The Battleship New Jersey was the
recipient of two awards during the annual Historic Naval Ships
Association (HNSA) Conference in Baltimore on
September 15th - 17th.
The ship received the HNSA Education Award for the Overnight Encampment
Program, and the Henry A. Vadnais Award for the work of volunteer Dr.
Tom Banit for supporting the Battleship's Curatorial
In 2010 the ship's encampment program hosted over 17,000 visitors, by
far their best year to date. Bravo Zulu to all the dedicated volunteers that make
our Overnight Encampment Program such a success.
They have names like
Flight Deck, Sgt Major,
COB and Captain Crunch,
and together with the rest of the gang, they
do a hell of a job ensuring that the thousands of children that come
onboard for an overnight encampment each year have a great experience.
Below are several photos showing the awards being presented in the ships
wardroom and one on the forecastle. I've also included several
photos from a recent visit to the Pit Log Trunk, located deep in the
hull between Turrets 1 & 2. The ship will be celebrating the arrival
of 2011 with their annual New Years Eve fireworks and overnight program.
For details on this events check out the