The Military Order of the World Wars monthly meeting is Tuesday Aug. 15 in Room 203A at the Los Alamos Research Park.
The speaker is Dr. Glen McDuff talking about Navy Nukes. The U.S. Navy was instrumental in the development of atomic weapons from the very beginning. Navy participation in the Manhattan Project at all levels of science and engineering was crucial to the success and the ending of WWII. Naval officers commanded the combat missions to both Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a Navy Commander became the first director of Los Alamos after the war. Contributions to the nuclear weapons is extensive. From the deployment of the first nuclear armed cruise missile 1955 which gave the U.S. vast superiority in accurate targeting to the first submarine launched ballistic missile which formed the basis for the modern nuclear triad. The Navy has been a valued and significant player in the nuclear stockpile.
The meeting will begin with a social period starting at 6 p.m. A brief meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with the speaker at about 7:15 p.m. The Military Order of the World Wars meetings are open to interested citizens. For further information, call Gregg Giesler at 505.662.5574 or email at email@example.com.
Because of the ongoing COVID situation, the meeting will be a hybrid session including Zoom. Zoom will start at about 6 p.m. and Zoom details will be in the reminder email two days before the meeting.
An Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. The principal objectives of the MOWW are continuing service to the Nation, and patriotic educational opportunity for the nation’s youth and citizens. Current youth programs are focused upon annual Youth Leadership Conferences for high school students presented in New Mexico by its related Sunbelt Patriotic Youth Leadership Conferences, Inc. Current, former and retired federally commissioned officers of all branches of the United States Uniformed Services are eligible for membership in the MOWW and are especially invited to attend our meetings.
For additional information about MOWW membership, call Commander Gregg Giesler at 505.662.5574.