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1989; Smokey Bear poster showing a half body image of Smokey pointing at the audience with one hand while holding a shovel in the other hand. Poster reads "Only You". This work is maintained in the National Agricultural Library, in Beltsville, MD.

Smokey Bear and WWII

Did you know Smokey Bear originated as a result of World War II?

75th Anniversary OF V-J Day

On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Since then, both August 14 and August 15 have been known as  “V-J Day.”

Health and Safety Guidelines

As the island’s most historic sites prepare to reopen their doors for business, we'd like to remind our visitors of the importance of health and safety.

Remembering Hawaii’s 442nd

Today  we’d like to remember Hawaii’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team for their valor during WWII.

Submarine Macots (Pets)

As long as there have been sailors there have been mascots. The most notable are: cats, dogs, goats, gorillas, and a bear. 

Navajo - The Unbreakable Code

During World War II, the Marine Corps used one of the thousands of languages spoken in the world to create an unbreakable code: Navajo.

75th Anniversary OF V-E Day

We are commemorating the 75th anniversary Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day); the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces on May 8 1945 which ended World War II in Europe. 

#HiddenHistory: USS Bowfin Artifacts

We're sharing a few artifacts found left aboard USS Bowfin after her service. -- These items are not currently on display but are part of our #HiddenHistory series.

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