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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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NNWA Reunion 2020 will be held in Colorado Springs, CO

September 27th - October 2nd with Chip and Shelly Chipperfield hosting

Reminder - dues increase to $15 annual on January 1, 2020

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.


December 02, 2019

Website changes in last two months

12/2 - Added new member Andrew L. Vittetoe

12/2 - The latest version of the By-Laws published today

11/21 - Added new members David R. Engel, William "Tony" Pass and Roy J. Work

11/8 - Noted passing of NCC William David King

11/1 - Changed Members only password

10/31 - Published two documents about "Q" clearance

10/24 - Noted passing of member GMTCM Joseph S. Shely

10/22 - Added new member John D. Lance

10/21 - Reinstated member Peter M. Smith

10/14 - Noted passing of CWO4 Edward J. MacDonald

10/13 - Board of Directors reelected at the 34th reunion with new Board Member Charlie Behymer joining the Board

10/3  - Noted passing of LT William E. Gronroos

       - Joseph Noll is looking for Charlie Black

9/28 - Added new member Steven A. Urban

  Looking for

  • Joseph Noll is looking for Charlie Black

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

William David King


      5 November 2019 11/8

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Joseph S. Shely


22 October 2019

Edward J. MacDonald


      13 October 2018 10/21

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William E. Gronroos


       24 September 2019 10/

Richard Coleman


      29 January 2016 8/21

Timothy Lynn George


   14 August 2019 8/18

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Randy L. Perkins


05 June 2019

Gary F. Bender


16 April 2019

Willard R. Clark


3 July 2018

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TAPS for a spouse

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







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