Annual Reunion
Board of Directors
Looking for Help
Member Profile Change
Memorial Page
New/Returning Members
NNWA Bulletins
NNWA Supply Annex
Photo Archive
Reading List
Service Officer

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

NNWA Summer Bulletin and Reunion Announcement Published

 The latest NNWA Bulletin has been published and you can CLICK HERE to read it.  Especially of interest to many of you is the full information and reservation form for the 2015 NNWA 30th Reunion to be held in lovely San Antonio, TX and hosted by Randy and Liz Scallan

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:

7/30 - Published additional Carrier and Weapons Department patches in the Wayne Shook Archives (new entries have red font)

7/28 - Added new members Grover F. Cleveland and Douglas F. Snyder

7/20 - Added new members George A. Larson and Fred A. Whyte

Published a 1986 St. Mawgan's patch provided by Jeff Elder - Patches

Published two additional W-Division patches to Wayne Shook Archives - USS JFK 1971-1972 and USS Enterprise

7/13 - Added new member Rick C. Leischner

7/7 - Added new member Bethany A. Gray

7/5 - Noted passing of CDR John E. Brooks

6/23 - Added new member Robert M. Herndon

6/20 - Noted passing of members James E. Breen and LCDR Jimmy Ray Campbell

6/14 - Published CAW-1, NAS Oceana and VA-34 patches provided by George Coleman

6/12 - Published June NNWA Bulletin

6/8 - Added new members Gary W. Dammann and Charles K. Newton

5/25 - Noted passing of  member GMT1 Robert H. Bell

Added a new book to the Reading List - Empire Rising by NNWA member Rick Campbell and recommended by Mike Snyder

5/22 - Noted passing of the following:  GMTC Dick Clark, GMTCM John Munson, GMTC R.D. Riley, AOC Larry Stitt and GMTC Lloyd Wilson

5/21 - Noted passing of WT2 Ray A. Bouschor

5/20 - Added new member Ray A. Greer

5/19 - Added new member Nolan M. Workman, Jr.

5/15 - Noted passing of Life Member Patricia Catron - her husband Lou was our treasurer for almost 10 years and she was active at reunions

5/6 - Added new members Richard A. Perras, Denice R. Young and Mark Chandler

5/5 - E-mailed members with e-mail addresses a monthly summary of web site activities.  If you are an active member with an e-mail address and didn't get the update, please let me know.

5/3 - Added new member Lance G. Steglin

Service Officer Postings

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


VA Long-Term-Care Options for Veterans - 0725/2015

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

House Passes Veterans Bills - 05/25/2015

Changes in Agent Orange/Blue Water Considerations for VA Claims - 04/27/2015

New glasses for Retirees - 04/14/2015

VA seeks new law to change Veterans Choice rules - 03/27/2015

New paperwork: VA filing, appeals system changes begin Tuesday; advocates voice concerns - 03/24/2015

VA Changes Health Care Eligibility - 03/24/2015

Big Change In How Vets Have To File VA Claims - 03/19/2015

Senate Agent Orange/Blue Water Navy Bill Introduced -  03/15/2015

Retiree Appreciation Days - 02/18/2015

VA Spending by State - 02/18/2015

Full Month's Retired Pay Bill Introduced - 02/15/2015

New Tricare Pharmacy co-payments in effect - 02/04/2015

Commission calls for abolishing TRICARE - 01/31/2015


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

WT2 Ray A. Bouschor

      25 August 2012 5/21

GMTC Richard Clark

      1988 5/22

 GMTCM John Munson 5/22

GMTC R. D. Riley

      1989 5/22

AOC Larry Stitt

    2008 5/22

GMTC Lloyd Wilson

      1986 5/22

GMT1 Robert H. Bell

      29 August 2014 5/25

CDR John E. Brooks

   7 July 2015 7/5

Click for notice of passing from son, LCDR Brooks

TAPS for a spouse

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

Patricia Catron

     17 November 2014 5/15

See Obituary






July 30, 2015

Hit Counter

"We put something in our website for everyone---even those who are only looking for mistakes." - Ellamae Weaver

Copyright 2000-2015. The term "Keepers of the Dragon" and the logo (seal) depicted herein are the exclusive copyrights and trademarks of the Navy Nuclear Weapons Association and may not be used without its prior written permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


Search NNWA web site for


A  W R