Hawai'i Army Museum Society

Hawai'i Army Museum Society The Hawai'i Army Museum Society is a non-profit organization supporting the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii with the development and maintenance of the museum galleries and exhibits.
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Operating as usual

05/01/2021

HAMs recognizes Silver Star Banner Day, May 1st acknowledging all those who have served in battle. Historically a Silver Star is award to those effected in combat but like all of our veterans we are so proud our your service. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hope that you are safe. #HAMS, etc.

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army Reservists consisting of 199,000 soldiers, more than 11,000 Civilians, 2075 units residi...
04/23/2021

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army Reservists consisting of 199,000 soldiers, more than 11,000 Civilians, 2075 units residing and operating in all 50 state, 5 U.S. Territories, and 30 Countries. The Army Reserves accounts for 20% of the Army’s organized units, provides nearly half of the Army’s total maneuver support and makes up a quarter of the Army’s mobilization base expansion capability. Thank you for being a constant in supporting this country. We couldn’t do it without you!!

The Commemorative Stamp to honor the 442 Soldiers is coming out on June 3. Whitey Yamamoto whose picture is on the stamp...
04/03/2021
Commemorative U.S. ‘Go for Broke’ stamp to honor nisei soldiers who served in World War II

The Commemorative Stamp to honor the 442 Soldiers is coming out on June 3. Whitey Yamamoto whose picture is on the stamp served as a Volunteer at the US Army Museum of Hawaii for over 30 years. We are so honored and proud to have known him.

The U.S. Postal Service on June 3 will unveil a postage stamp honoring nisei soldiers from Hawaii and the mainland who served in the U.S. military during World War II.

Don’t forget to remember Gold Star Spouses Day, April 5, 2021 in recognition of the sacrifices made by military spouses ...
04/03/2021

Don’t forget to remember Gold Star Spouses Day, April 5, 2021 in recognition of the sacrifices made by military spouses of a fallen solder. Let’s not overlook their service to their country and their loved one. We couldn’t do it with them! We thank them for their service! https://hiarmymuseumsoc.org

Don’t forget to remember Gold Star Spouses Day, April 5, 2021 in recognition of the sacrifices made by military spouses of a fallen solder. Let’s not overlook their service to their country and their loved one. We couldn’t do it with them! We thank them for their service! https://hiarmymuseumsoc.org

March 29th commemorates Vietnam Veterans Day remembering the 9 million Americans who served their country from Nov. 1955...
03/28/2021

March 29th commemorates Vietnam Veterans Day remembering the 9 million Americans who served their country from Nov. 1955 to May 1975. 304, 000 were wounded; 58,000 of those are memorialized on the black granite wall of the Vietnam Exhibit in DC; 1,253 are still Missing In Action (MIA); and 2,500 were Prisoners of War (POWs). Vietnam is still considered to be the longest war in U.S. History to date. To all who served….you efforts did not go unnoticed. We salute you with pride.
Please visit our webstore at https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/collections/vietnam

Tomorrow, March 25th, is designated by Congress as National Medal of Honor Day and we’d like to take a moment to acknowl...
03/24/2021

Tomorrow, March 25th, is designated by Congress as National Medal of Honor Day and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our local heroes. In the 1990’s, 20 Japanese American Veteran Soldiers from the 442nd Regiment (who original received the Distinguished Service Cross) were awarded the Medal of Honor after it was determined that they were denied the nation’s highest honor due to their race.

To learn more about these heroes, visit the Gallery of Heroes exhibit located within the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. https://hiarmymuseumsoc.org

To all Medal of Honor recipients and those who have served, we thank you for all your sacrifice. Your commitment will never go unnoticed.

May they never be forgotten!
03/23/2021

May they never be forgotten!

On Oct. 27, 2019, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois military working dog named Conan took part in the Barisha raid, which re...
03/13/2021

On Oct. 27, 2019, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois military working dog named Conan took part in the Barisha raid, which resulted in the death of the leader of ISIS. Conan joined a long list of heroic military working dogs.

Call ‘em what you want — war dogs or military working dogs — they have been around for centuries worldwide. The states had an unofficial canine war force in World War I, but military dogs did not become officially recognized until March 13, 1942, when a private organization, Dogs for Defense was established to recruit the public’s dogs for the U.S. military’s War Dog Program, known as the K-9 Corps. So on this day we commemorate the K-9 troops. Please see these books and more at. https://hiarmymuseumsoc.org/

Navy accepts delivery of future USS Daniel Inouye
03/13/2021
Navy accepts delivery of future USS Daniel Inouye

Navy accepts delivery of future USS Daniel Inouye

Prior to delivery the ship successfully conducted a series of at-sea and pierside trials to demonstrate material and operational readiness.

To commemorate Women’s History Month, we’d like to spotlight the 350,000 American women who served in uniform, home and ...
03/06/2021

To commemorate Women’s History Month, we’d like to spotlight the 350,000 American women who served in uniform, home and abroad, during WWII performing not only clerical and nursing positions, but volunteering to drive trucks, repair airplanes, rig parachutes, test fly repaired airplanes, as well as serve as radio operators.

GEN Eisenhower felt their contribution was essential to the war effort and the success of his campaign. As a result of their efforts, men we freed up to fight in the war giving the U.S.A. a tremendous advantage. Visit the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii to learn more about these heroic Americans. And, don’t forget to check out our Women of WWII memorabilia online or at our museum retail location on Ft. DeRussy, Hawaii.

https://store/hiarmymuseumsoc.org

To commemorate Black History Month, the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is spotlighing Captain Riley L. Pitts.  Captain Pitts...
02/24/2021

To commemorate Black History Month, the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is spotlighing Captain Riley L. Pitts. Captain Pitts was the first African American officer to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism and efforts during the Vietnam War.

To read the citation for Captain Pitts' Medal of Honor visit the link below:

https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/riley-l-pitts

To commemorate Black History Month, the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is spotlighing Captain Riley L. Pitts. Captain Pitts was the first African American officer to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism and efforts during the Vietnam War.

To read the citation for Captain Pitts' Medal of Honor visit the link below:

https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/riley-l-pitts

Photos of Vietnam shared from the Center of Military History.  Our current Vietnam Exhibit is under construction and sch...
02/22/2021

Photos of Vietnam shared from the Center of Military History. Our current Vietnam Exhibit is under construction and scheduled to open Summer 2021. Hope to can stop in to check out the newest exhibit.

Looking for something to do as a family that doesn’t break the bank?  Visit us at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Admiss...
02/18/2021

Looking for something to do as a family that doesn’t break the bank? Visit us at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Admission is FREE and we’re open Tuesday thru Sat, 10 am to 5 pm. Don’t forget to check the museum website for holiday hours or call us at
808-955-9552. We look forward to seeing you soon! www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org

Looking for something to do as a family that doesn’t break the bank? Visit us at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Admission is FREE and we’re open Tuesday thru Sat, 10 am to 5 pm. Don’t forget to check the museum website for holiday hours or call us at
808-955-9552. We look forward to seeing you soon! www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org

Happy President's Day!!  Thank you for believing in our country.
02/15/2021

Happy President's Day!! Thank you for believing in our country.

Happy President's Day!! Thank you for believing in our country.

Did you know that in WWII playing cards, known as Spotter Cards, were designed to help soldiers differentiate between al...
02/11/2021

Did you know that in WWII playing cards, known as Spotter Cards, were designed to help soldiers differentiate between allied and enemy aircraft. They looked and felt like traditional playing cards, but included information such as the aircraft’s silhouette, name and pertinent details about the aircraft. In addition, the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC) cooperated with the U.S. Government in creating clandestine decks given to POWs; these cards could be moistened and peeled apart to reveal escape maps.

If you’d like to have your own set of Spotter Playing cards, visit our online store at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii:

https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/search?type=product&q=spotter+cards&search=

The 25th Infantry of Hawaii after undergoing major reorganizations in 1957 and 1963 to adapt to changing tactics, the di...
02/06/2021

The 25th Infantry of Hawaii after undergoing major reorganizations in 1957 and 1963 to adapt to changing tactics, the division deployed to South Vietnam to fight in the Vietnam War between late 1965 and early 1966. The 25th served in Vietnam until its withdrawal back to Hawaii in 1970–1971, participating in Operation Attleboro, Operation Cedar Falls, Operation Junction City, the Battle of Saigon during the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive, and the Cambodian Incursion. It was reorganized as a light infantry division in 1985, and elements have participated in the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.
Please visit our web store to see our wide selection of items to show your support the 25th Infantry of Hawaii.
https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/collections/25th-infantry

Support the U.S. Army of Hawaii's Vietnam Gallery Summer reopening by purchasing one of our Vietnam hats. All store proc...
02/03/2021

Support the U.S. Army of Hawaii's Vietnam Gallery Summer reopening by purchasing one of our Vietnam hats. All store proceeds go to the development and maintenance of the museum exhibits. To explore the full selection of hats that we offer, go to www.store/hiarmymuseumsoc.org. We look forward to seeing you soon and hope that you come by to visit our newest exhibit.

Opening soon is our Vietnam War exhibit.  While still under renovations we hope to open the new exhibit to the public, S...
02/01/2021

Opening soon is our Vietnam War exhibit. While still under renovations we hope to open the new exhibit to the public, Summer 2021. Please don't forget to stop in and see the exhibit or purchase some of our Vietnam memorabilia at our Museum Store.
www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org #hiarmymuseumsociety #armymuseum #usarmymuseumofhawaii

Opening soon is our Vietnam War exhibit. While still under renovations we hope to open the new exhibit to the public, Summer 2021. Please don't forget to stop in and see the exhibit or purchase some of our Vietnam memorabilia at our Museum Store.
www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org #hiarmymuseumsociety #armymuseum #usarmymuseumofhawaii

Challenge Coins have been around since the Roman Empire rewarding soldiers by recognizing their achievements in battle. ...
01/28/2021

Challenge Coins have been around since the Roman Empire rewarding soldiers by recognizing their achievements in battle. Soldiers who acted bravely in battle would be rewarded buying that individual a drink. They would give that soldier a coin to buy the drink, but more commonly, they would make a spectacle by slapping it down loudly on the bar or presenting them a coin in an informal group setting. Receiving a coin from an officer was generally a considerably more valuable coin and rarely presented.
The modern day Challenge Coin as seen below originated during the first World War and were also given as thank yous or for special recognition of services rendered to a unit. This Challenge Coin commemorates the 442nd Regimental Combat Team that so valiantly fought during WWII. To purchase this coin or to see our current collection of challenge coins visit, https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/products/100-442-challenge-commemorative-coin. #hiarmymuseumsociety #army museum #ft.derussy

Challenge Coins have been around since the Roman Empire rewarding soldiers by recognizing their achievements in battle. Soldiers who acted bravely in battle would be rewarded buying that individual a drink. They would give that soldier a coin to buy the drink, but more commonly, they would make a spectacle by slapping it down loudly on the bar or presenting them a coin in an informal group setting. Receiving a coin from an officer was generally a considerably more valuable coin and rarely presented.
The modern day Challenge Coin as seen below originated during the first World War and were also given as thank yous or for special recognition of services rendered to a unit. This Challenge Coin commemorates the 442nd Regimental Combat Team that so valiantly fought during WWII. To purchase this coin or to see our current collection of challenge coins visit, https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/products/100-442-challenge-commemorative-coin. #hiarmymuseumsociety #army museum #ft.derussy

Don't forget to check out the National Veteran's Network WWII Nisei Soldier Exhibit. This virtual presentation gives you...
01/25/2021
NVN World War II Nisei Soldier Exhibit Virtual Preview National Museum of the U.S. Army

Don't forget to check out the National Veteran's Network WWII Nisei Soldier Exhibit. This virtual presentation gives you a sneak peak into the exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Ft. Belvoir. The presentation highlights some of the objects on display as well as the collaboration utilized to build this world reknown exhibit.

This is a recording of the WWII Nisei Soldier Exhibit Virtual Preview of the National Museum of the U.S. Army held in July 2020. This will be screened on Sat...

Don't forget to check out the next episode in the National Veteran's Network NextGen Series.  Two students will learn ab...
01/25/2021
NVN NextGen: Students Learn about Gary Uchida and the bag that traveled with him during WWII

Don't forget to check out the next episode in the National Veteran's Network NextGen Series. Two students will learn about Gary Uchida's travel bag that he carried throughout his tour of duty with the 100th Infantry Battalion in WWII. This episode gives these students a rare look at the soldier and his legacy.

The National Veterans Network is excited to share the second video of NVN NextGen: A conversational virtual series where the next generation of Japanese Amer...

Like Martin Luther King, Mark Twain knew that it all begins with a dream.  From the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, dream bi...
01/18/2021

Like Martin Luther King, Mark Twain knew that it all begins with a dream. From the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, dream big, dream often and never stop dreaming!!

Like Martin Luther King, Mark Twain knew that it all begins with a dream. From the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, dream big, dream often and never stop dreaming!!

12/31/2020

Happy New Year! Be Safe and Cheers to You! We can't wait to see you in 2021!!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!  Sending you all our heartfelt wishes for a joyful day!
12/24/2020

Merry Christmas from our house to yours! Sending you all our heartfelt wishes for a joyful day!

From all of us at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii.  We thank you for your continued support  throughout this past year.  ...
12/14/2020

From all of us at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. We thank you for your continued support throughout this past year. We couldn't do it without you!!

May your season be blessed and filled with much joy and happiness!!!

Thank you for your service Whitey. We miss you.
12/03/2020

Thank you for your service Whitey. We miss you.

This January the USPS has chosen a Nisei Veteran to be depicted on a stamp. We are so excited that it was one of our museum volunteers, Shiroku "Whitey" Yamamoto. While Whitey is no longer with us his spirit of patriotism, commarderie and love for his country are still celebrated at the U.S.Army Museum of Hawaii Congratulations Whitey!! You will always be in our hearts!! Thank you for your service.

This January the USPS has chosen a Nisei Veteran to be depicted on a stamp.  We are so excited that it was one of our mu...
12/03/2020

This January the USPS has chosen a Nisei Veteran to be depicted on a stamp. We are so excited that it was one of our museum volunteers, Shiroku "Whitey" Yamamoto. While Whitey is no longer with us his spirit of patriotism, commarderie and love for his country are still celebrated at the U.S.Army Museum of Hawaii Congratulations Whitey!! You will always be in our hearts!! Thank you for your service.

Hawai'i Army Museum Society
11/11/2020

Hawai'i Army Museum Society

Happy Veteran’s Day!! In honor of our Veterans we’re offering 15% off all Veteran merchandise.

Shop at: store/hiarmymuseumsoc.org

Happy Veteran’s Day!!  In honor of our Veterans we’re offering 15% off all Veteran merchandise. Shop at:  store/hiarmymu...
11/11/2020

Happy Veteran’s Day!! In honor of our Veterans we’re offering 15% off all Veteran merchandise.

Shop at: store/hiarmymuseumsoc.org

10/20/2020

Time to get your Christmas Shopping on....become a Hawaii Army Museum Member today.

Society Members get 15% off purchases. Click on the link to sign up .

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy! Don't forget to check out our October Promotion - 15% off all Navy Accessories.Shop onl...
10/13/2020

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy! Don't forget to check out our October Promotion - 15% off all Navy Accessories.

Shop online at hiarmymuseumsoc.org today! We ship anywhere in the world and offer curbside pick-up for those on Oahu.

Hope to see you all soon!
10/09/2020
Free in Waikiki?

Hope to see you all soon!

You may recall from my editorial that I had recently been on a trip with my wife to the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Oahu, amazing places…

Help us to keep everyone safe.  Please support our efforts.  We look forward to seeing you!!
10/07/2020

Help us to keep everyone safe. Please support our efforts.

We look forward to seeing you!!

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2131 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, HI
96815

General information

Founded in 1976, the Hawaii Army Museum Society (HAMS) is a 501(c)(3) charitable, not-for-profit organization.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(808) 955-9552

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Hawai’i Army Museum Society(HAMS)

The Hawai’i Army Museum Society, HAMS, was founded by military veterans and patriotic members of the Honolulu community. Chartered in 1976 as a not-for-profit corporation, HAMS led the effort to turn Battery Randolph into the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Forty two years later, HAMS continues in its mission to support the museum by funding the development and maintenance of its galleries and exhibits.

Donald L. MacGregor, a Trustee Emeritus on the HAMS board, was a founding member of HAMS and wrote, “It was started by four of us. I was President of First Interstate Bank of Hawaii(now part of First Hawaiian), Bill Rowland, former President of Hawaiian Telephone, the Regional Manager of Braniff Airlines (name unknown), and the Commanding General at Ft. Shafter, MG Thomas U. Greer. In the early days, there wasn’t too much in the way of exhibits and so to help keep it operating, a loan was made to HAMS of $20,000. With the help of another Board member, Walter Tagawa, I was able to arrange a fine art sale in downtown Honolulu. It was highly successful and from the proceeds, the load was paid in addition to adding a nice sum of money to HAMS working capital. MG Herbert E Wolff succeeded MG Greer as Commanding General of U.S. Army Hawaii (USARHAW). He did absolutely a fantastic job, and I believe. is largely responsible for what the museum is today.”

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawai’i is operated by the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii and serves both the military and civilian communities. The Museum is authorized and certified by the Commanding General, U.S. Army Center of Military History.

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