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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

NNWA Reunion 2018 Information Available Below

June 2018 NNWA Bulletin now available


Saint Louis, Missouri


NNWA Reunion 2018 Web Page

(Tours, hotel info, reservation form)



NNWA Reunion 2018 PDF Files:

Reservation Form,     Tours Info,     Saint Louis Info

Check out some photos of the hotel


August 14, 2018

Website changes in last two months

8/14 - Added new members Thomas (T.J.) J. Hill, III and Ronald G. Luke

8/13 - Added new member David G. Beach

        - Added 10 more patches to the Wayne Shook Archives

8/6 - Reinstated member William P. Bailey

      -  Noted passing of GMTC O. C. Ashford

      -  Noted passing of SK1 Mark Culp

7/31 - Added new members Charles Bunch and Joseph W. Murphy

7/31 - Reinstated member Walter S. Rae

7/25 - Added new member Kenneth C. Boucher, Jr.

7/22 - Added mew member Frank A. Lemezis

7/18 - Added new members Norman R. Wood, Jr. and Gerard W. Ouellette

7/18 - Noted passing of GMT1 Helena Porch (Goar) Brickman7/9 - Noted passing of CDR Hal Halenza

7/4 - Added new member Dewey W. Thedford

7/3 - Noted passing of GMTCS James A. Warren

6/30 - Added new member Scott D. Helton

6/27 - Noted passing of member CWO3 Robert J. Radwan

6/25 - Added new members James Lee and Gerald Schmitt

6/20 - Noted passing of member WTCS Robert P. Dunn

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

National Defense Authorization Act 2018 highlights - 07/30/2018

Agent Orange Reform Moves Forward in the Senate - TAKE ACTION NOW! - 07/18/2018

TRICARE Dental Changes Coming Soon - 07/18/2018

Blue Water Vietnam Vets Agent Orange Issue - This is time sensitive - Act Now! - 6/28/2018

TRICARE Beneficiaries who pay by credit card need to update their info - 6/3/2018

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 - 05/08/2018

Veterans ID Card Finally Shipping - 05/08/2018

VA Disability Benefits for Pain - 04/16/2018

Debunking the VA Privatization Myth - 04/06/2018

Court Ruling Could Extend Disability Benefits to 1000s of Injured Vets - 04/06/2018

Problems Still with the Vet ID program - 04/06/2018

Veterans Advantage Eliminated by Amtrak - 04/02/2018

National Vietnam War Veterans Day - 04/02/2018

VA Agent Orange Healthcare - 04/02/2018

Changes coming for TRICARE Retiree Dental - 03/27/2018

Mailing of New Veteran ID Card Delayed - 3/20/2018

Health Care Options For Military Retirees At Age 65 - 3/20/2018

Finding a VA Claims Representative - 3/0/2018

TRICARE for Life Drug Cost Increase - 02/27/2018

New Medicare ID Cards - 2/17/2018

VA to raise ratings of VA MC - 2/17/2018

  Looking for

  • Donn Green is looking to reconnect with Bobby Borum

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

Helena Porch (Goar) Brickman

GMT1 7/18

Hal Rodger Halenza


12 November 2010

    Click for Obituary 7/9

James A. Warren


11 March 2018

    Click for Obituary 7/3

Robert J. Radwan


25 June 2018

      Click for Obituary  6/27

Robert P. Dunn


15 February 2018

     Click for Obituary 6/20

John F. Dillon


13 December 2014

      Click for Obituary  5/26

John A. Ballard

     22 April 2018 5/11

Click for Obituary

William R. Bradford


24 December 2017

Click for Obituary  5/9

Raymond Lewis Weaver


   1 May 2018 5/2

Click for Obituary

Donald Fegley

   GMT2 4/8

Richard Pentico


   22 March 2018 4/2

Click for Obituary

Donald J. Wernimont


     27 March 2018 3/28

Click for Obituary

Jack Haney


     13 November 2017 3/1

Click for Obituary

Eugene B. Slay, Jr


24 September 2017 1/5

Click for Obituary

Thomas F. Rupert


26 January 2018

     Click for Obituary 1/5

John A . A. Gaffey


    2 August 2017 1/10

Donald E. Gerould


   30 May 2011 1/10

Charles Murdock


     18 October 2017 12/30

TAPS for a spouse

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







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