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

Are You A Member of the US Naval Institute?

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?

Looking Back: Former CNO Hayward’s Emphasis on Pride, Confidence and Professionalism

Going back in time, Admiral Tom Hayward, USN (RET), provided the Navy with an essential message of professional guidance during his tenure as CNO.  Take a look at the April 1981 issue of All Hands magazine.  There you will find a great article with a timeless message, including the following opening commentary: “Admiral Thomas B. … More Looking Back: Former CNO Hayward’s Emphasis on Pride, Confidence and Professionalism

USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Coming Up On 21 April 2018!

A week of exciting events are described on the USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Committee’s website: “Commissioning Ceremony (Tickets Required) “Official U.S. Navy Event conducted by the U.S. Navy “The Commissioning Ceremony is one of the most important traditional ceremonial milestones in the life of the Ship, for it represents the acceptance of the Ship … More USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Coming Up On 21 April 2018!

It’s Time for Baseball, a Navy Tradition…

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…