NOUS Northwest Announces Naval History Awards

For the third year in a row, the Northwest Commandery supported History Day competitions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington states. The commandery supports History Day by recruiting volunteer judges from amongst our companions to judge at regional and state competitions. Companions and spouses who judged this year were Gil Beyer (Idaho); Dave Todd (Oregon); Jim … More NOUS Northwest Announces Naval History Awards

USS IDAHO, SSN 799, Set for Commissioning in 2022

Check out all of the exciting activities surrounding the commissioning of the future USS Idaho, SSN 799, now in progress. From the Commissioning Committee’s website, we learn “The future USS IDAHO SSN 799 is a leading-edge Virginia Class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine being built by General Dynamics Electric Boat in Connecticut. She will be christened … More USS IDAHO, SSN 799, Set for Commissioning in 2022

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

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

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