RALPH JOHNSON (DDG 114) Tour a Great Success!

On Saturday, 27 July, 15 NOUS Northwest companions and guests were treated to a personal tour of USS RALPH JOHNSON (DDG 114) by the ship’s commanding officer, CDR Casey M. Mahon, USN (in the photograph below). The two-hour tour was extensive and very informative and included all spaces, concluding with CIC and the Bridge. One … More RALPH JOHNSON (DDG 114) Tour a Great Success!

U. S. Navy Region Northwest Has a Local Blog!

If you want to find out all about the Pacific Northwest’s Naval activities, head over to https://homeportnorthwest.wordpress.com and check out the official blog for your U.S. Navy in the Pacific Northwest. By clicking the “About Us” tab, you can learn all about our region’s naval history which begins: “The United States Navy has been operating … More U. S. Navy Region Northwest Has a Local Blog!

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. 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 … More Idaho’s Important Role in Naval History

Today is the US Coast Guard’s 227th Birthday!

The US Coast Guard is one of the eligible maritime services for membership in the Naval Order (NOUS).  If you reside in Washington, Idaho or Oregon and if you or a relative have served in the Coast Guard, please consider joining NOUS Northwest. And today is the USCG’s 227th birthday! Described by the service’s Historian, … More Today is the US Coast Guard’s 227th Birthday!