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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 2019 is to be held in Jacksonville, FL on October 7th - 11th

Reunion information is now available

Renewal application changed to allow members renewing membership

 to simply add Renewal Membership on their check or money order.

If you did not receive the monthly website update email and you are a current member

Please contact the webmaster with your correct email address.


September 07, 2019

Website changes in last two months

9/7 - Added new member Michael S. Keliher

9/3 - Added returning member Ted Loudis

8/21 - Noted passing of CWO4 Richard Coleman

8/18 - Noted passing of WT1 Timothy Lynn George

8/4 - Added new member Norman K. Rafsol

8/15 - Added new member Richard J. Staugaitis

7/16 - Added new members Roland J. Akre and Sam J. Sottile

  Looking for

  • Trying to locate an old shipmate?  Perhaps one of our members can help you or the "lost" shipmate may see your request.  Email the webmaster to have your entry submitted.

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

Richard Coleman


      29 January 2016 8/21

Timothy Lynn George


   14 August 2019 8/18

Click for Obituary

Randy L. Perkins


05 June 2019

Gary F. Bender


16 April 2019

Willard R. Clark


3 July 2018

Click for Obituary

Wesley Dixon


     5 November 2018 3/13

Click for Obituary

Eldon E. Irby

28 December 2018

Click for Obituary 1/5

Ronald D. Rose


      18 September 2018 12/31

Click for Obituary

Joseph F. Cobb, Jr.


     16 February 2018 12/29

Click for Obituary

John L. Davis


     7 November 2018 11/8

John W. McMullen


15 October 2018

Click for Obituary 10/31

Bryne Harold Parker


21 September 2018

                           Click for Obituary 10/11 keep until 2019 reunion

William A. Price

                            GMTC 10/11 hold until 2019 reunion

Calvin J. Swank


29 MAY 2014

     Click for Obituary 9/24


TAPS for a spouse

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







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