The 75th commemoration of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and other U.S. military facilities on Oahu is an opportunity for us to honor the courage, service and sacrifice of the U.S. military personnel present during the attacks.
Just like the Sailors attacked on Dec. 7th, 1941, today’s U.S. Navy Sailors embody our four core attributes of toughness, accountability, integrity and initiative.
Continue to follow this blog as we share how our Sailors are honoring the past and inspiring the future.
Past and present met when Sailors from Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam greeted more than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, when they arrived at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 3, for the upcoming 75th Pearl Harbor commemoration events throughout the island of Oahu.
USS John C. Stennis Arrives in Hawaii for 75th Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 2, to participate in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events in Hawaii. Prior to arriving in Hawaii and after its departure, John C. Stennis conducted at-sea training to maintain and build technical and operational proficiency. Ongoing training is essential in ensuring U.S. warships remain capable, adaptive and able to carry out an array of missions around the world.
Sailors Honor Fallen Pearl Harbor Heroes
During a wreath-laying ceremony at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu Dec. 2, USS Arizona survivors were joined by their families, service members and civilians to honor their fallen shipmates lost during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Rain Provides Reflection during Pearl Harbor Survivor Memorial Service
Sailors and friends gathered at the USS Utah Memorial for an ash scattering ceremony honoring Pearl Harbor survivor Jack A. Stoeber at Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 1. Stoeber served as a carpenter’s mate and was stationed aboard the Dobbin-class destroyer tender USS Whitney (AD 4) during the attacks. He was supposed to be on leave to visit his uncle that day, but his plans changed and he stayed on the ship.