NOUS Northwest companions have a great opportunity to learn some Pacific maritime history during the current shelter-in-place situation affecting our three northwestern states. This event will take place at 11:00 (Pacific Time) on 1 April. From Norwich University: “April 1, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the amphibious assault by American units on Okinawa in … More Webinar on the Battle of Okinawa available 1 April
The third in a series of WWII webinars will be available from the National Museum of the Pacific War on 8 April 2020 at 09:00 Pacific time. You can learn about this free event and sign up at the following website: https://mailchi.mp/9101999f909d/fdr-and-end-of-wwii-webinar?e=3224382909 The title of the topic is “FDR and the End of WWII”, presented … More Learn some history from the Nimitz Museum while you are sheltered in place!
NOUS Northwest Companions: Now is the time to put 17 February on your calendar for participation in the Commandery’s next Discussion Group. We have a huge topic for this session: The Arctic Region. Our Discussion Group Leader, CAPT Joe Valenta has done some great preliminary work on this subject, prompted by the melting of the … More Coming Up: Discussion Group – “The Arctic Region”
From the Naval History and Heritage Command: “A boat from USS South Dakota (Armored Cruiser # 9) alongside the embarkation ladder of USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser # 8), paying a New Year’s Day call. The boat appears to be rigged as a brigantine, probably purely for decoration. It was customary to exchange visits among ships … More Photo of the Month: New Year’s Day off Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 January 1912
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!
Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday afternoon (2:00-3:00 pm, West Coast time), 7 December 2019. ———- In remembrance of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, the National Museum of the Pacific War is offering a radio program for those who cannot attend a ceremony in person earlier in the day at the museum. Check … More The National Museum of the Pacific War Remembrance Program – Hear it online
On November 9th the NOUS Northwest Commandery met at the Everett Naval Station to commemorate and celebrate Veteran’s day. Our guest speaker was Lee Corbin who presented “Daughter Of Stars; The ZR-1 comes to the Pacific Northwest”. (USS Shenandoah was designated as ZR-1 as the first of four U. S. Navy rigid airships.) The presentation … More Veterans’ Day Brunch Features Airship History
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!
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