After a summer break with no meeting held in July, the Commandery took advantage on 7 August 2021 of less-restrictive COVID-19 protective measures in place at the time. The result was a fantastic turnout of 23 Companions at a backyard barbeque at the home of CAPT (USN-Ret.) John and Cricket Laible, both NOUS NWT Companions. … More First Hybrid Meeting a Success!
USS Oregon (BB-3), USS Seattle (ACR-11), USS Idaho (BB-42) and USS Alaska (CB-1) Photograph from US Navy History and Heritage Command Title: UA 475.18 USS Oregon (BB-3) Collection Caption: Collection Photo # UA 475.18.01 Postcard for Museum Ship USS Oregon (BB-3) Description: Postcard for Museum Ship USS Oregon (BB-3). Oregon served between 1896-1906 and again … More Ships Representing the 4 States of Our Commandery: OR, WA, ID and AK
Nineteen companions and guests attended a wonderful NOUS Northwest dinner meeting at Chinooks Restaurant in Seattle in commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Many said it was our most meaningful one yet!). Please click on the Post Event Blog 2019 for more photos from the dinner. Our commander, Captain John Liable hosted the event … More Pearl Harbor Memorial Dinner Well-Attended!
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In 2015, Congress mandated that Veterans Identification Cards (VIC) would be made available to qualified veterans as proof of their service. With that card processing system now in place, no longer do veterans have to carry a DD-214 with them to qualify for discounts and other services. Full details on this new benefit for veterans … More Veterans Identification Card Now Available for Veterans
Then head over to the website of the National Museum of the Pacific War, HERE. There you can find out all the details of a virtual walk/run set for this coming Sunday, 2 September. And since this is a “virtual” run/walk, you have until 1 October 2018 to participate. From the above link, complete details … More Want to Go For a Walk or Run and Support a Good Cause?
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IN THE NORTHWEST: NOUS Northwest will hold a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day dinner on 30 March at Arnie’s Restaurant in Mukilteo, WA. Each of the three states in the Northwest Commandery area have declared an annual day of recognition for Vietnam Veterans based on the following legislation: Oregon – SENATE BILL 74 Washington – HB 1319 … More Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
THE DOOLITTLE RAID: From the Naval History and Heritage Command, published by the US Naval Institute: “On April 18, 1942, it was a “nice sun-shiny day overcast with anti-aircraft fire,” according to Army Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eldred V. Scott. “Over Tokyo, anyway. “Scott’s weather quip signaled the near completion of the Doolittle Raiders’ mission … More Discussion Coming Up: The Doolittle Raid