and defend our oceans for the benefit of the free world.