Museum Update: August 6, 2021

Find Nemo with the Whole Family

The third installment of the Summer Drive In Movie Series is here! This time it’s the Pixar classic Finding Nemo. The event is completely free for the whole family. See you there.

Quarterly Newsletter

Read all about the progress we’ve made towards becoming the National Museum of the Surface Navy (NMSN) in the Surface Navy Association’s (SNA) “Surface Navy Sitrep” summer 2021 issue, which also serves as the NMSN’s quarterly newsletter. There are a lot of great things happening aboard the IOWA!

Vicky’s Doghouse Is Almost Ready!

The soon-to-be home of the best hot dogs in SoCal is about to open! Check out the video below for a recap of the progress that’s been made so far and stay tuned for the big announcement of opening day.

Shout out to our amazing crew for their dedication and hard work. It’s been hot on deck the last few weeks and they’ve been putting in long hours to complete this project. If you see volunteers in blue coveralls milling about when you come get your first Vicky’s dog, be sure to thank them for their efforts!

Only FIVE Weeks Until LA Fleet Week!

In just five weeks LA Fleet Week opens its gates to welcome visitors. This annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services is held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles over the extended Labor Day Weekend.

Past events have included active duty ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, STEM Expo for kids of all ages, the annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day 5.3-mile walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge, sports tournaments, and the Galley Wars culinary cook-off competition between Navy, Marine & Coast Guard teams.

Lots of fun for the entire family. And best of all, entrance is FREE to the general public!

Michelle Howard Named Leadership Award Recipient

The National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA announced that retired U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard will receive the VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Leadership Award at the inaugural Freedom of the Seas Award Gala in October. The award recognizes leaders who exemplify the trailblazing, courageous service of the late U.S. Surface Navy Vice Admiral.

Admiral Howard was the first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy, the first African American to achieve two- and three-star ranks, and became the highest-ranking African American and woman in Navy history when she was promoted to Admiral and appointed Vice Chief of Naval Operations in 2014.

Read the full story here.

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