Naval Facility Midway Island
January 1969 - September 1983
Naval Facility Midway was commissioned 13 January 1969. It was located in the Pacific Ocean, 3000 miles west of San Francisco. Midway Atoll is made up of two main islands surrounded by white, sandy beaches and a calm lagoon. The island is halfway across the Pacific with the international dateline only 140 miles to the west. Midway Island is best known for the famous Battle of Midway in 1942, which was the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. The atoll is volcanic in nature with a land area of about 5 square miles. No native population existed on Midway, and the 2,500 residents consisted of Navy, Air Force, Civil Service personnel and dependants. In 1908, Midway was annexed to the United States. NAVFAC Midway was decommissioned when it was remoted to NOPF Ford Island, HI on 30 September 1983, after twenty-four years of service.