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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 September 2014 Voyager is now available on-line in the Voyager Newsletter section.


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Join us for our Annual Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) and UR&D Dinner Event

Wednesday, 3 December 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
  • Recognizing the Officer and Enlisted members of the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) and the Underwater Research & Development Detachment
Our Keynote Speakers will be:

Commodore Doug Perry, USN
Commander DEVRON Five

Commander Brian Elkowitz, USN
Commanding Officer, USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23)

Officer in Charge, UR&D

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

Cost per person $40.00 paid by Monday, December 1st 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

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Upcoming Dinner Events

  • January Dinner
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    Wednesday, 14 January 2015
    1800 - 2100
    Presentation of our Annual John and Cindy Lifetime Achievement Award
    Keynote Speaker: Captain Donna Conttrell USCG
    Chief of Staff, Coast Guard District 13
  • Our Annual USCGC Healy Dinner
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    Wednesday, 11 March 2015
    1800 - 2100
    Special Guests
    • Members of the USCGC Healy
    Keynote Speaker: Captain John Reeves, USCG
    Commanding Officer, USCGC Healy

Please check back for details and registration …

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Sea Service News

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New submarine named for Washington State

The Navy held a keel-laying ceremony Nov. 22 for what will become the USS Washington (SSN 787), a Virginia-class submarine, in Newport News, Virginia. The new boat is named for the State of Washington. Ken Sparks and Larry Salter were there. Watch for Kens photos and an article about the ceremony in the next Voyager!

USN Public Affairs

Friend of Navy League nominated for fourth star

Vice Admiral Scott Swift has been nominated for appointment to the rank of Admiral and for assignment as commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Swift is currently serving as director, Navy Staff, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. As a Rear Admiral, Swift was Commander of Carrier Strike Group 9 (of which the USS Abraham Lincoln was the flagship). He was relieved in 2010. Swift spoke fondly of Navy League hospitality in Seattle. See his official biography at the link below.

Read the full story here.

AP via MSN

USCG Polar icebreakers get some national attention

USCGC Polar Star in Antarctica (undated USCG photo)

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

Whidbey-based "Yellow Jackets" participate in Korea exercise

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Last-ever EA-6B Squadron has returned to NAS Whidbey Island

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

USS Ingraham decommissioned at Naval Station Everett

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Lost Coast Guard WW II hero honored (USCG photo)

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

USS Stennis off for sea trials

Read the full story here.


Navy League scholarship season is open!

Read the full story here.

Coast Guard Public Affairs

Coast Guard Petty Officer praised for Oso recovery work

Petty Officer First Class Ryan Olson, a volunteer firefighter in Oso, contributed more than 260 hours of recovery efforts in the aftermath of the tragic landslide.

Read the full story here.

Navy Times

Blue Angel flies through Golden Gate Bridge - PHOTO

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Navy News Service

USS Nebraska Change of Command

Read the full story here.

Navy News Service

K-9 Afghanistan vet now protects Naval Station Everett

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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