USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) – Completing Nearly 50 Years of Naval History

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

USS Oregon, SSN-793, Set for Commissioning in March 2022

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

NOUS Northwest Receives CAPT Jan V. Armstrong Memorial Award

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

NOUS Northwest Recognizes Five National History Day Winners

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

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!