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The Navy League's Millennium Council.

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* Next Dinner Event - 13 May - Red Lion Bellevue Dinner
* Next Board Meeting - 6 or 7 May - Red Lion
* Next Tour - April 14th - Trident Tour

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

Lake Washington Council News

Join us for our "Spring Dinner Event"

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Red Lion Bellevue Inn
11211 Main St, Bellevue WA 98004

On-line Dinner Reservations

The evening will include:
  • Presentation of the Colors by the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps
    Naval Station Everett Division
  • Presentation by Beth Knox, Seattle Seafair President
  • Political Update by Chad Magendanz
    Washington State Representative - 5th District
  • Recognizing Adopted Unit US Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Our Keynote Speaker will be:

Rear Admiral David M. Kriete, USN
Commander, Submarine Group Nine
Topic: To Be Announced

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

Cost per person $40.00 paid by Monday, May 11th or $45.00 at the door

Register On-Line Now.

You may also make your reservation via e-mail to

Attn: New Address

Mail your check, payable to LWC-NLUS, to:
PO Box 547
Bellevue, WA 98009-0547

LWC Tour of a Trident Submarine

31 March 2015
Added Tour: 14 April 2014

Trident submarine
The tours will start at:
  • 12:15 - Meet the Bus at
    • 1 Garnet Way
    • Keyport, WA 98345
  • 3:30 - End of Tours

31 March tour registration is closed
To register for 14 April tour please do so by E-Mail to Jim Ardissono:

The deadline for signing up for the second tour is 31 March.

Include the following information:
  • Full legal name (First Name, Middle Name & Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Last four numbers of your SSN
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Title/Occupation
  • Cell Phone Number

Jim will then email you the forms to complete, to attend the tour

Navy requirements include:
  • U S CITIZEN =Passport and Driver's License or ENHANCED Driver's License
  • At Least 11 Years Old
  • NO Cell Phones, Cameras, electronic equipment allowed on Tour
Questions - contact:

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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

Please check back for details and registration …

Upcoming Tours

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

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Sea Service News

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U.S. Navy Public Affairs

Naval aviator laid to rest - 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.


Best carrier flight ops video ever produced

Hereís an outstanding two-part video produced for and broadcast by PBS, part of a documentary about flight operations with Carrier Air Wing 11 aboard USS Nimitz in 2005. Itís nighttime, the flight deck pitches severely in 30-ft. seas, and aircraft fuel states are low. Itís exciting, unnerving, and at times heart-stopping -- even for pilots and crew. You wonít forget it!

Video Part One

Video Part Two


USCG Public Affairs

Coast Guard has high praise for new Response Boat-Medium

The U.S. Coast Guard has found the Response Boat-Mediuim to be a great performer across the service's boat missions -- and across the country. Many of these boats were built by Kvichak Marine Industries of Kent (now merging with Vigor Industrial), an LWC Corporate Member. (USCG photo by Petty Officer First Class Adam Eggers)

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Coast Guard District 13 EPOY & REPOY of the Year

Congratulations to AET1 Trevor Sly and ME1 Ryan Olson! - SEE VIDEO at the link below.

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

NAVSTA Everett Sea Cadets get training aboard two Coast Guard Cutters Mar. 21

Read the full story here.

Department of Defense Public Affairs

Corpsman awarded Silver Star

Petty Officer saved four lives in Afghanistan

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

WW II Veterans honored at Sea-Tac Airport

A sailor escorts an honored World War II veteran through active duty service members Mar. 16, 2015 during the arrival from Puget Sound Honor Flights. Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor Americaís veterans for all their sacrifices. (USN photo by PO3 Charles D. Gaddis IV)

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

100th anniversary of Navy Reserve celebrated at Everett

Attendees at the Navy Reserve Centennial Commemoration event at Naval Station Everett Mar. 14, 2015, watch a video presentation from President Obama. The ceremony was presented by Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command and Navy Operational Support Center Everett. (USN photo by MC1 Chad V. Pritt)

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

First Aussies train on Growlers at NAS Whidbey

Read the full story here.

Navy Times

Former Whidbey Corpsman receives heroism award

Navy Petty Officer risked his life to save others after the Oso mudslide.

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

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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