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 crewmember at the time, who was killed when the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was bombed by terrorists on October 23, 1983.

A ceremony for the new Navy Chiefs Exhibit will take place on the Battleship’s Forecastle (forward deck) at 10am, followed by a ribbon cutting in the exhibit space. Guest speakers for the ceremony will include OPNAV N2/N6FA’s RDML Sommer-Weddington, former MCPON Joe Campa, and FORCM Toby Ruiz. Goat mascot, Chief Omega, will also be aboard for the opening!