On this US Navy birthday, we feature a painting from the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) website: “First Recognition of the American Flag by a Foreign Government, 14 February 1778” “Painting in oils by Edward Moran, 1898. It depicts the Continental Navy Ship Ranger, commanded by Captain John Paul Jones, receiving the salute of … More Happy Birthday, US Navy (246)!
After a summer break with no meeting held in July, the Commandery took advantage on 7 August 2021 of less-restrictive COVID-19 protective measures in place at the time. The result was a fantastic turnout of 23 Companions at a backyard barbeque at the home of CAPT (USN-Ret.) John and Cricket Laible, both NOUS NWT Companions. … More First Hybrid Meeting a Success!
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
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
From the CBS This Morning website: “One of the greatest collections dedicated to American men and women in uniform is kept in a place that’s never been open to the public. Only on ‘CBS This Morning,’ Chip Reid has a rare look inside a huge warehouse full of hidden treasures for display at the new … More A Navy Collection of Hidden Treasures
On 7 December, CAPT Jim McGinnis, MSC, USN, (Ret.), received command of the NOUS Northwest Commandery from CAPT John C. Laible, USN, (Ret.). In recognition of CAPT Laible’s command tour of NOUS Northwest, Commander General Colonel Allan Cruz, USMC (Ret), had earlier presented CAPT Laible with the annual CAPT Jan Armstrong Memorial Award during the … More NOUS Northwest Change of Command
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!
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
Check out the History Channel for seven things that you may not have known about the US Navy: The link is: https://www.history.com/news/7-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-u-s-navy The father of the Navy was George Washington, the Navy was disbanded after the Revolutionary war, …..and five more facts!
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