Excerpt from CNO WASHINGTON DC MESSAGE, NAVADMIN 173/18, DATED 20 JUL 18: “On 13 October 2018, the Navy will celebrate its 243rd birthday. The central theme of this year’s 243rd BDAY and heritage week will be ‘Forged by the Sea’.” ……. “On 9 October 2018, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) will mark the commencement … More Today is the US Navy’s 243rd Birthday!
In 2015, Congress mandated that Veterans Identification Cards (VIC) would be made available to qualified veterans as proof of their service. With that card processing system now in place, no longer do veterans have to carry a DD-214 with them to qualify for discounts and other services. Full details on this new benefit for veterans … More Veterans Identification Card Now Available for Veterans
On 10 November, our historian Floyd Kershner will lead a discussion and video at Naval Station Everett on the topic of “The Spanish-American War”. If you would like to get a head start on knowing more about that conflict, check out THIS LINK which suggests 50 books on the subject. You can also read an earlier … More Further Reading on The Spanish-American War
Then head over to the website of the National Museum of the Pacific War, HERE. There you can find out all the details of a virtual walk/run set for this coming Sunday, 2 September. And since this is a “virtual” run/walk, you have until 1 October 2018 to participate. From the above link, complete details … More Want to Go For a Walk or Run and Support a Good Cause?
On 10 November, NOUS Northwest historian/companion Floyd Kershner will lead a discussion and provide a video on the Spanish-American War of 1898. Floyd’s presentation will be the keynote event for our annual Navy Birthday and Veteran’s Day brunch meeting to be held at Naval Station Everett. (Photo above NH 48619 USS Maine obtained from NHHC Website … More Spanish-American War Backgrounder
NOUS Northwest is well covered with three separate articles in the recently-published summer edition. Click HERE to access the latest in national NOUS news. (Image from NOUS national newsletter website)
Today is National Lighthouse Day! Check out the website of the American Lighthouse Foundation HERE to learn more about the history of this “unofficial” day of recognition.