Idaho’s Important Role in Naval History

Idaho is one of three states that form the membership boundaries for NOUS-Northwest, the other two being Washington and Oregon. Screen Shot 2017-09-16 at 5.22.58 PM

From the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC):  “Did you know that during World War II, many of America’s Sailors were trained in Idaho at Farragut Naval Training Station in Bayview, Idaho? This training station was one of the largest in the world, second only to Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois. Established in 1942, the training station remained operational for 30 months when the facility was decommissioned in June 1946.”

Also from NHHC’s website:  “From the early 1950s to the mid-1990s, the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) located within the Idaho National Laboratory, trained nearly 40,000 Navy personnel in surface and submarine nuclear power plant operations with three nuclear propulsion prototypes including the first nuclear-powered submarine prototype.”

Learn more about the benefits that the “Gem State” has provided to the US Navy at USN IDAHO.  (Photo insert above also from same US Navy source.)


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