On August 7, 2020, Vice Adm. John B. Mustin relieved Vice Adm. Luke M. McCollum as Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, during a change of command ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. Read the full story from Lt. j.g. Jacob Dirr, COMNAVRES Public Affairs at the Navy’s website: https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/display-news/Article/2305287/chief-of-navy-reserve-changes-command (Photo from … More Chief of Navy Reserve Changes Command
On April 24, the Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilding division. For the fleet, the vessel will carry a very special honor bearing the name of the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. MCPON Delbert Black was “known for guiding the … More Navy Honors First MCPON: USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119)
From the Naval History and Heritage Command: “A boat from USS South Dakota (Armored Cruiser # 9) alongside the embarkation ladder of USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser # 8), paying a New Year’s Day call. The boat appears to be rigged as a brigantine, probably purely for decoration. It was customary to exchange visits among ships … More Photo of the Month: New Year’s Day off Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 January 1912
Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday afternoon (2:00-3:00 pm, West Coast time), 7 December 2019. ———- In remembrance of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, the National Museum of the Pacific War is offering a radio program for those who cannot attend a ceremony in person earlier in the day at the museum. Check … More The National Museum of the Pacific War Remembrance Program – Hear it online
On 23 September, nine NOUS Northwest companions and guests participated in a continuation of the commandery’s Discussion Group series at SnoCo Makerspace in Everett. On this occasion, the group met for an excellent overview and Powerpoint presentation of “US Navy Planning and Budgeting” by CDR Casey Casey M. Mahon, USN, who is commanding officer of … More Discussion Group Briefed on US Navy Planning & Budgeting
Undated photo, NH 114380, “Parade in Seattle” courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command
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!
Two major NOUS Northwest events are scheduled during the next two weeks: • Tour of USS RALPH JOHNSON, DDG 114, courtesy of fellow NOUS companion and ship’s Captain, CDR Casey M. Mahon, USN. This first event will take place on 27 July at NS Everett. Meet at Lombardi’s at 11:30 for everyone’s access to the … More Coming Soon: Two Great NOUS Northwest Events!
On 1 June, the Commandery’s Battle of Midway commemorative lunch was held at Everett Naval Station. Ten companions and spouses attended this annual event including Chuck Davis, Bill Boardman, John Gerten, Cindy and Joe Valenta, Floyd and Carol Kershener, John and Cricket Laible and Solon Webb (with the latter three via Skype). Floyd Kershner provided … More Battle of Midway Brunch Focuses on Women Codebreakers