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* Next Board Meeting - 4 March - Red Lion
* Next Tour - 31 March - 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 "Annual Healy Dinner"

Wednesday, 11 March 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 Liberty High School Junior NROTC
  • Recognition of Corporate Member GE Power Conversion
  • Recognition of the University of Washington Navy ROTC
  • Honoring the USCGC Healy's Sailors of the Quarter and Sailor of the Year
Our Keynote Speaker will be:

Captain John Reeves, USCG
Commanding Officer, USCGC Healy
Topic: "Arctic Science and the Opening of the NW Passage"

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

Cost per person $40.00 paid by Monday, March 9th 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

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

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

The deadline for signing up for this tour is 13 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, 12 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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Navy Times

USS Ranger being towed off into history

Mothballed carrier leaving Bremerton to be scrapped in Texas

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Meet the Navy Region Northwest Sailor of the Year!

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

Last Prowler flies into history

The last EA-6B Prowler will be feaured later this year during a June open house at NAS Whidbey Island

Read the full story here.

Navy Crosswind

Governor recognizes NAS Whidbey personnel

Navy airmen and others honored for actions following Oso mudslide

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Fishing vessel freed from ice by Seattle-based icebreaker on its way home

The Antarctic Chieftain, freed by USCGC Polar Star, is now in open water and is being escorted to New Zealand.

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

New USO center opens at Seatac Airport

Read the full story here.

Whidbey Crosswind

Oak Harbor Pearl Harbor vet returns to Hawaii

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

Destroyer Squadron 9 Change of Command

Read the full story here.

Daily Mail (of London)

One of last Doolittle Raiders dies in Sumner

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Saylor (retired) passed away Jan 28 at age 94. He was one of the airmen who volunteered to fly a dangerous mission over Tokyo that boosted American morale a few months after Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Read the full story here.

Puget Sound Business Journal

Navy wants more Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Read the full story here.

U.S. Navy Public Affairs

USS Rodney M. Davis decommissioned at Everett

Click on the link below for pictures!

Read the full story here.

Whidbey Crosswind

P-8A Simulator coming to NAS Whidbey Island

Read the full story here.

USCG Twiitter

Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is greeted by summer snow near McMurdo Station, Antarctica Jan. 12, 2015. The icebreaker is providing logistics support to the National Science Foundation's research efforts at the bottom of the world. (Photo by Peter Rejcek via USCG Twitter)

AP via Navy Times

USS John Stennis leaves Bremerton after overhaul

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Coast Guard escorts USS Nimitz to new homeport

Read the full story here.


Retired USCG Officer passes away

Lieutenant Commander Anthony Owens, USCG (retired) passed away Dec. 18 in Bellevue, of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). His death is notable because of way he lived his life, especially as the disease progressed. I think you’ll find the video link below inspiring. – Phil Johnson

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Whidbey squadron gets first C-40A aircraft

Boeing 737-700 to be used for logistics support

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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