From military.com, we have this story by Konstantin Totopin about the USS Kitty Hawk: “The storied aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk — a ship that served from Vietnam through the second Iraq war — is heading for the scrapyard. The ship, which began its final sea voyage in January, will arrive at a Texas shipbreaking facility … More USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) – Completing Nearly 50 Years of Naval History
Below is the time line for USS Oregon (SSN-793), soon to be commissioned: • Keel Laying – July 8, 2017• Christening – October 5, 2019 at Groton, CT• Rollout – April 10, 2020• Float Off – June 25, 2020• Commissioning – expected to be in March of 2022 Commissioning Events will be posted once a … More USS Oregon, SSN-793, Set for Commissioning in March 2022
At the recently concluded NOUS 2021 National Congress, NOUS Northwest was honored “in recognition of outstanding local efforts and success achieved” during the past year. Accepting the award during the virtual gathering was CAPT Jim McGinnis, MSC, USN (Ret.) who has led NOUS NWT as its Commander during the award period. Below CAPT McGinnis is … More NOUS Northwest Receives CAPT Jan V. Armstrong Memorial Award
On this US Navy birthday, we feature a painting from the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) website: “First Recognition of the American Flag by a Foreign Government, 14 February 1778” “Painting in oils by Edward Moran, 1898. It depicts the Continental Navy Ship Ranger, commanded by Captain John Paul Jones, receiving the salute of … More Happy Birthday, US Navy (246)!
After a summer break with no meeting held in July, the Commandery took advantage on 7 August 2021 of less-restrictive COVID-19 protective measures in place at the time. The result was a fantastic turnout of 23 Companions at a backyard barbeque at the home of CAPT (USN-Ret.) John and Cricket Laible, both NOUS NWT Companions. … More First Hybrid Meeting a Success!
From the National History Day (NHD) website, the program is described as “A year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. The experience culminates in a … More NOUS Northwest Recognizes Five National History Day Winners
USS Oregon (BB-3), USS Seattle (ACR-11), USS Idaho (BB-42) and USS Alaska (CB-1) Photograph from US Navy History and Heritage Command Title: UA 475.18 USS Oregon (BB-3) Collection Caption: Collection Photo # UA 475.18.01 Postcard for Museum Ship USS Oregon (BB-3) Description: Postcard for Museum Ship USS Oregon (BB-3). Oregon served between 1896-1906 and again … More Ships Representing the 4 States of Our Commandery: OR, WA, ID and AK
From the CBS This Morning website: “One of the greatest collections dedicated to American men and women in uniform is kept in a place that’s never been open to the public. Only on ‘CBS This Morning,’ Chip Reid has a rare look inside a huge warehouse full of hidden treasures for display at the new … More A Navy Collection of Hidden Treasures
On 7 December, CAPT Jim McGinnis, MSC, USN, (Ret.), received command of the NOUS Northwest Commandery from CAPT John C. Laible, USN, (Ret.). In recognition of CAPT Laible’s command tour of NOUS Northwest, Commander General Colonel Allan Cruz, USMC (Ret), had earlier presented CAPT Laible with the annual CAPT Jan Armstrong Memorial Award during the … More NOUS Northwest Change of Command
Best wishes for the holiday season from The Naval Order of the United States, Northwest Commandery. If you live in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, you served in the US Maritime Services or you have ancestors who did so, please consider joining us by clicking the “Join NOUS!” tab on this website. We are presently meeting … More Happy Holidays!