FLORIDA FIRST COAST COMMANDERY

Jacksonville, Florida
Naval Order of the United States

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                                                                     Remember the Sacrifices /Celebrate Freedom!!!!!

MISSION

To preserve, promote, celebrate and enjoy our Nation’s Sea Service history and heritage. To accomplish this we will:

    • Commemorate American Sea Service Heroes and important historical events,
    • Support the study of Naval History through writing, speaking and educational events,
    • Preserve Sea Service historical artifacts, documents and monuments, and
    • Promote Camaraderie among our Companions and members of similar organizations

    First Coast contact email is nousfc@gmail.com ; Like us on Twitter @nousfc 

    LEADERSHIP

    • Commander: CAPT Robert N. Whitkop, USN (Ret)
    • Vice Commander - Programs: CAPT Pete Wynkoop, USN (Ret)
    • Vice Commander - Membership: CAPT Gregory F. Streeter, USN (Ret)
    • Vice Commander - Enlisted Affairs: ETCM (SW) John R. Craft, USN (Ret)
    • USS Stark Memorial: CAPT Pete Wynkoop, USN (Ret) / CDR J. Michael McGrath, USN (Ret)
    • Treasurer: LCDR Frank Fenno, USN (Ret)
    • Asst Treasurer: CAPT Bill Wirth, USN (Ret)
    • Chaplain: CDR Steven Souder, CHC , USN
    • Historian: Dr Alan Bliss, Prof of History (University of North Florida
    • Charles F Adams Museum Liaison:  CAPT John E. O’Neil, Jr. , USN (Ret) Past First Coast Commander
    • Commandery Advisory Council: RADM George Huchting, USN (Ret); CAPT Gregory F. Streeter, USN (Ret) Past Commander General NOUS; CDR J. Michael McGrath, Immediate Past First Coast Commander; MGEN Gerry Maloney, USAF (Ret)
    • Commandery Companions: CAPT Ed Frohlich, USN (Ret); LCDR Mike Manko, USN (Ret); BMC (DV) Bill McLoughlin, USN (Ret); CAPT Jim Morgan, USN (Ret); HMC Tony Ross, USN (Ret); CAPT Chuck Walker, USN (Ret), et al

     

    EVENTS

    September

    7        Bi-Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors and interested Companions.  Held at Queens Harbor Clubhouse, 1100-1330.  All companions are invited.

    22        Social Gathering – Veterans United Craft Brewery (VUCB), 8999 Western Way #104, Jacksonville, FL 32256

    28        Congress Planning Meeting - QHYCC

    October

    5          Congress Planning Committee Meeting

    11        Congress Planning Meeting (Final)

    18        Alhambra Outing "The Addams Family" ICW Naval Order Congress

               (Alhambra is donating a part of the gate to the USS ADAMS Museum!!!)

    18-21   2017 Naval Order CONGRESS - Jacksonville Doubletree Hotel, Riverwalk South

    November

    9          Bi-Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors and interested Companions.  Officer slate determination and Annual Plan review.  Held at Queens Harbor Clubhouse, 1100-1330.  All companions are invited.

    December

    TBD     Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      Continuing the tradition started by the late VADM Mike Kalares, the Commandery will Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army from 9AM-6 PM at the Publix at Hodges and Atlantic. 

    10        19th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner Annual Formal Dinner Cypress Village.  Attire is Formal (Uniform, Tux, or equivalent).

    TBD     Jacksonville Symphony and Chorus Holiday Pops at the Time Union Center

      Annual concert with festive holiday music.  See Companion Mike Manko for details.

    26/TBD Electric Boat Parade – Jacksonville Downtown

      Jacksonville’s Annual Boat Parade on the Jacksonville waterfront followed by a Fireworks Show.  Best viewing from the Landing, or Southbank Riverwalk.

    For Info on any events call (904)672-8176 or e-mail:  nousfc@gmail.com 

    Like us on our Twitter Page @nousfc

    Naval Order Congress -2017 Planned for Jacksonville

    All Companions are invited to attend any and all Commandery events. Any questions email Bob Whitkop or Frank Fenno at  nousfc@gmail.com

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