Restoration on a tower that withstood the attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago soon will be complete, giving visitors a 360-degree view of America's first aviation battlefield in World War II.
The Ford Island Control Tower, which sustained weather-related deterioration, will be fully restored with a working elevator through funding from U-Haul International's Shoen family, which has strong connections to the military and to World War II. Repairs on the tower began in 2010.
Tower restoration efforts will be finished by September 2020, says Elissa Lines, executive director of the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Sept. 2, 2020, will be the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory over the Japanese.
“This will be a day that we have all been dreaming about for many years,” Lines says.
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Top leaders at the VA have said the recent launch of a program to replace decades-old paper health records with electronic records inevitably will come with hiccups, but they're confident and ready to ensure the effort's success.
“Veterans are in good hands,” said Capt. John Windom, USN (Ret), executive director for the VA's Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, which will oversee the transition from the old record system to the electronic system. “I can't emphasize enough that we won't let them down. This is just too important.”
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