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NAF/NAS Midway Island

The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the trans-Pacific cable, which passed through the islands, brought the first residents in 1903. Between 1935 and 1947, Midway was used as a refueling stop for trans-Pacific flights. The US naval victory over a Japanese fleet off Midway in 1942 was one of the turning points of World War II. The islands continued to serve as a naval station until closed in 1993. Today the islands are a national wildlife refuge. From 1996 to 2001 the refuge was open to the public; it is now temporarily closed.

Location: Midway Island
Veterans: 7
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2019

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Midway Island visit

Started by Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) Mar 17, 2013. 0 Replies

As a member of the 3rd MAW I was the squadron Corpsman for a Transpac to Guam to ferry and air refuel F-4's back from Viet Nam. We were there only for 3 hours or so and we landed to get some fuel and…Continue

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Comment by David De Rooy on February 2, 2019 at 6:16pm

Just wanted to share a photo with all you Midway sailors

Comment by Ricky L Covic on November 12, 2017 at 11:12pm
I was stationed on Midway from Feb 1976 to April 1977. My rate was MS and I was assigned to the Officers Club and BOQ during my time on Midway.

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