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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

Published Spring 2017 NNWA Bulletin

If you are an active member with an e-mail address and don't get an e-mail from the webmaster on or soon after the first of every month, email the webmaster.

The 2017 reunion will be from September 18th through 22nd in San Diego, CA at the Crowne Plaza San Diego.

Don't forget to Check your dues status then use the Application to renew

Members Only Section: Active members can get the password by e-mailing the Webmaster.


Website changes in last two months

1/16 - Noted passing of the NNWA Chaplain GMT1 Reverend Randall D. Scallan

1/14 - Published Spring 2017 NNWA Bulletin

1/7 - Added new member James D. McNease, Jr.

12/30 - Noted passing of Shannon Schimming, wife of member Paul Schimming

12/21 - Noted passing of member WTCM Frank B. Reinertsen, Jr.

           Reinstated Member Kerry Shiparski

12/17 - Added 31 more photos from Guy Clemens in the Indianapolis Raceway and Kokomo Opalescent Glass galleries

12/17 - Added eleven photos from Ron Moran to the 2016 Reunion photos in the Dinner Dance, Indianapolis Raceway and Indianapolis Memorials sections

12/17 - Published 23 additional reunion 2016 Dinner Dance Photos provided by Guy Clemens - see them at Dinner Dance Photos

12/16 - Added new member Robert P. Cables

12/6 - Added new member Walter Neitch

12/3 - Published the 2017 reunion place and dates.

12/2 - Noted passing of GMT1 Anthony M. Petti

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

Rep. Valadao Introduces Legislation to Expand Benefits for Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans - 01/17/2017

New VA Death Confirmation Policy - 12/26/2016

Navy Restores Enlisted Ratings - 12/24/2016

VA Ratings for 146 Medical Centers Released - 12/24/2016

Veterans Omnibus Bill goes to the President - 12/16/2016

A bit of General Stuff - 12/16/2016

VA Will Allow Vets to Select Burial Site - 12/12/2016

Scam Alert: Top Five Veteran Swindles - 11/09/2016

Vets, retirees will see a 0.3% COLA hike in 2017 - 10/20/2016

Navy scuttles sailors' enlisted rating titles in huge career shake-up - 09/30/2016

Info on Obtaining Veteran's ID Cards - 08/16/2016

  Looking for

Bob Daigle would like to communicate with any of the guys from Nuclear Weaponsman Class NW1 in 1958 at Sandia Base

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


TAPS for those who were in the Navy Nuclear Weapons Program

Reverend Randall D. Scallan


NNWA Chaplain

     15 January 2017 1/16

Frank B. Reinertsen, Jr.


19 December 2016  12/21

Anthony M. Petti


      October 1984 12/2

Robert B. Pope, Sr


     12 October 2016 11/1

Click for Obituary

Lucille L. Pope

      14 August 2016  11/1

Click for Obituary

TAPS for a spouse

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

Shannon Schminning

      25 December 2016 12/30






January 16, 2017

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