“13 October 2022 will mark the Navy’s 247th birthday. The central theme of this year is “On Watch – 24/7 for 247 Years,” which highlights our Navy’s enduring ability to remain fully ready to respond to and effectively deter emergent threats.” Read more history about the US Navy at the Naval History and Heritage Command … More Happy Birthday US Navy: 24/7 for 247 Years
After 80 years, a 21-year-old sailor was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on September 13 following a decades-long effort to identify his remains, following the December 7, 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor. An article in Military Times describes the extraordinary efforts to identify Herbert “Bert” Jacobson and the profound meaning for his family … More Pearl Harbor Sailor Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery, 80 Years Later
Check out all of the exciting activities surrounding the commissioning of the future USS Idaho, SSN 799, now in progress. From the Commissioning Committee’s website, we learn “The future USS IDAHO SSN 799 is a leading-edge Virginia Class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine being built by General Dynamics Electric Boat in Connecticut. She will be christened … More USS IDAHO, SSN 799, Set for Commissioning in 2022
From military.com, we have this story by Konstantin Totopin about the USS Kitty Hawk: “The storied aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk — a ship that served from Vietnam through the second Iraq war — is heading for the scrapyard. The ship, which began its final sea voyage in January, will arrive at a Texas shipbreaking facility … More USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) – Completing Nearly 50 Years of Naval History
Below is the time line for USS Oregon (SSN-793), recently commissioned: • Keel Laying – July 8, 2017• Christening – October 5, 2019 at Groton, CT• Rollout – April 10, 2020• Float Off – June 25, 2020• Commissioning – May 28, 2022 More information is available (including memorabilia) at https://ussoregonssn793.org/index.php.
On this US Navy birthday, we feature a painting from the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) website: “First Recognition of the American Flag by a Foreign Government, 14 February 1778” “Painting in oils by Edward Moran, 1898. It depicts the Continental Navy Ship Ranger, commanded by Captain John Paul Jones, receiving the salute of … More Happy Birthday, US Navy (246)!
From the CBS This Morning website: “One of the greatest collections dedicated to American men and women in uniform is kept in a place that’s never been open to the public. Only on ‘CBS This Morning,’ Chip Reid has a rare look inside a huge warehouse full of hidden treasures for display at the new … More A Navy Collection of Hidden Treasures
Best wishes for the holiday season from The Naval Order of the United States, Northwest Commandery. If you live in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, you served in the US Maritime Services or you have ancestors who did so, please consider joining us by clicking the “Join NOUS!” tab on this website. We are presently meeting … More Happy Holidays!
Check out the History Channel for seven things that you may not have known about the US Navy: The link is: https://www.history.com/news/7-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-u-s-navy The father of the Navy was George Washington, the Navy was disbanded after the Revolutionary war, …..and five more facts!
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