NOUS Northwest Well-Represented in Boston at 2019 Congress!

Reporting in from the 2019 annual Congress in Boston, many thanks to CAPT Joe Valenta, USN (RET.): “This year’s 2019 Congress was held on October 22-26 at the Constitution Inn, in Charlestown, across the bay (and a ferry ride) from north end of downtown Boston. We were only a short walk from the old Boston … More NOUS Northwest Well-Represented in Boston at 2019 Congress!

75 Years Ago Today: The Battle of Leyte Gulf Ends

Today (October 26) marks the 75th anniversary of the final day of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command website, the battle “ends with Navy carriers and U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft continuing the attack on the retreating Japanese. Three enemy light cruisers and several smaller ships are lost … More 75 Years Ago Today: The Battle of Leyte Gulf Ends

Discussion Group Briefed on US Navy Planning & Budgeting

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

RALPH JOHNSON (DDG 114) Tour a Great Success!

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!