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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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Mark your calendars

 NNWA's 2015 Reunion will be held October 11th - 16th in San Antonio, TX. Review of contracts is ongoing and when completed  hotel and tour information will be provided. The Reunion sign up sheet will be included in  the June 2015 newsletter.

The latest NNWA Bulletin has been published.

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:

2/22 - Published more Reunion 2014 pictures as provided by Guy Clemens (a few more to be published).

2/22 - Added new members Steven R. Stephenson, Frederick R. Grochulski, Craig L. Treiber, Harold G. (Harry) Nelson and Richard L. Thomas

2/17 - Noted passing of WT1 Gary A. Dygert on October, 16, 2006

2/16 - Noted passing of GMT2 Alan Otto Schreer on November 19, 2014

2/15 - Published NAS and NavSta Argentia patches provied by John Repik

2/10 - Added new member Leon P. Beausoleil

2/3 - Added new member Anthony R (Tony) Pesavento

1/16 - Published the NNWA Spring 2015 Bulletin

1/16 - Published October 2014 Bussines Meeting minutes in the Members Only Section

1/9 - Added new member George D. Haight

12/22 - Added new member Arnold H. Andrijeski

12/9 - Published, in the History section, a newer version of SWOP 40-54 AND SWOP 35-51 provided by Tom Trimble

12/6 - Published humorous article - CPO Standards in History section

Published Reunion Stocking guide in the Members Only section

12/4 - Noted passing of member Kenneth R. Hyatt

-Added new members Patrick T. Lynch and  Mike D. Young




Service Officer Postings

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

Retiree Appreciation Days - 02/18/2015

VA Spending by state - 02/18/2015

Full Month’s Retired Pay Bill Introduced - 02/15/2015

New Tricare Pharmacy co-payments in effect - 02/04/2015

Commission calls for abolishing TRICARE - 01/31/2015

Flag Desecration Amendment Introduced - 01/16/2015

Concurrent Receipt Bills Introduced - 01/116/2015

TRICARE Helps with Resolutions - 01/13/2015

NEX Price Match Guarantee - 01/13/2015

FRA 2015 Survey on Military, Veterans Benefits still Open through end of January 2015 - 01/11/2015

Ask Congress to Make the “Doc Fix” Permanent  01/11/2015

How Veteran Scams Work - 01/03/2015

Obtaining additional copies of DFAS 1099-R 01/03/2015

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line - 01/03/2015

Vet Legislative Wins for 2014 - 01/03/2015

Navy Retired Activities Website - 01/03/2015

Retiree Appreciation Days - 01/03/2015

2015 VA Disability Compensation Rates - 01/03/2015

Possible VA Benefits Protection - 12/11/2014

Online shopping privileges for all vets is likely, official says - 10/31/2014

2015 Cola for Military Retirees, Social Security and VA Benefits - 09/25/2014

VFW Patriotic Days - 09/22/2104

House clears increase in veterans' disability payments - 09/19/2014

Legislative Update: Doc Fix (TRICARE/ Medicare Reimbursement) - 09/09/2014

Military Exchange Online Shopping Update - All Vet Use Proposal Hits Roadblocks - 09/09/2014

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


The son of Fredrick R. Bickel is looking for information about his deceased father.


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

GMT2 Kenneth R. Hyatt

      26 November 2014 12/4

GMT2 Alan Otto Schreer

       19 November 2014 2/16

WT1 Gary A. Dygert

     10/16/2006 2/17

TAPS for a spouse

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







February 27, 2015

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