US Navy Submarine Force Birthday This Week

The US Navy’s undersea service will be 119 on 11 April! Head over to the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) site and learn all about the Submarine Force’s great history. The excerpt below was taken from a longer discussion which can be found by clicking https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/communities/submarines.html. “Submarines have a long history in the United … More US Navy Submarine Force Birthday This Week

Want to Learn More About Famous Navy Quotations?

You can do just that…. by heading over to the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website at https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/heritage/famous-navy-quotations.html to learn all about famous Naval quotations and sayings. A good example: “Don’t give up the ship!” “Tradition has it that Captain James Lawrence said these heroic words after being mortally wounded in the engagement between his … More Want to Learn More About Famous Navy Quotations?

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

Today is the US Navy’s 243rd Birthday!

Excerpt from CNO WASHINGTON DC MESSAGE, NAVADMIN 173/18, DATED 20 JUL 18: “On 13 October 2018, the Navy will celebrate its 243rd birthday. The central theme of this year’s 243rd BDAY and heritage week will be ‘Forged by the Sea’.” ……. “On 9 October 2018, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) will mark the commencement … More Today is the US Navy’s 243rd Birthday!

Spanish-American War Backgrounder

On 10 November, NOUS Northwest historian/companion Floyd Kershner will lead a discussion and provide a video on the Spanish-American War of 1898.  Floyd’s presentation will be the keynote event for our annual Navy Birthday and Veteran’s Day brunch meeting to be held at Naval Station Everett. (Photo above NH 48619 USS Maine obtained from NHHC Website … More Spanish-American War Backgrounder