Idaho’s Important Role in Naval History

Idaho is one of three states that form the membership boundaries for NOUS-Northwest, the other two being Washington and Oregon. From the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC):  “Did you know that during World War II, many of America’s Sailors were trained in Idaho at Farragut Naval Training Station in Bayview, Idaho? This training station … More Idaho’s Important Role in Naval History

29 August 2017 – US Marine Corps Reserve 101st Birthday

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

NOUS Northwest Welcome Aboard Lunch: 27 Companions and Growing!

At a meeting yesterday at Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle, overlooking the Sound with a blue sky overhead, Commander Joe Valenta and companions welcomed two new members to NOUS Northwest:   ENS Alex Sallander, USN, and Mark Thompson. Former CNO, ADM Tom Hayward, provided an appropriate beginning to the sharing of our naval experiences, followed by everyone supplying … More NOUS Northwest Welcome Aboard Lunch: 27 Companions and Growing!

Today is the US Coast Guard’s 227th Birthday!

The US Coast Guard is one of the eligible maritime services for membership in the Naval Order (NOUS).  If you reside in Washington, Idaho or Oregon and if you or a relative have served in the Coast Guard, please consider joining NOUS Northwest. And today is the USCG’s 227th birthday! Described by the service’s Historian, … More Today is the US Coast Guard’s 227th Birthday!

One of Our Own Just Published His Second “Tin Can” Book!

NOUS Northwest is privileged to have among its members a large number of true historians of our nation’s maritime traditions.  Specifically included in that group is ETC Gil Beyer, USN-Ret, author of the newly released “Tin Can:  A History and Stories of a 20th Century Destroyer”, which became available on 29 July.  This is Gil’s … More One of Our Own Just Published His Second “Tin Can” Book!

Old and New, and Serving!

Naval historians will enjoy viewing photos and reading about the restoration of “Old Ironsides” as well as the introduction of Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) to the fleet as the eventual replacement for the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65).  First, from the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website: “USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State, entered the Charlestown … More Old and New, and Serving!