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 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?
Then take a virtual tour! The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation has made such a tour possible by linking HERE. At the site, you an “enjoy the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! You will be able to visit each gallery, watch unique museum videos, rotate 3D models of artifacts and experience many other … More Want to Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps, but can’t go in person?
At our brunch on 11 November, Companion CAPT David Todd (USN-Ret) gave us a great heads-up for the commissioning ceremonies of the USS PORTLAND (LPD 27), which will take place on 21 April 2018 in Portland, Oregon, the city for which it is named. Tickets to the commissioning ceremony are on a first-come-first-served basis and can … More USS PORTLAND (LPD 27) Commissioning – April 2018, Get Your Tickets Now!
Today is the US Marine Corps birthday. The USMC official website has a great summary of major battles in it’s 242 year history which can be accessed by clicking on major Marine battles. It starts in 1776 at Fort Nassau as the first battle described in Marines.mil slideshow titled “Battles Through Time”: Just weeks after … More Happy 242nd Birthday, USMC!
The Marine Corps Forces Reserve website provides an excellent overview of its storied history: “From World War I through the Global War on Terrorism, the Marine Corps Reserve has played an essential role in the Marine Corps Total Force by augmenting and reinforcing the Active Component across the full range of military operations.” The Marine … More 29 August 2017 – US Marine Corps Reserve 101st Birthday