Meeting at Shawn O’Donnell’s All NOUS Northwest companions are urged to join us on 14 January for a dinner meeting at Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub at 122 128th Street in Everett, WA. During this first event for 2019, we will review and update our 2019 plans under new Commander John Liaible. John … More First Commandery Meeting for 2019 Tomorrow!
On Friday night, 7 December, CAPT John C. Laible relieved CAPT Joseph R. Valenta as Commander of NOUS Northwest in a festive ceremony held at Arnie’s Restaurant in Mukilteo, WA. As the founding force behind NOUS Northwest, CAPT Valenta steps down from his post in the organization, which now claims a membership of 37 … More CAPT John Laible, USN (Ret.) Assumes Command of NOUS Northwest
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The 2019 NOUS National Congress week concluded on Saturday evening, 27 October in San Antonio with the NOUS Northwest Commandery well-represented by John and Cricket Laible; Harry and Nancy Stengele; Gil and Sherry Beyer; and Joe and Cindy Valenta. (See photo below) An overall attendee count of 55 companions and 25 spouses took part in … More NOUS Northwest Well-Represented at 2018 Congress in San Antonio!
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