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    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.

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    Manu-o-kū (white tern)

    A white tern perches on a reminder of what took place on Eastern Island 73 years ago this week.

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    You Are Not Forgotten

    A veteran of the Battle of Midway is honored at the Battle of Midway National Memorial on June 4, 2007.

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    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.

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    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

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.

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What's New on Midway Atoll!

Notes from the Field


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!)

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Visiting the Refuge

Refuge is Currently Closed to Visitation

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!) and through the below link to Sand Island's on-line self-guided historical tour.

Sand Island Historical Tour

Contractors and Agency Partners

Administrative Fee Schedule

May 01, 2014

Schedule of Fees for Services Rendered for Contractors and Agency Partners

Midway Fee Schedule

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Ensuring Midway's Historic and Wildlife Legacy

  • Volunteer Opportunities on the Refuge

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    The Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial is accepting volunteer applications. Click on the link to learn more.

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  • Honoring Midway Atoll's Cultural and Natural Heritage

    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.

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  • Preserving the Past

    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.

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Page Photo Credits — © Dan Clark, Sandra Hall/USFWS
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2015
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