Honoring Those Who Served
Wearing the same helmet he wore on June 4, 1942 Colonel John Minicler is honored at the Battle of Midway National Memorial on June 4, 2012.
Manu-o-kū (white tern)
A white tern perches on a reminder of what took place on Eastern Island 73 years ago this week.
You Are Not Forgotten
A veteran of the Battle of Midway is honored at the Battle of Midway National Memorial on June 4, 2007.
With Deep Gratitude
Admiral Cecil D. Haney Commander Pacific Fleet and Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Robyn Thorson on Midway Atoll June 4, 2012.
Honoring Those We Lost
Navy sailors, Battle of Midway veteran Sergeant Edgar Fox, and Naia Ahuna tribute flowers to Midway's lagoon on June 4, 2012.
Battle of Midway National Memorial
In 2000 Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge was designated the Battle of Midway National Memorial, so that the heroic courage and sacrifice of those who fought against overwhelming odds to win an incredible victory will never be forgotten.Learn more
What's New on Midway Atoll!
Yes, seep cleaning can be this fun! Volunteers Wieteke Holthuijzen, Anna Vallery and David Dow are up to their eyeballs in algae at the Ballfield small seep. Take a glance at some of their project work and what has been uncovered or discovered. Volunteers accomplish most of the fieldwork on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge/Battle of Midway National Memorial. MAHALO NUI LOA! (Big and a Long Thanks!) Discover More
Visiting the Refuge
Midway operational capacity to support wildlife conservation projects including visitor services operations has been reduced. We hope future resources and operational changes will help support opportunities the Fish and Wildlife staff once hosted on behalf of wildlife and people.
In the meantime, virtual online experiences and resources can help one visit Midway's spectacular resources through Google Streetview (yes, Google came to Midway last year!)
www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/news/midway_google.html and through the below link to Sand Island's on-line self-guided historical tour. Sand Island Historical Tour
Contractors and Agency PartnersMay 01, 2014
Schedule of Fees for Services Rendered for Contractors and Agency PartnersMidway Fee Schedule
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Ensuring Midway's Historic and Wildlife Legacy
The Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial is accepting volunteer applications. Click on the link to learn more.Learn more
Pihemanu (Hawaiian place name for Midway meaning "loud din of birds") is within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument , a recently inscribed World Heritage Site of extraordinary natural and cultural significance. Learn more
For more than a century Midway Atoll has played a strategic international link in the Pacific for transportation, communication and military operations. In addition to managing wildlife and its resource, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service preserves and interprets these historic resources of international importance.Learn more
During the breeding season, tropicbirds form a group of 2-20 birds and fly around one another, swinging their tail streamers from side to side for several minutes to attract the female bird. Their courtship displays are complex and consist of flying backwards, vertically, and in large, vertical circles.
Page Photo Credits © Dan Clark, Sandra Hall/USFWS
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2015