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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

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 in San Diego, CA. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza San Diego.

The dates will be Monday the 18th of September through Friday the 22nd of September

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

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

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

11/6 - Published Dave Hood's review of Trident Deception written by member Rick Campbell

11/4 - Noted passing of WT3 Joseph R. Rodgers

11/1 - Noted passing of members BM2 Robert Pope, Sr. Click for Obituary and Lucille Pope Click for Obituary

10/30 - Reunion 2016 photos published

10/25 - Published new Board of Directors photos

         - Published new Wayne Shook Archives  shore station patches, one

           new carrier patch and one new seaplane tender patch

10/14 - Published minutes of the 2016 Business meeting held at the 2016 reunion

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

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

Final MilCon/VA Appropriations Bill Drops Agent Orange Provision - 06/24/2016

  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

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

Perry Lee Barker


      1 September 2002 10/2

Quitman Wren

      14 July 2000 9/29

AO2 Scot Meents

      8 September 2016 9/29

Click for Obituary

GMTC Albert A. Stockley

        11 September 2016 9/14

WT1 Craig Scull

       25 June 2010 9/6

TAPS for a spouse

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







December 03, 2016

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