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Instructions for Media:

Thank you for your interest in covering the "70 Years of Peace" commemorative events at Ford Island on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  Media credentials will be issued to working media that provide their organization's press credentials or an official assignment letter from a bona fide media outlet.

Media Credential Form:
Download Media Credential Form (Fillable Word document. Please allow time to download to your computer)


The following events are open to media for coverage. Event site map will be provided in Media Packet:

Thursday, Aug. 13, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Site visit to Ford Island to see event locations:

Meet at Pass & ID office parking lot located outside Nimitz Gate at 1:30 p.m. for escort to Ford Island.


Friday, Aug. 14, 6 p.m. – 8:05 p.m. Private floral tribute and memorial service (closed to the public):

The memorial service includes a floral tribute, wreath presentation, speeches, a moment of silence, playing of Echo Taps, and a short three white chrysanthemum fireworks display. A press conference will be held after event. The memorial service will be at two locations in close proximity. Media should be in place by 5 p.m. at the USS Arizona memorial marker on Ford Island. Media in attendance must be registered to obtain credentials for base access (see Registration and Base Access below).


Saturday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. Commemorative events and fireworks spectacular (open to the public):

Media should plan to arrive early to allow for possible traffic delays, but no earlier than 4 p.m., unless prior arrangements were made through Public Affairs. Media parking will be available to registered media only (parking pass required). Upon entering event site, media should check in at the media tent. A press conference will follow after the events. Interviews with military, City & County of Honolulu, and City of Nagaoka officials shall be coordinated with Public Affairs personnel at the media tent. Media in attendance must be registered.


Registration and Base Access: All media members must register by completing a media credential form found on the website, Please fill out the form and submit by Aug. 7 to Media members covering the Aug. 14 event are required to provide additional info (last 4 SSN and date of birth) for base access credentials. (Access to Ford Island will be open to the public on Aug. 15.) All live media trucks and other large commercial vehicles must be inspected at Halawa Gate prior to entering Ford Island. On Aug. 14-15, Halawa Gate will open from 5:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., so media with live trucks should plan accordingly. All other media vehicles may enter Ford Island using their base credentials.


Media Credentials Pickup: Approved media may pick up their credentials at the Pass & ID office parking lot located outside Nimitz Gate at the following dates & times: Wednesday, Aug. 12, between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Thursday, Aug. 13, between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you will be unable to pick up your credentials at the designated times, contact Navy Public Affairs below to make other arrangements.


Driving directions: From H-1 freeway, head toward the Airport to “Joint Base PHH” exit. As you approach Joint Base, stay on your far right lane to Pearl Harbor. Turn right into the parking lot (do not enter through the gates).


Questions: For questions contact Navy Public Affairs personnel at 473-0660, 473-2926. Media cell: (808) 590-8363. Email:


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