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.
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
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.
Need to check out the minutes of one of our business meetings - the last 16 meeting minutes are now available on-line
Make sure you are up to date. Don't miss out any opportunities.
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
Submit your request to locate someone who was in the Navy Nuclear Weapons Program by submitting to Webmaster
November 30, 2015
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