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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

The latest NNWA Bulletin has been published.

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.


The Guestbook has returned after a several month R&R.  Check it out.


Website changes:

1/16 - Published the NNWA Spring 2015 Bulletin

1/16 - Published October 2014 Bussines Meeting minutes in the Members Only Section

1/9 - Added new member George D. Haight

12/22 - Added new member Arnold H. Andrijeski

12/9 - Published, in the History section, a newer version of SWOP 40-54 AND SWOP 35-51 provided by Tom Trimble

12/6 - Published humorous article - CPO Standards in History section

Published Reunion Stocking guide in the Members Only section

12/4 - Noted passing of member Kenneth R. Hyatt

-Added new members Patrick T. Lynch and  Mike D. Young

11/23 - Reinstated member Michael J. Sprague

11/18 - Reinstated member John R. Simpson

-Published more Shook Archives patches - font is red for any new patch

11/14 - Added new member Daniel E. Prater

11/5 - Began publishing photos from the 2014 Reunion in Reno, NV

11/4 - Recovered the Guestbook

11/1 - Published the NNWA Memorabilia Inventory in a members only section - check on the History page

10/31 - Published NNWA 2014 Business Meeting Minutes - now in a Members Only section

Service Officer Postings

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

  • Flag Desecration Amendment Introduced - 01/16/2015
  • Concurrent Receipt Bills Introduced - 01/116/2015
  • TRICARE Helps with Resolutions - 01/13/2015
  • NEX Price Match Guarantee - 01/13/2015
  • FRA 2015 Survey on Military, Veterans Benefits still Open through end of January 2015 - 01/11/2015
  • Ask Congress to Make the “Doc Fix” Permanent  01/11/2015
  • How Veteran Scams Work - 01/03/2015
  • Obtaining additional copies of DFAS 1099-R 01/03/2015
  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line - 01/03/2015

  • Vet Legislative Wins for 2014 - 01/03/2015

  • Navy Retired Activities Website - 01/03/2015

  • Retiree Appreciation Days - 01/03/2015

  • 2015 VA Disability Compensation Rates - 01/03/2015

  • Possible VA Benefits Protection - 12/11/2014

  • Online shopping privileges for all vets is likely, official says - 10/31/2014

  • 2015 Cola for Military Retirees, Social Security and VA Benefits - 09/25/2014

  • VFW Patriotic Days - 09/22/2104

  • House clears increase in veterans' disability payments - 09/19/2014

  • Legislative Update: Doc Fix (TRICARE/ Medicare Reimbursement) - 09/09/2014

  • Military Exchange Online Shopping Update - All Vet Use Proposal Hits Roadblocks - 09/09/2014

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


The son of Fredrick R. Bickel is looking for information about his deceased father.


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

GMT2 Kenneth R. Hyatt

      26 November 2014 12/4

TAPS for a spouse

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







January 23, 2015

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