Associate Members - Naval, Maritime and Military Organizations
HNSA Associate Members are organizations whose objectives are compatible with the objectives of the Historic Naval Ships Association. Examples are historic ships not yet open to the public, firms who supply goods and services to Fleet Members, for-profit tourist attractions such as ship excursion lines, and non-profit organizations working to obtain historic naval ships for siting and display as museum vessels.
HNSA encourages its Fleet Members to give preference to the products and services offered by its Associate Member vendors and suppliers. It also advises Fleet Members to make their own decisions regarding the purchase, employment or other use of the products and services offered by its Associate Members. HNSA incurs no liability and assumes no responsibility for problems that may occur prior to, during or after an Associate Member has supplied a product or performed a service in support of a Fleet Member.
If you are interested in becoming an associate member, contact Dr. William Cogar at [email protected]
NHS-UK is a government funded, independent organisation which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies, and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK. It maintains: the National Register of Historic Vessels which lists over a thousand significant craft; the National Archive of Historic Vessels for those craft now destroyed; the UK Replica List, and the Overseas Watch List which tracks vessels of outstanding significance outside the UK.
NHS-UK is also the initiator and manager of the Shipshape Network, which was set up to promote the regeneration of traditional maritime skills, encourage regional activities and improve communication amongst heritage training schemes.
The National Maritime Alliance was established in 1988 as a non-profit organization to promote America’s maritime heritage. The Alliance serves as an umbrella organization to represent the interests of all segments of the maritime heritage community. A principal goal is to bring together members of that community to work toward the shared objective of increased public support for America’s maritime heritage. It led the effort to create the National Maritime Heritage Act (1994). Advocacy efforts recently secured $9.5 million for the national maritime heritage grant program provided for in the Act, and administered by the National Park Service. The Maritime Heritage Conferences are organized by the National Maritime Alliance and partners.
The primary objective of the Foundation is to provide support to the Naval History and Heritage Command and to foster interest in American Naval History and promote patriotism through educational and literary endeavors.
The Naval Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of those who came before us. We know that passing this legacy on will serve to educate and inspire the generations who will follow. We raise funds and supervise the construction of cutting edge museum exhibits. We encourage students and teachers with educational programs, prizes, and fellowships. We work to ensure that America’s great naval history is proudly remembered.
MISSION: To encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects, preserve documents, portraits and other records of prominent figures deeds and memories of our naval and maritime history, and through fellowship of our members advance the Naval Order’s unselfish service and worthy aims for the security and enduring well-being of our country.
UNIQUENESS: The Naval Order is the oldest American hereditary exclusively naval society.
From its beginning, the Order has had a dedicated interest in Naval History and has encouraged its recording and preservation. The Order has a provision for membership based upon lineal descent, which ensures a strong continuing interest in the deeds and accomplishments of companions and their forebears in perpetuity. The Order’s linkage of present companions with their predecessors forges a common bond of responsible, honorable service to our country.
For information on eligibility and membership, please contact:
The Naval Submarine League is a professional organization for submariners and their supporters. The primary mission of the Naval Submarine League is to promote awareness of the importance of submarines to U.S. national security. The Naval Submarine League was founded and incorporated in Virginia as a non-profit organization in 1982 and now has 10 chapters across the nation. League membership is about 3100, including active duty, former enlisted and officer submariners, and civilians.
The Naval Submarine League is an organization which provides people from all walks of life with information about the submarine force and opportunities to demonstrate their strong support. Periodic forums are available to educate people on significant details of the goals and issues confronting the Submarine Force.
The Naval Undersea Museum Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to obtain and provide financial support for the development of the Naval Undersea Museum and museum programs and exhibits. The Foundation publishes the “Undersea Quarterly,” its newsletter, and operates the Naval Undersea Museum Store.
The U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation is a non-profit, philanthropic and social organization serving “anyone who has ever worn the Oakleaf” in the United States Navy.
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation “takes care of our own” by assisting, serving, informing, and inspiring the Supply Corps Community—perpetuating the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps. The Foundation pursues its mission by providing services and programs related to recruiting, training and development, transition, recognition, financial support and commemoration to the Supply Corps Community.
In 1970, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation was established as the financial arm of the Alumni Association and in 1996 the Foundation merged with a similar, but social organization, called The Navy Supply Corps School Alumni Association. The merger resulted in one organization with both social and charitable goals—The Navy Supply Corps Foundation.
Today, the Foundation boasts 10,000 members, including active duty, reservists, retired, former and Supply Corps family members and supports 37 Chapters world-wide, in places such as Japan, Djibouti, Bahrain, Sicily, Spain, and across the United States.
Since 1971, the Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded 2,431 scholarships valued in excess of $5,764,500 to Supply Corps family members and $2,500 in memorial scholarships annually to the children of Supply Corps officers who have died while on active duty.
The Navy Supply Foundation serves a diverse membership and strives to provide support throughout the lives of our members. Through the generous donations of our members and their families, the Foundation ensures continued development of family social events, community support activities, transition services, crisis funding, scholarships and historical Navy Supply Corps exhibits for years to come.
Navy Supply Corps Foundation 3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 200B Watkinsville, GA 30677 (706) 354-4111 www.usnscf.com
The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and develop appropriate programs focusing on the Citizen Soldier in the preservation of democracy. Colonel J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. Today, building upon that foundation through the generosity of private donors, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library has become a non-partisan research organization that attempts to increase the public understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served.
In a democratic society, it is important for people of all viewpoints to have an open, public forum to discuss the past, present, and future of the military. Through its collection and its programs, the Museum & Library is dedicated to serving as a forum for those discussions and preserving them for future generations. Since opening in 2003, the Museum & Library has hosted more than 400 events featuring the country’s most acclaimed authors, historians, journalists, and scholars.
This organization promotes coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare; and it supports the activities of Surface Naval Forces.
The Surface Navy Association (SNA) was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces. The Association’s first elected President, Vice Admiral Robert L. Walters, presided over the first board meeting in January, 1987. In an effort to expand the communication and education goals of the Association, an annual symposium and convention was begun in 1988.
MISSION: We are an Association at the center of Surface Warfare that provides for its members support, programs and activities which enable professional growth, personal satisfaction and camaraderie.
PURPOSE: To promote recognition of the role of the Navy and Surface Forces in United States’ security.
To recognize and publicize professional excellence in Surface Naval Forces.
To deal with the challenges in the role of Naval Forces in national security.
To promote liaison and communication among military, academic and business communities.
To foster and preserve the heritage of the Surface Naval Forces in the United States Navy.
To provide forums on professional matters affecting Surface Naval Forces and the United States Navy.