6 Museums Where You Can Meet Veterans

Many volunteer at these must-visit destinations by Ken Budd, AARP, October 30, 2019 | Comments: 1 TED HUETTER/MUSEUM OF FLIGHT Veteran volunteers Paul Weaver, Dick Nelms and Jim Marich, with local news anchor Mark Wright, at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. En español | In 1975, Cmdr. Vern Jumper helped manage the rescue of more than 3,000 Vietnamese refugees who were … Continued

Battleship Welcomes CO and Chief of PCU New Jersey

The Battleship welcomed aboard CDR Joseph M. Spinks, Commanding Officer, and STSCS(SS) Hamilton T. Felt, Chief of the Boat, PCU NEW JERSEY (SSN 796), a Virginia-class submarine, currently under construction in Newport News, Virginia.  The CO and Chief were led on a tour of the Battleship by Curator Ryan Szimanski on Thursday, Nov. 7. The … Continued

Tour the Battleship during the NJ Teachers Convention

Tour the World’s Greatest Battleship! Open every day — including Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8 during the NJ Teachers Convention. Climb inside the 16-inch gun turret, check out the Combat Engagement Center, see how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more!

Battleship Hosts Broad Street Angels to Help Entrepreneur Veterans

“What’s next?” is a common question among military people as they prepare for a post-military career. Those moving to veteran status look to transfer their skills into a civilian career, but for most the steps to go forward are often unclear. For others who desire further challenge and excitement starting a business is very appealing, … Continued

Own a Piece of History

The Battleship has dozens of signal flags retired due to wear. They flew above the ship on holidays and special events and are available for a $75 donation each. Create your initials or birthday in signal flags! Available flags: A, B, H, I, M, N, R, U, X, Z, Flag 0, Flag 1, Flag 2, … Continued

Building History by Lockheed Martin: Propeller Power

 Build a propeller powered vehicle with our educators every Saturday and Sunday in November!  Each vehicle will be individually engineered and you will have to master gravity, aerodynamics, and more to race your vehicle against your competitors! This program is free for all guests taking self-guided tours and will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom from … Continued

Send a Photo of the Battleship Arrival and Get a Fireworks Ticket!

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, will mark the 20-year anniversary of the Battleship New Jersey returning to her home on the Delaware River.  The Battleship is requesting photos from that voyage 20 years ago up the Delaware.  We’d like to add the photos to the Battleship’s website and social media site for the anniversary. Anyone who … Continued

Battleship Model Sails into Philly Veterans Parade

Check out the 25-ft. model of the Battleship New Jersey during the annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade on Sunday, Nov. 3.  The model will be pulled by crew member Mike Gallagher. The Veterans Parade will run through the heart of Philadelphia, beginning at 16th & JFK Blvd., past City Hall, and then on to Market Street, where it … Continued

Sponsor a Child to Tour the Battleship

Children can take a guided group tour for $10 per child. Many school groups, scouting groups, church groups, families, and more take guided group tours. We’re on a mission to ensure students of all ages and backgrounds in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware can experience The World’s Greatest Battleship. For as little as a $10 … Continued