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 email@example.com ; Like us on Twitter @nousfc
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)
Treasurer: LCDR Frank Fenno, USN (Ret)
Asst Treasurer: CAPT Bill Wirth, USN (Ret)
Chaplain: CDR Reverend Steven Souders, USN, CHC, (Ret)
Historian: Mr Bill Webb
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
Commandery Companions: VADM Al Konetzni, USN(Ret); CAPT Ed Frohlich, USN (Ret); CAPT Bob Buehn, 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
NOUS Florida First Coast Commandery Annual OPLAN 2019
18 Bi-Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors and interested Companions. Held at TBD, , 1100-1330. All companions are invited.
19 Mid-Summer Join-up (Intution Ale Works, Bay St and A.Philip Randolph near the Baseball Grounds) 1730-1930
25 End of Summer Social Join-up and Party BASH (Cypress Village Party Deck)
12 Bi-Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors and interested Companions. Held at Cypress Village Dining Room, 1100-1330. All companions are invited.
20 POW-MIA Remembrance ICW Navy League, Location TBD, Guest Speaker-TBD)
20 Social Gathering – Veterans United Craft Brewery, Western Way, Jax 1700-1930
4(planned) Remembrance Luncheon -(El Faro Sinking (4 yr Anniversary) / Huguenot’s Massacre at Fort Caroline (1565) /
18 Trafalgar Day (21st 1805) – VUCB (CONGRESS Send-off)
23-27 2018 Naval Order CONGRESS – Boston, MA
7 Bi-Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors and interested Companions. Officer slate determination and Annual Plan review. Held at Cypress Village Dining Room, , 1100-1330. All companions are invited.
15 Pre-Thanksgiving Join-up (Intuition / Distillery)
29 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.
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.
8 21st Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner Annual Formal Dinner to be held TBD. Attire is Formal (Dinner Dress Uniform, Tux, or equivalent).
TBD Jacksonville Symphony and Chorus Holiday Pops at the Time Union Center
Annual concert with festive holiday music.
For Info on any events call (904)410-2107 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida First Coast Commandery has been Awarded the Lee Douglas Memorial Award as Best Commandery in the Order for 2017-2018
The USS Charles F Adams (DDG-2) as a Museum ship in Jacksonville has been abandoned by the City and the Navy. The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association is pursuing other options for the Jacksonville waterfront which includes the WWII Era USS Orleck (DD-886), currently in Lake Charles, LA !
Volunteer to help us promote Naval History in Jacksonville! We will be working on a HIstory Essay Contest, Establishing a History Trail, and Promoting History events ICW the Jax Historical Society and Museum of Science and History(MOSH)! Call or e-mail if you’d like to help!
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All Companions are invited to attend any and all Commandery events. Any questions email Bob Whitkop or Pete Wynkoop at email@example.com
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