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The Navy League's Millennium Council.

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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 2014 Voyager is now available on-line in the Voyager Newsletter section.

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Lake Washington Council - NLUS Tour
Boeing's ScanEagle

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

This is another unique tour opportunity for the members and friends of the Lake Washington Council!

This tour is limited to 25 guests so early sign up is highly recommended.

  • 0600 Depart Seattle
  • 1000 Arrive Arlington, OR
  • 1015 Observe ScanEagle Flight
  • 1130 Lunch & Debrief
  • 1215 Depart for Bingen, WA
  • 1345 Tour Eagle Point Production Facility
  • 1500 Depart for Seattle
  • 1900 Arrive Seattle

To Attend, please email Jim Ardissono at with the following information:

  1. Full Legal Name
  2. Your Mailing Address
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Cell Phone Number

You will need to bring your Driver's License for documentation upon check-in at Arlington, OR and Bingen, WA.

We also recommend CARPOOLING.

Questions??? Please contact Jim Ardissono, Director of Tours, at 425-503-2556

Save the Dates

Upcoming Dinner Events

  • Early Fall Dinner Event
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    Wednesday, 10 September 2014
    1800 - 2100
    Keynote Speaker To be Announced
  • Late Fall Dinner
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    Wednesday, 3 December 2014
    1800 - 2100
    Special Guests
    • USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)
      Underwater Research & Development Squadron
      USCG Response Boat - Medium PRO

Please check back for details and registration …

Upcoming Tours

  • Tuesday, 16 September 2014
    Boeing's ScanEagle
  • See announcement above

Please check back for dates, time, details …

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Sea Service News

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Coast Guard boat on wheels in Seattle parade

Rear Admiral Richard Gromlich, 13th Coast Guard District Commander, waves to the crowd lining Seattle's Seafair Torchlight Parade Saturday evening, July 26th. The Admiral's platform ia a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from CG Station Seattle at Pier 36. (LWC photo by A. Johnson)

USCG Public Affairs

Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor Change of Command

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Navy Region Northwest Change of Command

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Submarine Group 9 Change of Command

Read the full story here.

Bellevue Reporter

Navy Leaguer Tony Caruso passes away at 77

Tony died June 9th. The link at the bottom of this entry will lead you to a page where you can find a second link to the full obituary.

Read the full story here.


Seattle-based icebreaker rescues sailboat from ice

The Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, a Lake Washington Council-sponsored unit, freed a 36-foot sailboat trapped in ice northeast of Barrow, Alaska June 12th.

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Navy ships return to Seafair for 2014

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Congratulations, Admiral Gromlich!

Rear Admiral (lower half) Richard T. Gromlich, 13th Coast Guard District Commander, was promoted to Rear Admiral (upper half) July 1st. His family is shown here putting on the new 2-star shoulderboards. You can read Admiral Gromlich's official bio at the link below. (USCG Photo by Petty Officer Jordan Akiyama)

Read the full story here.


Bangor-based sub sets patrol record

The USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) arrived home June 14 after 140 days at sea.

Read the full story here.

Dept. of Defense

Marine Corps pilot lands Harrier on a stool at sea

The U.S. military has released video of a Marine fighter pilot who made a great landing on a ship in early June -- without the benefit of his plane's nose gear. You'll want to view this more than once.

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Coast Guard Command Master Chief relief

Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden (left) passes the title of 13th Coast Guard District command master chief to Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Lindsey (right) during a change of the watch ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich, commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, held at Coast Guard Base Seattle June 23. Command master chiefs strengthen the chain of command by keeping the command aware of anything that could affect the mission, readiness, welfare and morale of those under their command Vanderhaden becomes command master chief at the Coast Guard Pacific Area Command in Alameda, CA. See link below for Vanderhaden's bio. (USCG photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama)

Read the full story here.


Aircraft carrier moving south to Bremerton

USS Nimitz will move from Everett to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard next year for 16 months of maintenance work. (USN photo)

Read the full story here.

Visits since 1/1/2009
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

Everett Council of the Navy League

Tacoma Council of the Navy League

Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council of the Navy League


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* Educate national leaders and the nation * Support the men and women of the sea services * Provide assistance to sea service families * Support youth programs *
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