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New Museum Hours

The hours of operation for the museum are changing on March 7th to:
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 PM. The hours will be the same for the store and the museum.

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Please click here to watch video of the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary 25th ID Flying V Ceremony

Volunteers are needed at the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii!

Volunteering at the Army Museum in Waikiki: Have an interest in history and people? The US Army Museum of Hawaii is looking for friendly and sociable volunteers to greet museum visitors from all over the world. Volunteers are need to man the reception desk Tuesday thru Saturday (closed on Sunday and Monday) 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 5 pm.

The museum is also looking for docents (volunteer tour guides) and individuals who have knowledge and abilities in woodworking, metal work, assembly, and/or web design and graphic arts.

The US Army Museum of Hawaii is operated by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. Located in the heart of Waikiki, on historic Fort DeRussy, the museum is free and open to the public. For more information, call (808) 438-2825.

Hawaii Stars presents: U.S. Army in Hawaii, a Brilliant Past, an Exciting Future

General Vincent K. Brooks, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific, talks about the early history of the army in Hawaii. The late Senator Daniel K. Inouye offers his thoughts about our men and women in uniform. We get personal account of the "Lost Battalion" from 91 year old Whitey Yamamoto, 442 Anti-Tank Co., a heart wrenching story from Vietnam Vet, Warren Barshes, about his life returning home from war, and 90 year old Thomas “Toshi” T. Nakano, talks about what he gained and learned from being in the army. Mr. Yamamoto and Mr. Barshes volunteer at the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii and Mr. Nakano is the Hawaii Army Museum Society’s expert craftsman who has designed and constructed nearly all of the exhibits in the museum.

Click here to watch the video

What's New

Changing Gallery Features New Exhibit : "Reporting from Vietnam: War Correspondents in the Field"

The new exhibit opened on May 9, 2017 and displays photographs by former Honolulu reporters Denby Fawcett and Bob Jones. In 1968, Denby Fawcett, a Honolulu Advertiser reporter, became one of the few female war correspondents Vietnam. Bob Jones began reporting for both the Honolulu Advertiser in 1964 and was wounded while covering action in Chu Chi in 1966. This work led to his rise as a NBC network foreign correspondent where he covered Vietnam and other world events from 1968 until 1973.

The couple, who married during the war, uncovered their historical material in a box of 35 mm negatives that had not been touched for nearly 50 years. In cooperation with Denby Fawcett and Bob Jones, the museum curator, Allison Ramsey, and museum technician, Ian Frazier reviewed over 700 negatives to produce the new exhibit.

The Hawaii Army Museum Society is proud to continue it 40 years of support to the museum and was pleased to support the production of the newest exhibit.

Open to the Public.

Click here to learn more about the Changing Gallery

Now Playing in the 
Changing Gallery Theater
"Tropic Lightning: Ready to Strike"
From “The Big Picture” television series.

Produced by The Office of the Chief of Information by the Army Pictoral Center, 1968.

Run time: 28 minutes

Visit the Museum

Audio Tours Now Available

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is very pleased to now offer Audio Tours to enhance your visit to the Museum. You may rent one of the audio tours for $5 each. They are available in English and Japanese!

For Museum members the Audio Tour is available for $2.50 and adds new dimensions to your visit.

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Special Offer: 25% Off
"A History of Punchbowl, Arlington of the Pacific"

A History of Punchbowl, Arlington of the Pacific

Special offer of 25% off the regular price of $19.95 is now for sale at $14.95. This is one of the very few books detailing the history of this beautiful memorial often referred to as the Arlington of the Pacific. Now designated as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the last resting place for many of America's fallen servicemen and women, Punchbowl is also a volcanic crater. Autographed copies available upon request. Click here to Order Online

West Point "Go Army" Aloha Shirt

West Point Go Army Aloha Shirt

West Point Go Army Aloha Shirt

The West Point Society of Hawaii's 2013 "Go Army" Aloha Shirt for men and women is available for preorder. This high quality Aloha shirt depicts some of the most famous images from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Take pride in the Army team and celebrate West Point's heritage. The shirt can be worn outside or as we say in the islands, "Aloha Neat", by tucking in.

Click here to Order Mens Alohashirt

Click here to Order Womens Alohashirt

Video Introduction to the Museum
Video Introduction to the Museum

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Visit the U.S. Army Museum Hawaii

Here at the U.S. Army Museum Hawaii the biggest artifact is the building itself. The museum is housed in Battery Randolph a massive reinforced concrete emplacement with roofs as much as 12 feet thick. The battery was built around 1911 for two 14 inch guns that could fire projectiles as far as 14 miles. It was part of a coastal defense system that was to protect Honolulu Harbor from invasion. Watch the video for more information.

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Public Programs and Events

The Hawaii Army Museum Society (HAMS) was pleased to fund the new exhibit in the Rotating Gallery which honors the service of Nisei linguists and the . The exhibit, “America’s Secret Weapon, Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II”, had its grand opening on Saturday, March 28, 2015. HAMS was also pleased to provide travel arrangements for keynote speaker, Dr. James McNaughton, author of the book “Nisei Linguist”.

HAMS’ long time master craftsman, Thomas T. “Toshi” Nakano, is featured in the exhibit and in a local news broadcast. Toshi is an MIS veteran and his work in koa is on display not only in the new exhibit, but also throughout the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii.”

The MIS exhibit, which was produced by Mark Matsunaga, Gregg Hirata, and Harlan Yuhara, can be viewed in the first gallery of the museum, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.”

KITV News Links
Honoring the MIS veterans in World War II
America's Secret Weapons revealed

Hawaii News Now Link
MIS Veterans will hold national reunion March 27-28, 2015

Public Programs and Events

The Hawaii Army Museum Society (HAMS) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable corporation, chartered since 1976, whose sole mission is to support the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii at Ft. DeRussy. This is a non-federal entity and is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

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