Ships Representing the 4 States of Our Commandery: OR, WA, ID and AK

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

Happy Holidays!

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!

CAPT John C. Laible Receives NOUS 2020 Memorial Award

At the National Congress on 16 October 2020, NOUS Commander General Colonel Allan Cruz, USMC (Ret), presented the annual CAPT Jan Armstrong Memorial Award to CAPT John C. Laible, USN (Ret.), Commander, NOUS Northwest. The award reads: “In recognition of outstanding local effort and success achieved in one or more of the following: Membership Growth, … More CAPT John C. Laible Receives NOUS 2020 Memorial Award

Chief of Navy Reserve Changes Command

On August 7, 2020, Vice Adm. John B. Mustin relieved Vice Adm. Luke M. McCollum as Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, during a change of command ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. Read the full story from Lt. j.g. Jacob Dirr, COMNAVRES Public Affairs at the Navy’s website: https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/display-news/Article/2305287/chief-of-navy-reserve-changes-command (Photo from … More Chief of Navy Reserve Changes Command

“On the Front Lines: USPHS Officers and the COVID-19 Pandemic” MOAA Magazine

In the 9 June 2020 copy of MOAA’s (Military Officers Association of America) magazine, a great story by Todd South can be found relating how US Public Health Officers are on the front lines in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic: “In times of peace and war, they were there. In the ports plagued by foreign illness, … More “On the Front Lines: USPHS Officers and the COVID-19 Pandemic” MOAA Magazine

Navy Honors First MCPON: USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119)

On April 24, the Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilding division. For the fleet, the vessel will carry a very special honor bearing the name of the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. MCPON Delbert Black was “known for guiding the … More Navy Honors First MCPON: USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119)