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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 2008 Information Available Below


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



April 22, 2018

Website changes in last two months

4/19 - Added some photos of the 2018 Reunion hotel

4/16 - Added new member Jerry L. Franks

4/14 - Posted in Locator that Craig Adams is Looking for  David Corning.

4/8 - Noted passing of GMT2 Donald Fegley

4/4 - Added new member Earl J. Schattenberg

4/2 - Noted passing of member GMT2 Richard L. Pentico

4/1 - Added new member Thomas C. Peterson

3/28 - Noted passing of CDR Donald J. Wernimont

3/6 - Added new member Donald J. Misner

      - Donn Green is Looking for locate Bobby Borum.

3/1 - Noted passing of member Jack Haney

2/27 - Added new member Ronald W. Curtis

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

VA Disability Benefits for Pain - 04/16/2018

Debunking the VA Privatization Myth - 04/06/2018

Court Ruling Could Extend Disability Benefits to Thousands of Injured Veterans - 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

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


  Looking for

  • Donn Green is looking to reconnect with Bobby Borum

  • Craig Adams is looking for David Corning.

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 Fegley

   GMT2 4/8

Richard Pentico


   22 March 2018 4/2

Click for Obituary

Donald J. Wernimont


     27 March 2018 3/28

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

Carl Borcherding


       22 November 2017 11/26

Click for obituary

Donald L. LeVelle


       16 November 2017 11/18

Click for obituary

August (Ray) Fontenot


    5 November 2017 11/7

Wayne K. Armstrong


       1 August 2013 11/15

Jim L. Fish


6 November 2017 11/7

William M. Marshall II

     23 August 2015 11/6

Click for Obituary

TAPS for a spouse

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







April 22, 2018

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