CAPT John Laible, USN (Ret.) Assumes Command of NOUS Northwest

On Friday night, 7 December, CAPT John C. Laible relieved CAPT Joseph R. Valenta as Commander of NOUS Northwest in a festive ceremony held at Arnie’s Restaurant in Mukilteo, WA.   As the founding force behind NOUS Northwest, CAPT Valenta steps down from his post in the organization, which now claims a membership of 37 … More CAPT John Laible, USN (Ret.) Assumes Command of NOUS Northwest

NOUS Northwest Well-Represented at 2018 Congress in San Antonio!

The 2019 NOUS National Congress week concluded on Saturday evening,  27 October in San Antonio with the NOUS Northwest Commandery well-represented by John and Cricket Laible; Harry and Nancy Stengele; Gil and Sherry Beyer; and Joe and Cindy Valenta.  (See photo below) An overall attendee count of 55 companions and 25 spouses took part in … More NOUS Northwest Well-Represented at 2018 Congress in San Antonio!

2018 Annual Congress

The 2018 NOUS Annual Congress will be held in San Antonio from 24 – 28 October.  A blog is now available which contains a lot of great information about this year’s meeting.  You can access the blog HERE.  Once you are at the blog, you can also download the Registration form. From the Texas Commandery’s … More 2018 Annual Congress

News of Interest – 10 November 2017

TOMORROW:  11 November Brunch at NS Everett NOUS Northwest Commandery will be commemorating the Navy’s birthday combined with Veterans’ Day tomorrow at Naval Station Everett.  CAPT Joe Valenta (USN-Ret) will start the program with a PowerPoint analysis of the Continental Navy in 1775.  Joe will be followed by Companion Floyd Kershner who will discuss the … More News of Interest – 10 November 2017

2017 Naval Order Congress Wraps Up With Numerous Awards

Yesterday, the 2017 Annual NOUS Congress came to a close with many individuals receiving recognition for their service to the Naval Order or to the Maritime Services overall.  Our own Founding Commander, CAPT Joe Valenta, USN (Ret.), was included among those honored!  More on Joe’s award follows at the conclusion of this report. So for … More 2017 Naval Order Congress Wraps Up With Numerous Awards

Official NOUS Northwest Charter Received in JAX!

At this writing, the 2017 Naval Order Congress is underway in Jacksonville, Florida and will continue through Saturday, 21 October.  We are fortunate to have three companions representing our Commandery for the first time: NOUS Northwest Commander Joe Valenta, Rich Whitkop and Gil Beyer.  Having been chartered for less than a year, (6 January), this … More Official NOUS Northwest Charter Received in JAX!

October 2017 NOUS Congress in Jacksonville – Event and Registration Details

For NOUS Northwest Companions who are planning on attending the NOUS Congress in Jacksonville, FL, complete event details and information for registration/lodging can be found by clicking here.  While the official dates are from 18-21 October, the week begins with an opportunity to see some NFL football on 15 October between the Jacksonville Jaguars and … More October 2017 NOUS Congress in Jacksonville – Event and Registration Details