Then take a virtual tour! The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation has made such a tour possible by linking HERE. At the site, you an “enjoy the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! You will be able to visit each gallery, watch unique museum videos, rotate 3D models of artifacts and experience many other … More Want to Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps, but can’t go in person?
The Marine Corps Association and Foundation’s website contains a very interesting synopsis of Marine Corps operations during the Battle of Midway, the subject of which is being commemorated by NOUS Northwest on 23 June at Naval Station Everett. The summary was written by R.R. Keene and was first published in June 1992. One excerpt includes … More The Marine Corps at Midway
The NOUS Northwest’s annual Battle of Midway brunch is scheduled for Saturday June 23rd at noon at the All American Restaurant, Everett Naval Station. The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) provides a quick summary of the Battle of Midway, which is shown below. Notice the timeline of significant events which occurred on 4 June 1942. … More Midway Brunch Only Three Weeks Away!
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
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
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
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!