USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum Live the adventure & honor the legend of the USS Midway with activities & fun for the whole family onboard! Voted #1 "Thing to Do" on Trip Advisor SD! �
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Mission: To preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve, inspire and educate future generations, and entertain our museum guests.

05/28/2020
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band

#PressPlay to listen to a stunning Memorial Day tribute of Taps performed by 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band.

We are honored to be included in this video, and share it today as a reminder that Memorial Day is every day. Every day is an opportunity to remember those who gave all. 🇺🇸

May 25th is Memorial Day. Our Nation pauses to remember those brave men and women, both past and present, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Nations freedom. While some will confuse this day with giving thanks to our Veterans, Memorial Day is strictly for those who gave their lives to protect our Nation. We do not celebrate this day. Instead, we reflect deeply on the courage, faithfulness, and dedication to duty it must take to lay your life down for your country. God bless the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and God bless America

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1964, Underway ⚓️ #tbt
05/28/2020

1964, Underway ⚓️ #tbt

TODAY: In less than an hour, tune in to our Memorial Day live simulcast coming to you from four iconic San Diego locatio...
05/25/2020
Memorial Day Live - USS Midway Museum

TODAY: In less than an hour, tune in to our Memorial Day live simulcast coming to you from four iconic San Diego locations: USS Midway Museum, Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and Miramar National Cemetery.

🎥 WATCH HERE: https://www.midway.org/memorialdaylive/

Let's come together to honor our fallen heroes today and thank them for their service and our freedoms.

#SanDiegoMemorialDayLive #MemorialDay #MemorialDayCeremony

DAYS LEFT 2020/05/25 09:00:00San Diego Memorial Day LIVE Virtual Simulcast Commemoration Tune in for our first ever LIVE virtual simulcast commemoration. This will be a joint virtual event featuring four iconic San Diego locations: USS Midway Museum, Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Mt. Soledad Nati...

05/25/2020
USS Midway Museum

Don’t forget to tune in to tomorrow livestream at 9 am PT!

Tune in details below 👇

#LegacyWeek20 #SanDiegoMemorialDayLive #MemorialDay

REMINDER: Tune in, Monday May 25 for a unique Memorial Day Commemorative event where we will honor our fallen military heroes of the past and thank our frontline heroes of today.

🎥 LINK to tune in: https://www.midway.org/memorialdaylive/

📍Joint simulcast will include 4 iconic locations: USS Midway Museum, Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Point Loma, and Miramar National Cemetery.

#SanDiegoMemorialDayLive #MemorialDay

05/24/2020
USS Midway Museum

Thank you to all who tuned in LIVE to meet 12 aviators and the aircraft they flew!

If you missed the live, not to worry! Click below to watch the video, meet our aviators, learn about our aircraft, and enjoy some stunning views from Midway's flight deck.

The safety and health of our volunteers and staff is our top priority. Interviews were conducted with physical distancing in practice and sanitation to equipment.

Thank you for watching!

#MeetTheAviators #LegacyWeek20

LIVE NOW: Meet 12 Aviators and the aircraft they flew. From the Hornet to the Tomcat, from the Seahawk to the Hawkeye.

Enjoy hearing from our aviators and ask them your questions in the comments below!

#MeetTheAviators #LegacyWeek20

05/24/2020

LIVE NOW: Meet 12 Aviators and the aircraft they flew. From the Hornet to the Tomcat, from the Seahawk to the Hawkeye.

Enjoy hearing from our aviators and ask them your questions in the comments below!

#MeetTheAviators #LegacyWeek20

05/24/2020

TUNE IN: Tomorrow, Sunday May 24 at 10 am PT for a special Meet the Aviators live stream featuring 12 expert aviators and the aircraft they flew. From the Tomcat to the Hawkeye, have fun hearing from our aviators and ask them your questions LIVE!

RSVP here to be notified: https://facebook.com/events/s/meet-the-aviators-the-planes-t/654692905379531/

#MeetTheAviators #LegacyWeek20

05/22/2020
San Diego Memorial Day Live Stream Coming Soon

REMINDER: Tune in, Monday May 25 for a unique Memorial Day Commemorative event where we will honor our fallen military heroes of the past and thank our frontline heroes of today.

🎥 LINK to tune in: https://www.midway.org/memorialdaylive/

📍Joint simulcast will include 4 iconic locations: USS Midway Museum, Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Point Loma, and Miramar National Cemetery.

#SanDiegoMemorialDayLive #MemorialDay

ICYMI, Midway has joined forces with Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, and ...
05/22/2020
Memorial Day San Diego LIVE Virtual Simulcast Commemoration

ICYMI, Midway has joined forces with Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, and Miramar National Cemetery for a very special commemorative Memorial Day livestream event.

🎥 Tune in on Monday, May 25 at 9 am PT to witness an emotional and powerful tribute to our fallen heroes.

LINK TO WATCH: https://www.midway.org/memorialdaylive/

Thank you NBC 7 San Diego for sharing!

Memorial Day is a little more than a week away and you have an opportunity to pay tribute to servicemembers and veterans virtually because public ceremonies have been cancelled because of COVID-19. The USS Midway Museum, Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, and Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteri...

Share your fallen hero to Midway's Remembrance Wall by clicking below. Simply fill out the form, include a photo and mes...
05/22/2020
Honor Your Hero - USS Midway Remembrance Wall

Share your fallen hero to Midway's Remembrance Wall by clicking below.

Simply fill out the form, include a photo and message if you choose and click submit.

Pay tribute to your heroes service, dedication and sacrifice as we approach Memorial Day.

#LegacyWeek20 #MemorialDay #NeverForgotten

Honor your fallen veteran hero on the USS Midway's Remembrance Wall. This wall will be on display May 25 - 27 onboard during Midway's annual Legacy Week commemoration. Help us remember those who sacrificed all for our freedom.

Midway salutes our frontline heroes! 💙 Thank you for keeping us safe during these challenging times. Watch the 🎥: https:...
05/22/2020

Midway salutes our frontline heroes! 💙 Thank you for keeping us safe during these challenging times.

Watch the 🎥: https://www.midway.org/thankyou @ San Diego, California

05/20/2020
USS Midway Museum Thanks Covid-19 Frontline Workers For Their Service

We asked a few of our docent who are also combat veterans who served the United States during some of history’s most dangerous times, how they felt about the frontline heroes of today... watch this hearfelt video of their emotional, and incredibly grateful response to those on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.

Many of these frontline workers did not sign up for jobs that would put them in harm’s way, yet, they are stepping up in these times of need so that people like the USS Midway Museum Volunteers are able to remain healthy throughout these sensitive times. Doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, delivery drivers, grocery store clerks and cashiers and so many more frontline workers deserve all of our gratitude, especially from those who are considered at-risk, like many of the veterans living across the United States.

To all of the frontline workers providing essential services throughout the country, the USS Midway Museum would like to say “thank you for your service.”

#ThankYou

As we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day weekend, like never before (virtually), we are honored to bring back our Remem...
05/16/2020
Honor Your Hero - USS Midway Remembrance Wall

As we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day weekend, like never before (virtually), we are honored to bring back our Remembrance Wall.

This special exhibit is a way to honor our fallen veteran heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

If you have a fallen hero that you would like to honor on our digital Remembrance Wall, click here: https://link.midway.org/remembrance-wall

As the USS Midway Museum is still closed to the public, this year's Remembrance Wall will be exclusively digital.

Honor your fallen veteran hero on the USS Midway's Remembrance Wall. This wall will be on display May 25 - 27 onboard during Midway's annual Legacy Week commemoration. Help us remember those who sacrificed all for our freedom.

05/16/2020

Thunderbirds fly over San Diego today to salute essential workers and our healthcare heroes. Beautiful view from Midway’s flight deck. #thankyou #heathcareheroes

During these unique times, our healthcare and frontline heroes have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toda...
05/15/2020
The Odyssey of the Navy’s Enlisted Medical Titles - USS Midway Museum

During these unique times, our healthcare and frontline heroes have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Ship Historian, Karl Zingheim takes a look back at the evolution of the Navy’s Enlisted medical titles; from Loblolly Boys to Devil Docs.

Read now: https://link.midway.org/k2-medical

#KarlKorner #Enlisted

Hello, Midway Family! Welcome to Karl’s Korner, a historical blog written by myself, Karl Zingheim – Ship Historian of the USS Midway Museum. Each month, I share a new ship story with you, so be sure to check out the rest of my blogs here. During these unique times, our healthcare and frontline ...

⚓️ Mark Your Calendar ⚓️Midway's Legacy Week is the heart and soul of Memorial Day commemoration in San Diego.As the USS...
05/15/2020
May 24-25: Legacy Week - USS Midway Museum

⚓️ Mark Your Calendar ⚓️
Midway's Legacy Week is the heart and soul of Memorial Day commemoration in San Diego.

As the USS Midway Museum is still closed to the public, this year we invite you to join us for our most iconic Memorial Day activities in a virtual format.

This year's line-up:
🔹NOW: Virtual Remembrance Wall, Submit Your Fallen Hero Here: https://link.midway.org/remembrance-wall-2019
🔹MAY 24: Meet the Aviators and the Planes They Flew (FB Live)
🔹MAY 25, 9 AM: Memorial Day Live, Virtual Simulcast. Learn more:https://www.midway.org/memorialdaylive/
🔹MAY 25, 3 PM: National Moment of Remembrance

Learn more: https://www.midway.org/legacy-week

The USS Midway Museum’s annual Legacy Week commemoration is going virtual this year: Memorial Day Livestream Ceremony, Meet the Aviators through Facebook Live, Honor a Fallen Hero on our Remembrance Wall, & more.

05/14/2020
USS Midway Museum Thanks Covid-19 Frontline Workers For Their Service

Tom Herskowitz flew 200 combat missions over the skies of Vietnam; Al Hanson took part in World War II combat missions in the Pacific Theater; and Ken Guyer served two tours as a patrol boat gunner during the Vietnam War.

Watch this heartfelt video to witness humble U.S. combat veterans...military heroes, who we also recognize as invaluable volunteers of the Midway, send their appreciation to today’s frontline heroes in the fight against COVID-19.

From all of us at the USS Midway Museum and in partnership with USAA, we thank our frontline heroes for keeping us safe.

Watch Now: https://youtu.be/JEb48MDBERs

The USS Midway Museum Volunteers, combat veterans who served the United States during some of history’s most dangerous times, would like to thank workers on ...

05/13/2020
Happy TOP GUN Day! Do You Feel the Need...

Do you feel the NEED... the need for SPEED?

Happy #TopGunDay, Midway Family! To celebrate we are throwing it back to one of Midway's iconic Top Gun Movie Nights, where we asked our #TopGun super-fans to recite their favorite lines from the 80s classic!

Leave a comment below with YOUR favorite Top Gun quote, wingmen!

05/12/2020
ChampCohen

We’re excited to bring you the first ever online issue of our popular newsletter, Currents!

Discover why the Midway Magic continues to be an integral part of the San Diego community. From the contribution of our volunteers and our educational outreach, to important historical retrospectives, the Currents’ articles remind us all how the Midway legacy continues to inspire us to this day.

⚓️ Read Today: https://www.midway.org/content/currents-spring62/

ChampCohen is proud to announce that USS Midway Museum Currents newsletter is now digital!
Check out the final product! https://www.midway.org/content/currents-spring62/#page=1

Happy Mother's Day, Midway Family!  Cheers to the women who have brought us in to this world and made us who we are. We ...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day, Midway Family! Cheers to the women who have brought us in to this world and made us who we are. We appreciate you and all that you do for us.

In March 1981, Midway crewman organized on the flight deck of the USS Midway (CV-41) to spell the words "HI MOM."

Leave a comment below to say HI and THANK YOU to the special mothers in your life!

Photo from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA DN-SN-84-02495

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05/08/2020

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A rare sighting of me and my stunt double, NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly. #TBT

05/07/2020
USS Midway Museum

Gearing up for another weekend at home?

Head over to our website https://www.midway.org/ for activity sheets for the kids, fascinating blogs about military and navy history, compelling videos featuring the stories of our volunteers... and more!
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#USSMidway #VirtualExperience

Weekend plans? Explore Midway from your couch. Introducing the Midway Virtual Experience! ⚓️

VISIT: https://www.midway.org

Enjoy a unique virtual opportunity to explore America’s favorite aircraft carrier museum’s most popular spaces and exhibits. Listen to the award-winning audio tour, view a naval aircraft gallery and read amazing historical accounts of the USS Midway from the comfort of your home! ⚓️ #ussmidway

#Throwback to April 1973: USS Midway cruising through the San Francisco Bay 🌉
05/07/2020

#Throwback to April 1973: USS Midway cruising through the San Francisco Bay 🌉

Thank you to all who have donated! We are very appreciative of your support. 💙 #ThankYou https://www.midway.org/give
05/06/2020

Thank you to all who have donated! We are very appreciative of your support.

💙 #ThankYou

https://www.midway.org/give

With the state of our world, unity is needed now more than ever. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving in response to the COVID-19 crisis - and that day is today.

For the health and safety of our amazing volunteers, members, visitors, and staff we made the choice to close the USS Midway Museum to the public. However, our efforts to honor and preserve the historic Midway as America’s living symbol of freedom have not stopped.

If you are able to and would like to support our efforts during this time, it is greatly appreciate: www.midway.org/give

Your proud USS Midway Museum is a well-known symbol of strength, peace and freedom. Anything you can do to help keep her strong and healthy during these challenging times is greatly appreciated.

Donate here: www.midway.org/give.

Thank you 💙

With the state of our world, unity is needed now more than ever. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving in response...
05/05/2020

With the state of our world, unity is needed now more than ever. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving in response to the COVID-19 crisis - and that day is today.

For the health and safety of our amazing volunteers, members, visitors, and staff we made the choice to close the USS Midway Museum to the public. However, our efforts to honor and preserve the historic Midway as America’s living symbol of freedom have not stopped.

If you are able to and would like to support our efforts during this time, it is greatly appreciate: www.midway.org/give

Your proud USS Midway Museum is a well-known symbol of strength, peace and freedom. Anything you can do to help keep her strong and healthy during these challenging times is greatly appreciated.

Donate here: www.midway.org/give.

Thank you 💙

Research Library, USS Midway Museum
05/05/2020

Research Library, USS Midway Museum

May the Fourth be with you... always.

#StarWarsDay

05/05/2020
USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

From Bremerton to San Diego! #WeAreNimitz #My68

#Maythe4thBeWithYou, Midway Family!Bring back our iconic Chewbacca spotting when our A-4 was  off the hangar deck and, c...
05/04/2020

#Maythe4thBeWithYou, Midway Family!

Bring back our iconic Chewbacca spotting when our A-4 was off the hangar deck and, can't forget squadron VAQ-209, the "Star Warriors"!

#maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsday

It's not a proper #Maythe4thBeWithYou without sharing the spirit onboard!

Check out an unlikely Chewbacca spotting next to our A-4 Skyhawk AND our Intruder Ready Room where you will find the official squadron crest for VAQ-209, the "Star Warriors". A long-standing naval reserve electronic warfare unit, VAQ-209 first transitioned to the famed EA-6B Prowler in
October 1977, at the height of the original Star Wars movie craze.

#maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsday

The TBD Devastator’s new home. 🛩#TBDDevastator #TorpedoBomber #BattleofMidway #MidwayMovie
05/04/2020

The TBD Devastator’s new home.

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#TBDDevastator #TorpedoBomber #BattleofMidway #MidwayMovie

05/01/2020
RADM Lawrence Chambers Remembers Operation Frequent Wind, 45 Years Later

A Message from RADM Lawrence Chambers, Commanding Officer aboard the USS Midway during Operation Frequent Wind.

45 years ago today, the USS Midway was part of the largest humanitarian effort in naval history, a proud and patriotic accomplishment that will forever be ingrained in our history. On that day, RADM Chambers made choices changed the course of history.

Click here for more resources about Operation Frequent Wind: https://www.midway.org/ofw

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The Santa Fe Depot is just a few blocks away, making the USS Midway Museum easily accessible by train, coaster and trolley. San Diego public transportation information is available here: http://www.sdcommute.com/TripPlanner/index.asp

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Open daily from 10 AM - 5 PM. Our ticket booth closes at 4 PM. Closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day, only.

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Thank you for helping us preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve, inspire and educate future generations, and entertain our museum guests!

The USS Midway was commissioned as the largest warship in the world in 1945. Following, Midway’s adventures took her and her crew through historic moments such as Operation Frostbite (1946), Operation Sandy (1947), the Vietnam War, Operation Frequent Wind and the Evacuation of Saigon (1975), Operation Desert Storm (1991), and the rescue after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The USS Midway was decommissioned in 1992, and 12 years later in 2004 - was opened as the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA.

Years and millions of visitors later, we are so honored to preserve the legacy of the USS Midway and her crew.

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I am a member. When do you plan to re-open?
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Here is a video of the MIdway's final cruise under her own power - includes a high speed run! This video is indexed with a lot of shots showing her condition before various museum modifications. This video was taken during the Sept 1991 Tiger Cruise
Any idea when you will open?
45 years ago I was on the USS Midway during operation Frequent. The fall of Saigon. A time in my life I will never forget.
My dad served on this ship during Vietnam.
I SERVED ON THE MIDWAY 🥰THANKS FOR SHARING THIS 😍
To all my fellow Docents and other volunteers and staff I send best wishes and hopes that you and yours are well. I ask you all to consider checking in here to let us know what is going on in these difficult times and to pass along any special news. For me it is difficult to go so long without the fellowship I have enjoyed our great ship for the last 5 years. My wife and I are hunkered down in Oceanside and just waiting for all of this nastiness to pass. Take care all and please stay in touch. Bob "Doc" Werner
Testimony of Pilot: Pilgrimage of Honor On the evening of 10 January 1973 , VA-115 “Arabs” aircrew Lt. Mike “Mondo” McCormick and Ltjg. Alan “Arlo” Clark, were catapulted from the USS Midway,on a single plane low level SAM and Radar Suppression mission in support of B-52’s on a bombing operation over North Vietnam. That night Mondo and Arlo would become the last Intruder Crew to make the ultimate sacrifice in that long war. This January 10th on the anniversary of the shoot down of his father, Col Tad Clark (USAF) returned to the crash site to honor his Dad and Mondo.