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The Navy League's Millennium Council.

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* Next Tour - 16 September Boeing

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.

Lake Washington Council News

Join us for our Early Fall Dinner Event

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Red Lion Bellevue Inn
11211 Main St, Bellevue WA 98004

On-line Dinner Reservations

The evening will include:
  • Presentation of the Colors by the Liberty High School Junior NROTC
  • Recognition of the Liberty High Junior ROTC and the presentation of our Annual Lake Washington Council Stipend
  • Comments by the LHS ROTC Commanding Officer
  • Announcing our first Lake Washington Council Golf Tournament
Our Keynote Speaker will be:

Commander Michael L. Schoonover, USCG
Commanding Officer, Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor

  • No Host Social Hour: 6:00pm
  • Buffet Dinner 7:00pm
  • Program 7:30pm
  • Adjourn 9:00pm

Cost per person $40.00 paid by Monday, September 8th or $45.00 at the door

Register On-Line Now.

You may also make your reservation via e-mail to

Mail your check, payable to LWC-NLUS, to:
PO Box 183
Medina WA 98039-0183

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

  • 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 …

Special Event

  • Lake Washington Council Golf Tournament
    Eagle Pride Golf Course - JBLM
    Monday, 29 September 2014
    Details Pending

Upcoming Tours

Please check back for dates, time, details …

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Sea Service News

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USN Public Affairs

Trident sub crew gets new commanding officer

A Change of Command ceremony for USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) Gold Crew took place Aug. 15 at Keyport

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Navy, Coast Guard disrupt cocaine shipment

The Everett-based USS Ingraham and a Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detatchment teamed up to interdict a cocaine shipment estimated at 300 kilograms (660 lbs.) and detained three suspected smugglers off Central America.

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Forging a friendship on Hood Canal

Coast Guard & Navy League team up to provide an exceptional-needs man the opportunity to live a dream for a day.

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Whidbey P-3C Orions begin deployment

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Healy's Arctic mission

Here's an inside look at what the Seattle-based Coast Guard icebreaker Healy does in the Arctic. Three LWC Members will be riding the ship from Juneau to Seattle early next month.

Read the full story here.

Navy Public Affairs

Chief of Naval Operations, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy visit NAS Whidbey August 5th

Read the full story here.

Bremerton-Olympic Council - NLUS

Longtime Navy Leaguer Carolyn Dankers passes away

Read the full story here.

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.

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.

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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