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by Pascal Gross
I have been the devil's advocate the past few months. It has paid off. The
three American territories of Baker, Howland
and Jarvis (three territories, one flag), Johnston Atoll, and
Navassa Island are getting flags. Johnston Atoll conducted a flag design
contest among the atoll's 1200 residents.
Skip Wheeler, 31 October 2001
Here is the winning design and the new territorial flag for Johnston Atoll.
Skip Wheeler, 2 November 2001
A bit more information, taken from one of the digital photos provided by Skip Wheeler.
The double bird holding 4 stars denotes the Air Force and the Fish and
Wildlife Service, the four stars Johnston Island, Akau Island, Hikina Island, and Sand Island; the white
is for coral and the blue for the surrounding ocean; submitted by Cheryl Velk.
Rob Raeside, 2 November 2001
The blue is Air Force blue [i.e., ultramarine - ed.], the bird is more of a gold than brown.
LtCol Donald R. Van Dine, USAF, 5 November 2001
According to the CIA World Factbook:
Johnston Atoll - 2,8 sq. km., c. 1200 inhabitants; strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; Johnston Island and Sand Island are natural islands; North Island (Akau) and East Island (Hikina) are manmade islands formed from coral dredging; closed to the public; former nuclear weapons test site; site of Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS); some low-growing vegetation. Unincorporated territory of the US, administered by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and managed cooperatively by DTRA and the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.Jarig Bakker, 29 January 2000
Johnston Atoll was annexed by both the Kingdom of Hawaii and the United States
in 1858. In 1936, an airstrip and refueling station was established for aircraft
by the U.S. Navy.
Phil Nelson, 25 April 2000