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The Navy Nuclear Weapons Association  (NNWA) is a nationwide organization of military and civilian participants in the US Navy Department nuclear weapons program during the years 1946 to present. Many of our members meet annually in September or October at various locations across the US to reminisce with long-lost friends, provide support with veterans affairs and medical information, visit historical sites, enjoy quality entertainment in hospitable environs, and salute our departed. The NNWA invites you to join our society of cold-War Keepers of the Dragon"

We publish semi-annual newsletters with information concerning our unique experiences while in the Navy. We are a not for profit corporation governed by a membership approved By-Laws, an SOP/PDL and an elected Board of Directors We maintain a NNWA roster of all members, their addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, so that you may find some long-lost shipmates.   


Gray Dragon

Photos from the 2015 Reunion are  published. 

Go the the Annual Reunion Page.

The new Members Only Section contains:  On-line roster of members, business meeting minutes, memorabilia inventory and the reunion stocking guide.  Active members can get the password by e-mailing the Webmaster.

Website changes in last three months:

11/30 Published  the Wayne Shook Archives:

Three new carrier patches in the Wayne Shook Archives Carrier folder (new ones in red font)

Cruisebook photo from USS Yellowstone - 1987

Twelve Cruiser patches in the Wayne Shook Archives Cruiser folder

11/29 - Published 24 AD patches in the Wayne Shook Archives Auxiliary folder

11/24 - Published Buddy Paul's reunion and dinner dance snapshots

11/19 - Noted passing of CWO4 Loran Dale Ginn

Published dinner dance portraits from Buddy Paul

Published new Link for Cruisebooks

11/17 - Added new member Tim H. Sogar

11/14 - Noted passing of member GMT2 Richard Kent Hanby on 11/14/2015

Published John Hawkins reunion photos

Published Board of Directors photographs

11/11 - Published review John Hawkin's review of Return of the Enola Gay by Paul Tibbets - in the Reading List

11/5 - Published Minutes of the October 2015 NNWA Business Meeting - in the Members Only Section and showed who your new Board members are on the Board of Directors page

Noted passing of: GMTCS Sam Chemotti, GMTCS Bill White and GMT1 Phil (Flip) Newman

11/4 - Noted passing of member GMTC John Milbert

Noted passing of GMTCM James G. Wickham

Published new Board of Directors

10/31 - Reinstated members James B. Bush, Frank B. Reinertsen, Jr., George L. Taylor, Jr. and Michael L. Taylor

9/20 - Added new members Ronald F. Short and Thomas E. Sousa

Reinstated member Walter S. Rae

9/15 - Published photo of NAF Naha AUW bowling team shirt 1967/68 time frame from Fred Whyte and John Hawkins

9/8 - Added new member Gregory D. George.

Published new cruise book photo for USS Intrepid "W" Division 1967 and provided by GMT2 Bob Scire.

9/7 - Noted passing of GMT1 Thomas J. Dixon

9/3 - Added new member Randy L. Perkins

Service Officer Postings

 for the past six months - see Service Officer Postings for more postings


IDs, Exchange, Cold War Medal and Space "A" Travel - 11/19/2015

No COLA for 2016 - 11/19/2015

Veteran's State Income Tax - 11/19/2015

VA Handbook - 11/11/2015

Reconstructing Lost Military Records - 08/29/2015

Important Agent Orange Updates - 08/26/2015

Social Security Pay Bump for Active Duty Time - 08/26/2015

VA Long-Term-Care Options for Veterans - 07/25/2015

Veteran Benefits web sites - 07/16/2015

Viet Nam Veteran VA Update - 06/30/2015

VA ID Card Update - 06/30/2015

Vietnam Veteran Radio - -6/30/2015



Attention on Deck


We have added a new section - the Reading List - a list of books recommended by members of the NNWA that are related to the nuclear weapons program.  If you have a nuclear weapons related publication that you wish to have listed, please send the information to me.


Read about the earliest SWU!


See NWSU 802 Orders of March 1950


Read the whole story of Japan Under the Nuclear Umbrella


Need to check out the minutes of one of our business meetings - the last 16 meeting minutes are now available on-line


Check your dues status

Make sure you are up to date. Don't miss out any opportunities.


Seeking Help


Ray Graulich is trying to find out how he can get proof that he received hazardous duty pay while on USS Saratoga from '64 to '67. Click if you can help


 Looking for


Submit your request to locate someone who was in the Navy Nuclear Weapons Program by submitting to Webmaster

TAPS for those who were in the Navy Nuclear Weapons Program

CWO4 Loran Dale Ginn

     31 December 2010 11/19

GMT2 Richard Kent Hanby

     14 November 2015 11/14

GMTCM James G. Wickham

     13 April 2015 11/4

Click for Obituary

GMTC John L. Milbert

      25 September 201511/4

Click for Obituary

GMTCS William Hegdale

       22 June 201211/4

GMT1 Thomas J. Dixon

    12 August 2015 9/7

Click for Obituary

TAPS for a spouse

The following spouse of a Navy's Nuclear Weapons Association member is deceased.







November 30, 2015

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