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Johnston Atoll (U.S. Minor Outlying Islands)

Last modified: 2018-04-07 by ian macdonald
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[United States Flag] image by Joseph McMillan

Unofficial flag
[Johnston Atoll] image by Pascal Gross

ISO Code: UM-67
ISO 3166-3 Code: JTUM
FIPS 10-4 Code: JQ
MARC Code: ji
IOC Code: Not Applicable
Status: unincorporated territory of the United States

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About the Flag of Johnston Atoll

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

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

The flag is described in NAVA News, 208, 2010 and 209, 2011.
Esteban Rivera, 5 March 2018

About Johnston Atoll

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