Lake Washington-Everett Council
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The Navy League's Millennium Council.

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* Next Dinner Event - Wednesday, 9 March 2016
* Next Board Meeting - 2 March 2016
* Next Tour - 17 February 2016

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

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Council News

BOEING Everett Final Assembly Line Tour
[787, 777, 767, 747, Tanker, Wide Body, 777X Wings]

Sorry, this tour is FULL
Please check back for our next tour.

Wednesday 17 February 2016

0930 Guests Arrive & Park at FUTURE OF FLIGHT
8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275
Noon Tour ends at FUTURE OF FLIGHT

To attend the Tour, PLEASE email:
You must be a US Citizen
Provide your FULL LEGAL NAME

Questions: Jim Ardissono . . . .425-391-5567

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Upcoming Dinner Events

  • Our Annual Healy Dinner Event
    Wednesday, 9 March 2016
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    11211 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004
    Keynote Speaker: Captain Jason Hamilton USCG
    • Commanding Officer
    • USCGC Healy

    The Healy recently returned from its annual deployment to the Bearing Sea at which time it became the first US ship to go to the North Pole unaccompanied.

Please check back for future dinner dates, times, details …

Upcoming Tours

  • Our next Tour will be scheduled in early 2016
  • Boeing - Everett Plant
    747- 767 - 777 - 787
    17 February 2016

  • Trident Submarine
    28 April 2016
  • USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 723)
    3 August 2016

Please check back for future tour dates, times, details …

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Sea Service News

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NAVSTA Everett Public Affairs

Naval Station Everett to participate in security exercise

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

NW USCG Member receives rare award for heroism

A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, Oregon, has earned the Coast Guard Medal. It is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Coast Guard, distinguishes himself or herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.

Read the full story here.


Washington driver's licenses no longer good at DoD facilities

Due to the "Real ID" law, military installations will no longer accept Washington driver's licenses as identification for visitors. This includes all stations and bases in Navy Region Northwest. The Navy asks you to bring your passport to the gate.

Read the full story here.

Military Times

Where did the racing stripe go?

No, this isn't a Canadian rescue helicopter. It belongs to the U.S. Coast Guard. It landed at Air Station Astoria Jan. 15. Find out the reason for the unusual paint job at the link below (USCG photo)

Read the full story here.

Navy Times

Coast Guard moves to design new heavy icebreakers

Read the full story here.

Kitsap Sun

Navy works to earthquake-proof oldest buildings

The Navy is retrofitting its oldest structures at Naval Base Kitsap and the Bremerton Navy Yard.

Read the full story here.

The Aviationist

VIDEO: A night carrier landing during electrical problems

Night landings on an aircraft carrier are challenging. But how about adding a lighting failure aboard the ship? The video below is not new, but recently surfaced. Prepare to get sweaty palms just watching!

Read the full story here.


USCG Commandant's Holiday Greeting Card

A distinct honor for the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, a Council-adopted unit. The ship was chosen for the image on Admiral Paul Zukunft's annual greeting card.

Click on the link below to see the image (which you may have to rotate).

Read the full story here.

USN Chief of Information

Nimitz to remain in Bremerton through 2018

The aircraft carrier was scheduled to return to Everett in 2016. The Navy's reversal avoids multiple home port changes. (USN photo)

Read the full story here.

South Whidbey Record

NAS Whidbey Island named Navy's best base

Read the full story here.

U.S. Naval Institute

Coast Guard finalizing icebreaker acquisition strategy

The Coast Guard hopes to begin production-related activities by 2020, but will liikely need financial help from other agencies.

Read the full story here.


First Navy message spreading the word about Pearl Harbor

The message was sent by then-Lieutenant Commander Logan Ramsey. Click the link below for a full-size image. It will take a while to load.

Read the full story here.

West Virginia University

This may be the best-ever salute to the military services by a college marching band!

The West Virginia University marching band performed this salute Nov. 6, 2011. Thanks to Captain Ray Copin, USCG (Retired) for the contribution. See the impressive video at the link below.

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Coast Guard Cutter Healy tests "digital lightship" concept

The Seattle-based icebreaker was the platform for a lot of Arctic science, but also for testing of digital Aids to Navigation

Read the full story here.


International Maritime Organization honors Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer

Aviation Survival Technician Christopher Leon honored for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

Read the full story here.

Visits since 1/1/2016
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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* 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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