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The Battleship Missouri Memorial  RECOGNIZES THEIR MIGHTY VOLUNTEERS OF 2021


Highlighting Our Volunteers in April for National Volunteer Month

Pearl Harbor, HI (April 5, 2022) To celebrate National Volunteer Month, the Battleship Missouri Memorial would like to recognize its volunteers who donated their time in continuing to preserve the Mighty Mo. As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Battleship Missouri Memorial continues to grow their outstanding volunteer support. Over 2,953 individuals provided 8,265 generous volunteer hours in 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Day did not take place this year. In effort to show appreciation to its supportive volunteers, the USS Missouri Memorial Association recognizes eight individuals and 3 organizations with a special award.

The following is a complete list of awards and recipients recognized:

USS Missouri Memorial Award

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 2021

Robert Hein

USS Missouri Legacy Award 2021

Outstanding Military Volunteer

CTT1 (SW/AW) Jacklyn E. McVay

Truman Centennial Award

Outstanding Senior Volunteer 2021

John Fernie

Big Guns Award 2021

Volunteer Jack of All Trades

Wayne Ohashi

Outstanding Adopt-A-Space 2021

Information Warfare Training Site, Hawaii

Outstanding Military Group Support 2021

Information Warfare Training Site, Hawaii


Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyards Surgemain

Outstanding Military Support 2021

CT2 Morgan Jackson

Outstanding Military Volunteer 2021

GM1 Douglas Rider


Commander Michael Dale Ryan

Outstanding Civilian Volunteer Group 2021

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Outstanding Teak Volunteer 2021

Annette “Netter” Lancaster

The Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Adopt-A-Space program is seeking volunteers to adopt the following areas of the ship, including the marine berthing, Broadway and crew’s mess deck 1 and upper Officers Country. No experience required, but if you are proficient in construction, painting and other skilled work, that’s a bonus! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we ask all volunteers to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Individuals and organizations interested in volunteering, please email Keven Williamson at

In addition, the Battleship Missouri Memorial is a participating organization of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Mālama (care for) Hawai‘i program. This statewide program is made up of an alliance of private industry partners including hotels, airlines and volunteer organizations to encourage mindful and regenerative tourism by giving travelers an opportunity to stay an extra day at no charge if they participate in a voluntourism activity. To view a list of participating hotels, visit For more information on how you can get involved at the Battleship Missouri Memorial, visit

Battleship Missouri Memorial
Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 9-million visitors from around the world with a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri’s unique place in history. Located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Mighty Mo completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the “day of infamy” and sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and ends with Japan’s formal surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

The USS Missouri had an astounding career over five decades and three wars – World War II, the Korean War, and Desert Storm – after which it was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association operates the Battleship Missouri Memorial as a historic attraction and oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants, and donations.

Safety is our top priority. The Battleship Missouri Memorial is taking additional steps to assure guests will have a safe and healthy experience touring the Mighty Mo. We respectfully ask all visitors to abide by state of Hawaii safety guidelines while on site.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission is $34.99 per adult and $17.49 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘āina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call (808) 455-1600 or visit

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Media Contacts:
Shere’e Quitevis
(808) 741-1668

Jaclyn Hawse

(808) 455-1600 ext. 246