U.S. Postal Service Honors Battleship USS Missouri with a Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service celebrated USS Missouri (BB-63) with a Forever stamp. The famed American battleship is being honored to coincide with the 75th anniversary of her commissioning on June 11, 1944 at the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor. The battleship was affectionately nicknamed “Mighty Mo,” and had one of the most historic roles during World War II. On Sept. 2, 1945, military officials from the Allied powers and imperial Japan convened on her deck and signed the documents confirming Japan’s surrender and ending the war. The stamp art…

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USS Missouri Arrives in Pearl Harbor

The Pearl Harbor submarine community welcomed the crew of 160 Sailors and officers, along with their families, of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) to Pearl Harbor following a successful homeport change from Groton, Connecticut, Jan. 26. Missouri is now assigned to Submarine Squadron One, and will be the 6th Virginia-class submarine stationed in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. “I can’t thank enough the staff of Submarine Squadron One and COMSUBPAC for facilitating this transfer,” said Cmdr. George Howell, commanding officer of Missouri. “There are so many logistical arrangements…

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USS Missouri set to arrive at Pearl Harbor homeport

USS Missouri (SSN 780) will arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this week for a permanent change of homeport. The submarine has a crew of 140 Sailors and officers. Missouri will be the 6th Virginia-class submarine homeported at Pearl Harbor and the fifth Navy ship to be named in honor of the state of Missouri. The last USS Missouri, the legendary battleship, saw action in World War II, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf War, and the battleship was also the site where Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, Gen. Douglas…

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