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Reenlistment at the USS Arizona

Reenlistment at the USS Arizona

 The USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona Memorial

Reenlistment in the Navy is quite an honor at the USS Arizona Memorial

There's is no greater honor than serving our country and being commissioned in the Navy in front of the USS Arizona where 1177 officers and crewmen gave their lives protecting our freedom.

Reenlist aboard the USS Arizona Memorial

If you want to do your reenlistment on the USS Arizona memorial, you can only do that on Fridays mornings around 0700. You would coordinate your Navy reenlistment POC and with the National Park Service by sending an email listed under "Active Military Personnel". https://www.nps.gov/valr/planyourvisit/permits.htm

Here's a video of what a reenlistment looks like on the USS Arizona. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZlZzFesJis

Reenlistment on Ford Island can be done any day of the week

You can get your reenlistment done on the shoreline of Ford Island where the USS Arizona was docked when it was attacked. I like this spot because you can get all your photos of the whole monument in the background. When you reenlist on the memorial you only see the inside of the memorial in your photos. It's nice to get the entire memorial in your photos from this viewing point.  

Directions are to head to the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island and take a left on Langley Ave. The memorial site is located in the Navy Senior Officer housing area. Take Langley Ave until you reach the banyan tree and park under the tree. The large banyan tree has ample parking for several cars. If there are more, suggest they park near the Utah Memorial in the parking lot and walk. At the memorial shoreline you can practically reach out and touch the Arizona it is that close to shore. 

Getting onto Ford Island Base

You may need additional escorts if your guests do not have an ID card and cannot get onto base. Your Navy reenlistment POC can coordinate that with you.

 Banyan Tree, Langley Ave, Ford Island

Banyan Tree, Langley Ave, Ford Island

Traveling to Japan and staying at the New Sanno DoD hotel

Traveling to Japan and staying at the New Sanno DoD hotel

My first blog post!

My first blog post!