Lake Washington Council
Chartered 1 January 2001
The Navy League's Millennium Council.

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* Next Dinner Event - Wedneday May 21st, 6:30 PM, Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
* Next Board Meeting - Tuesday 15 April 2014 6:30pm Bellevue Red Lion
* Next Tour - Wednesday 9 April NAS Whidbey and Saturday 12 April Healy Cruise (limited)

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

Lake Washington Council News

Lake Washington Council - NLUS Tour

Wednesday, 9 April 2014    10 AM - 2:45 PM

They are arranging lunch for us (approximately $10).

We can bring 40 guests so sign UP EARLY.

To Attend, please email Jim Ardissono at

Please include the following information:

  1. Full Legal Name (last name 1st)
  2. Driver's License Number & State
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Must Be US Citizen (Yes)
  5. Cell Phone Number

Questions??? Please contact Jim Ardissono, Director of Tours, at W) 425-391-5567 OR C) 425-503-2556

Save the Date

Upcoming Dinner Events

  • Wednesday 21 May 2014
    Keynote Speaker: Rear Admiral Richard Gromlich, USCG Commander, Coast Guard District 13
    (To be Confirmed)
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel, 1800 - 2100

Please check back for details and registration …

Upcoming Tours

Please check back for dates, time, details …

Upcoming Special Events

  • Coast Guard Ball
    Saturday, 27 September 2014
    Bellevue Westin Hotel
    sponsored by NLUS-LWC
  • Watch for more details …

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Sea Service News

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USN Public Affairs

Whidbey Growler Squadron trains in multinational exercisse

Black Ravens of VAQ-135 fly at Red Flag 14-1

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

Update - USS Momsen

Guided missile destroyer continues drydock period

Read the full story here.

USCG Acquisition Directorate

Coast Guard orders new vessels from SAFE Boats

The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered six new "Over the Horizon" Cutter Boats from SAFE Boats, International of Bremerton, an LWC Corporate Member

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Polar Star arrives home

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned to Seattle from Operation Deep Freeze, March 21, 2014, after a 108-day deployment to Antarctica. (USCG photo by PO3 Jordan Akiyama)

Read the full story here.


Coast Guard Vice Commandant nominated

President Obama has nominated Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger, currently Deputy Commandant for operations, as the next Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Read the full story here.

USN Public Affairs

Submarine Development Squdron 5 Change of Command

SUBDEVRON 5 Change of Command ceremony was held March 17 at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport.

Read the full story here.

The Herald of Everett

Ingraham leaves for deployment

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) departed Naval Station Everett March 11 for a seven-month deployment.

Read the full story here.

Navy Times

Crew members help mother of Navy ship's namesake

Sailors aboard USS Gonzalez pass the hat to repair the home of the woman whose son the ship is named for.

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Coast Guardsman becomes third-generation Surfman

Read the full story here.

Department of Defense

Change of Command for Navy Region Northwest

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced March 4th that Rear Adm. Babette Bolivar will be assigned as commander, U.S. Pacific Command Representative, Guam. Bolivar is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Northwest, Silverdale, WA.

U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs

Vice Admiral Paul Zukunft selected to head the Coast Guard

If confirmed, the USCG Pacific Area Commander will receive a 4th star and become the service's 25th Commandant.

Read the full story here.

Puget Sound Business Journal

Navy orders more Boeing Poseidon aircraft

The U.S. Navy has ordered 16 additional P-8A sub-killer aircraft from Boeing, a Lake Washington Council Corporate Member. (Boeing Co. photo)

Read the full story here.


USS Nimitz celebrates its namesake

Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, a major military figure in World War II, was born Feb. 24, 1885

Read the full story here.


WW II sailor gets his dying wish

EM2 Bud Cloud, a WW II vet, knew he was dying. His last wish was to "visit the Navy in San Diego." And he did! This true story will warm your heart.

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Seattle-area retired USCG Captain celebrates a century of life

Congratulations to retired Coast Guard Captain Winslow Buxton of Bellevue, who celebrated his 100th birthday Feb. 14! Captain Buxton vividly recalls his WW II service, including adventures on the Greenland icecap. (USCG photo by Denise Frisino)

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


The Lake Washington Council of the Navy League of US espouses to NLUS's four goals:
* 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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