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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.   


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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 in last three months:

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

8/27 - Published the revised SOP/PDL

8/18 - Published updated Memorabilia Inventory in the Members Only section

8/16 - Added new member Michael J. Laurent

8/10 - Reinstated member Ed W. Brown

8/5 - Published USS Simon Lake patch provided by Tom Stephens

8/4 - Noted passing of Dorothy Moore who was a civilian employee of the Nuclear Weapons Supply Annex, NSC, Norfolk, VA.

Added new member Michael F. Ohmes.

8/2 - Published additional items in the Wayne Shook Archives in the Foreign Nuclear Weapons Patches, Miscellaneous Patches , and Polaris (new items are identified by red font).

7/31 - Published three Midway cruise book photos (including SWULANT team) as well as crew list for 1961 Coral Sea W-Division (changed are in red font)

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

Service Officer Postings

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


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

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


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

CDR John E. Brooks

   7 July 2015 7/5

Click for notice of passing from son, LCDR Brooks

Dorothy Moore

Civilian Employee of NWSA NORVA

    3 August 2015 8/4

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.







September 28, 2015

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