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.

Operating as usual

Never Forget.
09/11/2021

Never Forget.

Never Forget.

Celebrate Freedom - Enjoy the day, but be safe when using fireworks!!  Happy Birthday America!!!
07/04/2021

Celebrate Freedom - Enjoy the day, but be safe when using fireworks!! Happy Birthday America!!!

Celebrate Freedom - Enjoy the day, but be safe when using fireworks!! Happy Birthday America!!!

PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a conditio...
06/27/2021

PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a condition that many veterans and non-veterans alike suffer. PTSD can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This condition wasn’t always understood properly by the medical or military community, and Department of Defense press releases often point to earlier attempts to identify PTSD symptoms in the wake of service in World War 2, Vietnam, and other conflicts.

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett.

PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a condition that many veterans and non-veterans alike suffer. PTSD can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This condition wasn’t always understood properly by the medical or military community, and Department of Defense press releases often point to earlier attempts to identify PTSD symptoms in the wake of service in World War 2, Vietnam, and other conflicts.

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett.

This year marks 246 years of the U.S. Army serving and defending our country. No matter the challenges the Army has face...
06/14/2021

This year marks 246 years of the U.S. Army serving and defending our country. No matter the challenges the Army has faced along with our nation, Army Soldiers and Civilians have had the courage and patriotism to answer the call to serve and we thank them. Happy Birthday!

This year marks 246 years of the U.S. Army serving and defending our country. No matter the challenges the Army has faced along with our nation, Army Soldiers and Civilians have had the courage and patriotism to answer the call to serve and we thank them. Happy Birthday!

Today June 3 the United States Post Office released a new stamp honoring the Nisei soldiers that fought in World War II....
06/04/2021

Today June 3 the United States Post Office released a new stamp honoring the Nisei soldiers that fought in World War II. The soldier featured on the stamp is a former U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii volunteer, Shiroku "Wh**ey" Yamamoto, who served with the 442 Regimental Combat Team. Our Volunteer of the Year Award is named after him. We at the Hawaii Army Museum Society are very proud of Wh**ey's service to his country and his loyalty to the US Army Museum of Hawaii.

06/01/2021

On this day we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We remember all those who have served, especially the Niseis of WWII.

#MemorialDay2021
#GoForBroke

Wesley Koyano (1925 - 2018)

Remembering all those who have sacrificed for this great country!  We thank you and remember you with great fondness!!
05/31/2021

Remembering all those who have sacrificed for this great country! We thank you and remember you with great fondness!!

Remembering all those who have sacrificed for this great country! We thank you and remember you with great fondness!!

We salute all those who have served this country with pride.  This weekend let's not forget our first responders who ser...
05/29/2021

We salute all those who have served this country with pride. This weekend let's not forget our first responders who served selflessly this past year. Please take a moment to remember them all in your thoughts and prayers. Happy Memorial Day!!! Enjoy and be safe.

We salute all those who have served this country with pride. This weekend let's not forget our first responders who served selflessly this past year. Please take a moment to remember them all in your thoughts and prayers. Happy Memorial Day!!! Enjoy and be safe.

05/27/2021
HI Now What Is Shinnyo

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In Hawaii this is how we honored our fallen military service men and women. Also our departed Ohana or family in Hawaiian.

May 13th is Children of Fallen Patriots Day which salutes the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in t...
05/13/2021

May 13th is Children of Fallen Patriots Day which salutes the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Also in recognition of this day we salute the young people whose lives were forever changed in support of their parents’ service to our country. Each day is a struggle with great sacrifice, and we too, thank them for their service.
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May 13th is Children of Fallen Patriots Day which salutes the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Also in recognition of this day we salute the young people whose lives were forever changed in support of their parents’ service to our country. Each day is a struggle with great sacrifice, and we too, thank them for their service.
https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/

Yesterday we posted some pictures of an exhibit and asked if anyone knew where this exhibit was. I promised to come back...
05/12/2021

Yesterday we posted some pictures of an exhibit and asked if anyone knew where this exhibit was. I promised to come back today with more information about the exhibit. The exhibit is in our lobby. It is the first thing you see when you enter the Army Museum. The left soldier has on a reproduction of a Spanish American War Uniform. The background picture is the Buena Vista Hospital, Nuuanu Valley , Oahu, 1898. The right soldier is from the 25th Infantry who are stationed at Schofield Barracks here on Oahu. The mural in the background is one of Saddam Hussein's old palaces, Makhul Mountains, Bayji, Iraq. Photo taken by SGT Kani Ronningen Dec. 22, 2008.
Please visit us. There is so much more to see and learn about the Army in the Pacific.

Yesterday we posted some pictures of an exhibit and asked if anyone knew where this exhibit was. I promised to come back today with more information about the exhibit. The exhibit is in our lobby. It is the first thing you see when you enter the Army Museum. The left soldier has on a reproduction of a Spanish American War Uniform. The background picture is the Buena Vista Hospital, Nuuanu Valley , Oahu, 1898. The right soldier is from the 25th Infantry who are stationed at Schofield Barracks here on Oahu. The mural in the background is one of Saddam Hussein's old palaces, Makhul Mountains, Bayji, Iraq. Photo taken by SGT Kani Ronningen Dec. 22, 2008.
Please visit us. There is so much more to see and learn about the Army in the Pacific.

Aloha from the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. For those that have been here we would like to see if you could tell us where...
05/11/2021

Aloha from the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. For those that have been here we would like to see if you could tell us where you saw this exhibit. For those that have not been here we will be back tomorrow to tell you a little about the exhibit. We also hope that you will be able to visit us in the future.

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. Wh**ey 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. Wh**ey 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.

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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:

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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.
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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

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2131 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, HI
96815

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

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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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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Assistance, please. Please read. 1972 and prior photographs of Hauula, Oahu's Kekala Kolololio Alligator Pond beach. Take a look at your old photographs. Reward or donation to your favorite charity if we can get a dated photograph of our house showing our sea wall 1972 or prior. Many, many thanks. FYI Our home was a military residence for training built in 1938
The staff at the Hawaii Army Museum are terrific to deal with.
The staff at this museum store is fabulous to deal with.
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