2018 Annual Congress

The 2018 NOUS Annual Congress will be held in San Antonio from 24 – 28 October.  A blog is now available which contains a lot of great information about this year’s meeting.  You can access the blog HERE.  Once you are at the blog, you can also download the Registration form. From the Texas Commandery’s … More 2018 Annual Congress

Veterans Now Have Exchange Shopping Privileges Online

In a press release dated 14 November 2017, the Department of Defense announced “‘The Exchange is honored to open its virtual doors to millions of deserving veterans,’ said Tom Shull, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s director and CEO, a Vietnam-era Army veteran.”  That announcement can be obtained by clicking HERE. Information on how … More Veterans Now Have Exchange Shopping Privileges Online

Naval Ship Design: Tumblehome vs. Flare Hulls

At our 14 April brunch at Naval Station Everett, Companion and Commandery Historian Floyd Kershner provided an excellent overview of the difference between two naval vessel designs:  Tumblehome and Flare. From Floyd’s presentation, available by clicking Naval Design, we learned that the tumblehome structure has the following characteristics: •  The widest part of the hull is … More Naval Ship Design: Tumblehome vs. Flare Hulls

USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Coming Up On 21 April 2018!

A week of exciting events are described on the USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Committee’s website: “Commissioning Ceremony (Tickets Required) “Official U.S. Navy Event conducted by the U.S. Navy “The Commissioning Ceremony is one of the most important traditional ceremonial milestones in the life of the Ship, for it represents the acceptance of the Ship … More USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Coming Up On 21 April 2018!

It’s Time for Baseball, a Navy Tradition…

Tonight (29 March) is Opening Night for the Seattle Mariners, hosting Cleveland at Safeco Field. For NOUS Northwest companions, did you know that the Northwest also once had a local baseball exhibit that is currently being featured in the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website?  That’s right!  Megan Churchill, Museum Curator of the Puget Sound … More It’s Time for Baseball, a Navy Tradition…