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!

Battle of Midway Brunch Focuses on Women Codebreakers

On 1 June, the Commandery’s Battle of Midway commemorative lunch was held at Everett Naval Station. Ten companions and spouses attended this annual event including Chuck Davis, Bill Boardman, John Gerten, Cindy and Joe Valenta, Floyd and Carol Kershener, John and Cricket Laible and Solon Webb (with the latter three via Skype). Floyd Kershner provided … More Battle of Midway Brunch Focuses on Women Codebreakers

“South China Sea” Discussion Group Concludes with Successful Meeting!

The Commandery’s Discussion Group concluded its review of the “South China Sea” at Snohomish County Makers meeting space in Everett, WA on 15 April. In attendance were Companions John Laible, Harry Stengele, Janine Whitaker, Mark Thompson, Joe Valenta, Mike Graff, Floyd Kershner, John Gerten, Jim Wold, Solon Webb (on Skype) and Alex Sallander (by phone) … More “South China Sea” Discussion Group Concludes with Successful Meeting!

US Navy Submarine Force Birthday This Week

The US Navy’s undersea service will be 119 on 11 April! Head over to the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) site and learn all about the Submarine Force’s great history. The excerpt below was taken from a longer discussion which can be found by clicking https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/communities/submarines.html. “Submarines have a long history in the United … More US Navy Submarine Force Birthday This Week