NOUS Northwest companions have a great opportunity to learn some Pacific maritime history during the current shelter-in-place situation affecting our three northwestern states. This event will take place at 11:00 (Pacific Time) on 1 April. From Norwich University: “April 1, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the amphibious assault by American units on Okinawa in … More Webinar on the Battle of Okinawa available 1 April
The above photo (undated) is from days gone by, and includes the quote courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command files, catalog #: NH 123056. Can anyone guess the building?
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!
On 10 November, our historian Floyd Kershner will lead a discussion and video at Naval Station Everett on the topic of “The Spanish-American War”. If you would like to get a head start on knowing more about that conflict, check out THIS LINK which suggests 50 books on the subject. You can also read an earlier … More Further Reading on The Spanish-American War
Are you a member of USNI? If not, and you have an interest in US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard subjects, the Naval Institute is for you! Here’s a little background information quoted from their website, accessed at USNI HISTORY. “History of the U.S. Naval Institute “The U.S. Naval Institute has been a fixture … More Are You A Member of the US Naval Institute?
Then take a virtual tour! The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation has made such a tour possible by linking HERE. At the site, you an “enjoy the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! You will be able to visit each gallery, watch unique museum videos, rotate 3D models of artifacts and experience many other … More Want to Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps, but can’t go in person?
The Marine Corps Association and Foundation’s website contains a very interesting synopsis of Marine Corps operations during the Battle of Midway, the subject of which is being commemorated by NOUS Northwest on 23 June at Naval Station Everett. The summary was written by R.R. Keene and was first published in June 1992. One excerpt includes … More The Marine Corps at Midway
Tonight (29 March) is Opening Night for the Seattle Mariners, hosting Cleveland at Safeco Field. For NOUS Northwest companions, did you know that the Northwest also once had a local baseball exhibit that is currently being featured in the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website? That’s right! Megan Churchill, Museum Curator of the Puget Sound … More It’s Time for Baseball, a Navy Tradition…
Today is the US Marine Corps birthday. The USMC official website has a great summary of major battles in it’s 242 year history which can be accessed by clicking on major Marine battles. It starts in 1776 at Fort Nassau as the first battle described in Marines.mil slideshow titled “Battles Through Time”: Just weeks after … More Happy 242nd Birthday, USMC!