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

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USCGC Ice Breaker Healy Orintation Cruise

Saturday, 13 June 2015


The Lake Washington Everett Council invites you to join us for an Orientation Cruise aboard the USCGC Ice Breaker Healy. The sailing will be within Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.

  • Saturday 13 June 2015 = 0800 - 1500
  • Pier 36, Coast Guard Base Seattle
  • Limited to 30 guests
  • Minimum Age - 5 years old
  • (If you are bringing a child under 10 years old you will need to bring a Type I life jacket for him/her.)
  • Casual attire, tennis (type) shoes and jacket
  • "Burger Lunch" will be provided at no cost to our guests. If vegetarian, please Specify)
  • 0730 - Arrive at Pier 36 - Parking will be provided on the Base
  • 0800 - Navigation Brief on the Bridge
  • 0915 - Welcome Aboard and Safety Brief in the Hanger
  • 1000 - Underway
  • 1100 - Lunch
  • 1300 - Passing Alki Point and Retirement Ceremony for Captain White, USCG
  • 1500 - Return to Pier 36 & Your Cars

To register for this tour please do so by E-Mail to Jim Ardissono:

  • EMAIL:
  • Full Name, Rank and Title (if you have one)
  • Bring Driver's License I/D to access Pier 36

The deadline for signing up for this tour is 29 May 2015 at 1300.

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Upcoming Dinner Events

  • Spring Dinner
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    Wednesday, 13 May 2015
    Keynote Speaker: Rear Admiral Dave Kriete, USN
    Commander, SUBGRU Nine

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Sea Service News

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Stars and Stripes

Boeing's P-8A proving itself over South China Sea

Read the full story here.


New Head of Electronic Attack Weapons School at NAS Whidbey

Commander Steven Thomas now heads the school that teaches "Growler" tactics to air and ground crews

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Local Coast Guard members honor WW II vets

Rear Admiral Richard Gromlich, Commander, 13th Coast Guard District, shakes hands with Warren Walker, a World War II Army veteran, during a Puget Sound Honor Flight welcome-home celebration at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, May 11, 2015.

Read the full story here.

Whidbey Crosswind

NAS Whidbey couple honored for lifesaving actions

Read the full story here.

National Press Club

Lunch with Ray Mabus

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spoke to the National Press Club in Washington, DC, April 30th, addressing important issues facing the Service and providing information that Navy Leaguers need to know. His talk begins about 5 minutes into the video. See it at the link below.

Press Club Video

U.S. Navy Public Affairs

Naval aviator laid to rest in Tacoma - 38 years later

Lieuenant (junior grade) Richard C. Clark was shot down over Vietnam in 1967, but his remains were not positively identified until last year.

Read the full story here.

Navy Times

Third Fleet to get new boss

Vice Admiral Nora Tyson has been nominated to command the U.S. Navy's Third Fleet, headquartered in San Diego. Third Fleet includes Carrier Strike Group 3 (USS Stennis, Bremerton) and Carrier Strike Group 11 (USS Nimitz, also homeported in Bremerton). Tyson currently serves as Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Read the full story here.

DoD Publlic Affairs

PSNS Commander selected for first star

Navy Captain Stephen F. Williamson, currently serving as commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half). The announcement was made April 14 in a Department of Defense news release. (USN photo)

USCG Public Affairs

Bangor-based Coast Guard Cutter hosts NJROTIC

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mika Cornelius, a damage controlman, helps Carrie Guyt, Bremerton High School Naval JROTC, don firefighting equipment aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox, an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Bangor, Wash., while underway near Bremerton, Wash., April 13, 2015. (USCG photo by Petty Officer First Class George Degener)

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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Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council of the Navy League


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