Two major NOUS Northwest events are scheduled during the next two weeks:
• Tour of USS RALPH JOHNSON, DDG 114, courtesy of fellow NOUS companion and ship’s Captain, CDR Casey M. Mahon, USN. This first event will take place on 27 July at NS Everett. Meet at Lombardi’s at 11:30 for everyone’s access to the Naval Station.
Check out the vessel’s commissioning at Charleston in May 2018 at https://youtu.be/9xfUbnzUPmo.
Also you can read about the change of command ceremony on 3 July 2018 at Naval Station Everett that placed CDR Mahon in command: https://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ddg114/Pages/USS-Ralph-Johnson-Holds-Change-of-Command-Ceremony.aspx.
• Our Discussion Group continues to explore important current maritime events with the subject “Upgrading the US Navy”, to be held on 5 August at SnoCo Makers Space, Everett. 6 pm. You can attend in person or via Skype.
Be sure to check out NOUS Northwest’s other scheduled activities on our calendar included on this website.
(Photo and subtext above from Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet Public Affairs article “Future USS Ralph Johnson to be Commissioned in Charleston”, 19 October 2017).