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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

 2018 Spring Bulletin is published

Reunion 2018 is in St. Louis, MO September 24 - 28 - C U There..

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.

If you were station on the USS Hornet, please give NNWA President Tom Salisbury an e-mail.



February 17, 2018

Website changes in last two months

2/5 - Noted passing of CWO4 Thomas F. Rupert

      - Noted passing of GMTCS Eugene B. Slay, Jr.

2/4 - Site Search input moved to Members Only Page

1/21 - Added new member William Dennis Kemp

1/10 - Noted passing of CWO4 John A. A. Gaffey and CDR Donald E. Gerould

1/7 - Published NNWA Spring 2018 Bulletin12/30 - Noted passing of member CDR Charles Murdock


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

New Medicare ID Cards - 2/17/2018VA to raise ratings of VA MC - 2/17/2018

VA Restarts ID Card Program - 01/30/2018

COLA for 2018 - 01/19/2018

DEERS - 01/19/2018

How to Avoid Military Retired Pay Forfeiture - 01/19/2018

TRICARE Changes 2018 - Pharmacy Copays 01/19/2018

TRICARE Possible Fee Revisions - 01/10/2018

TRICARE Changes Cause Glitches for Some retirees - 01/19/2018

DFAS - Get Ready for 2017 Tax Season - 01/19/2018

Real ID Act of 2005 - 01/19/2018

HVAC Passes VA Choice Improvements 1/13/2018

VA Suspends Applications for New ID Cards - 12/28/2017

White House VA Hotline is Active - 11/30/2017

VA Legal Services - 11/30/2017

Applications open for new VA ID Cards - 11/30/2017

TRICARE Payment changes - 10/23/2017

New VA ID Cards to become available - 10/22/2017

Modest COLA Increase - 10/13/2017

New ExpressScripts Refill Policy - 09/05/2017

Upcoming TRICARE Changes - 09/05/2017

  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

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

Carl Borcherding


       22 November 2017 11/26

Click for obituary

Donald L. LeVelle


       16 November 2017 11/18

Click for obituary

Wayne K. Armstrong


       1 August 2013 11/15

August (Ray) Fontenot


    5 November 2017 11/7

Jim L. Fish


6 November 2017 11/7

William M. Marshall II

     23 August 2015 11/6

Click for Obituary

Donald Fullbright


     28 August 2017 8/28

NNWA Board member 2003

Click for obituary

Robert E. Beck


     5 July 2017 8/25

Click for Obituary

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






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