M2 Browning 50 Cal Portside Gun Now with Sound Effects

Army veteran Robert Mack, of Colorado, fires the M2 Browning .50 cal gun — now with sound! — on the portside of the forecastle today.  Battleship volunteers recently added sound effects to the gun, which guests can check out as part of a Fire Power tour of the Battleship.

Buzz Cuts on the Battleship!

Kids are getting free buzz cuts from stylists from Rizzieri Aveda School in the Battleship’s Barber Shop today!  The Battleship is offering free buzz cuts for kids and men’s hair cuts for just a $10 donation until 2pm today, Saturday, Aug. 27.

Battleship Offers Free Buzz Cuts for Back to School

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will offer complimentary buzz cuts in the ship’s Barber Shop for Back-to-School on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10am to 2pm!  Men can also get a haircut for a $10 donation, which will go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.  Students from the Rizzieri Aveda … Continued

WMGK Brew Blast is 2016

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for the WMGK Brew Blast on Sept. 10. We have sold out for this year’s event! For those who did not get tickets, the MGK jocks, house band and, of course, craft beer, will be back in September 2017!

Patriot Honor Ride to Stop at the Battleship on Wed., Aug. 17 at Noon

The Patriot Honor Ride will take Col. Gary West from Lubec, Maine to Key West, Fla., on a 60-day journey to raise funds for veterans.  On Wednesday, Aug. 17 at noon, Col. West will make a stop at the Battleship New Jersey, our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship.  The Battleship will conduct a flag ceremony and Col. … Continued

WWII & USS New Jersey Vet Russ Collins Interviewed for WWII Victory Day

WWII and USS New Jersey veteran Russ Collins discussed Adm. William “Bull” Halsey with Battleship Curator Jason Hall. The interview was part of WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship today. Russ, who also volunteers aboard the Battleship, served aboard the Big J when Adm. Halsey called her his flag ship during WWII.

WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will celebrate the anniversary of Victory in World War II with her annual World War II Victory Day on Saturday, August 13.   The Battleship will celebrate her history of serving during WWII as re-enactors and artifacts will be presented on the ship.  We’ll have 1940s era music playing on the ship’s … Continued

US Navy Chiefs Exhibit to Open Friday, August 12

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is pleased to open a new exhibit dedicated to US Navy Chiefs on Friday, Aug. 12.  The new exhibit, which was created by chiefs from Joint Base – McGuire-Ft. Dix-Lakehurst and tells the story of Navy Chiefs.  The exhibit will also include the portrait of Chief Michael Gorchinski, a USS New Jersey … Continued

Battleship Welcomed Back USS New Jersey Veterans

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial had the honor to welcome the return of over 200 USS New Jersey veterans on Friday, August 12.  USS New Jersey vets from all eras – World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Lebanon Crisis and the Persian Gulf War – are expected to be aboard the Battleship.  The veterans … Continued