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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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October 13, 2017

Website changes in last two months

10/13 - Published Reunion 2017 - one day in Hospitality Suite

            photos from Kimo Uratani

10/9 - Published Reunion 2017 dinner photos from Kimo Uratani

10/8 - Added new member Ronald L. Buchanan

          Added NNWA koozies to the NNWA Supply Annex page

9/28 - Added new members Kenneth L. Edwards and David R.


9/28 - Update Board of Directors page including new

           Board members

8/29 - Noted passing of member GMTC Donald Fullbright

8/28 - Added new member Colin L. Campbell

8/25 - Noted passing of GMT1 Robert E. Beck

8/20 - Published USS Canopus patch from David Bathholomew

8/15 - Added new member Kris A. Hobbs

           Published following patches from Pedro Vidal

           1) USS Eisenhower W-Division 1980 I/O cruise

           2) USS Saratoga W-Division 1978-79

           Published nine patches from Bruce Hill

            1) USS Forrestal

            2 & 3) USS Holland

            4) USS Hunley

            5) USS John F. Kennedy

            6 &7) NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads

            8) NAWF St. Mawgan

            9) Polaris/Poseidon/Trident

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

Modest COLA Increase - 10/13/2017

New ExpressScripts Refill Policy - 09/05/2017

Upcoming TRICARE Changes - 09/05/2017

Updated VA Handbook - 05/18/2017VA Health Care Access - Determining Your Wait Time - 05/18/2017

DFAS Address Change - 05/18/2017

  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

Donald Fullbrright


     28 August 2017 8/28

NNWA Board member 2003

Click for obituary

Robert E. Beck


     5 July 2017 8/25

Click for Obituary

Eugene E. Radke

WTC 8/7

Ray Nelson Bruechert


    15 February 2017 7/26

Arthur A. Klass


23 December 2016 7/18

Click for Obituary

John Henry Cook

    23 May 2017 6/2

George Joseph Yott


      24 May 2017 5/28

Click for Obituary

Richard D. Grosser

     22 July 2004 3/20

James F, Hoffarth


       14 May 2000 3/20

TAPS for a spouse

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

Mrs. Clara McGifford

    27 August 2014 7/13






October 13, 2017

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