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The Lake Washington Council is dedicated to educating citizens and public officials of the need to maintain this great country's national security and economic vitality through strong sea services. We are committed to fully supporting our splendid sailors, marines, coastguardsmen, merchant mariners, and their families.

The June 2015 Voyager is now available on-line in the Voyager Newsletter section.

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    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    Wednesday, 23 September 2015
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Sea Service News

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U.S. Coast Guard

USCG Katrina documentary available for early viewing

Below is a PBS link to "Paratus 14:50," a great 90-minute documentary of USCG heroism in response to Hurricane Katrina. The film was produced by a member of the Coast Guard family. No login is required for standard-definition viewing. Thanks to Mr. John Hecker, Staff Assistant to the Vice Commandant, for providing the opportunity to view the documentary prior to airing.

Read the full story here.

Submarine Group 9 Public Affairs

Seawolf returns from Arctic Deployment

The fast attack submarine is back home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton after six months in (mostly under) the Arctic. And as you'll see, the crew performed a little localized "icebreaking."

Read the full story here.

America's Forgotten Fleet

This is a well-written story about 75 former Navy frigates manned by the Coast Guard during World War II.

Read the full story here.

USCGC Public Affairs

Polar Bear Photos

I couldn't resist posting this photo: A polar bear is observed off Coast Guard Cutter Healy's stern, Aug. 23, 2015, while the cutter is underway in the Arctic Ocean in support of Geotraces. Geotraces is Healy's second science mission of the summer, and is an international effort to study the distribution of trace elements in the world's oceans. (USCG photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) - AND see the rare photo of an "icebow" at the link below.

Read the full story here.

USCGC Healy Public Affairs

Here's a detailed, hot-off-the-Internet look at the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy's activities in the Arctic this summer -- and what it's about to do. Click below to read the "Blue Nose Tribune" Issue #2

Read the full story here.

Navy Times

Navy commissions newest attack submarine

The USS John Warner (SSN 785), called the Navy's "most lethal weapon," was commissioned Aug. 1 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

Read the full story here.

BBC News

USCGC Eagle history - through the eyes of an original German crewman

The Coast Guard training barque Eagle was once called the "Horst Wessel." Here are the memories of a crewman who has known America's tall ship in both of its roles.

Read the full story here.

Defense News

Australia buying 12 Boeing Growlers

RAAF's first EA-18 rolled out in St. Louis

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Dick Devlin

Don Boyer passes away

Don Boyer was a legend in Oak Harbor and a giant in Navy League. He was totally committed to Navy League and recruited most of the people who lived in Oak Harbor and who became life members. - More information in the next Voyager.

USCGC Healy Public Affairs

Cutter Healy tests remote rescues in the Arctic

Coast Guard icebreaker Healy tests search and rescue abilities with industry partners off the north shore of Alaska. (Web Editor's note: This release was written by the daughter of Council Member Captain Dave Visneski, USCG (Retired)).

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

Navy Third Fleet Change of Command

Read the full story here.

Navy Times

CNO's career could have ended early,

The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jon Greenert, might never have made Lieutenant -- had it not been for the integrity of his then-Commanding Officer.

Read the full story here.

USCGC Public Affairs

Coast Guard Base Seattle Change of Command

Captain Marc LeBeau, A highly-accomplished officer and a good friend of the Navy League, departed 17 July for his new assignment at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Read the full story here.

Visits since 1/1/2015
Business Associates
Financial and/or in-kind support of the following firms allow LWC to fulfill our mission.

Corporate Members


GE Energy Management


Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.


Safe Boats International
"God, Country, and Fast Boats"

Schneider Electric


Vigor Shipyards

Community Affiliates

American Printing & Publishing Inc.

B.E. Meyers

Cadick Corp.

Craig Chapman, CFP®, Financial Advisor

First Command Financial Services
Burlington, WA

Flags & Flagpoles Northwest

Forde Financial & Tax, Inc.

Global Construction Services, Inc.

Gloria R. James, PLLC
Attorney at Law

Red Lion Bellevue Hotel

USAA Online Banking

Vertical Path Recruiting


Hire America's Heroes

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Tacoma Council of the Navy League

Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council of the Navy League


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