Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Don

It is interesting to learn how different people come to volunteer at the museum. For Don Tjossem, it started with his interest in naval covers. No, not the Dixie Cup, Combination Cover, or ball caps. A naval cover is any envelope, postcard, or other postal medium that...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Harry

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Harry Retired Master Chief Machinist Mate (N) Harry Gilger loves people.  He also likes to talk, and mentor and help people along the way. That is why he loved his job as Chief of the Boat during his last 10 years in the Navy, and which...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Dawn

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Dawn Dawn Daily began her work at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (USNUM) as a contract Museum Education Specialist.  From June to September 2019, she worked with Valerie at USNUM and Carolyn of the Puget Sound Navy Museum to develop and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cathy

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cathy Cathy Wedelstaedt comes to us from Dow Chemical Corporate R&D in Michigan. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in chemistry. Upon graduation, she joined Dow Chemical’s Analytical...

Introduction to New NUMF President Merle Vogel

Introduction to New Naval Undersea Museum Foundation President Merle Vogel I was born in Seattle, started elementary school in Issaquah, moved to Richland, Washington and graduated from high school there. I joined the Navy and served on two nuclear submarines and two...