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

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

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Upcoming Dinner Events

  • Early Fall Dinner Event
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    Wednesday, 10 September 2014
    1800 - 2100
  • Late Fall Dinner
    Bellevue Red Lion Hotel
    Wednesday, 12 November 2014
    1800 - 2100

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Sea Service News

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Navy Homeport Northwest

Submarine Group 9 Change of Command

Read the full story here.

Bellevue Reporter

Navy Leaguer Tony Caruso passes away at 77

Tony died June 9th. The link at the bottom of this entry will lead you to a page where you can find a second link to the full obituary.

Read the full story here.


Seattle-based icebreaker rescues sailboat from ice

The Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, a Lake Washington Council-sponsored unit, freed a 36-foot sailboat trapped in ice northeast of Barrow, Alaska June 12th.

Read the full story here.

Navy Homeport Northwest

Navy ships return to Seafair for 2014

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USCG Public Affairs

Congratulations, Admiral Gromlich!

Rear Admiral (lower half) Richard T. Gromlich, 13th Coast Guard District Commander, was promoted to Rear Admiral (upper half) July 1st. His family is shown here putting on the new 2-star shoulderboards. You can read Admiral Gromlich's official bio at the link below. (USCG Photo by Petty Officer Jordan Akiyama)

Read the full story here.


Bangor-based sub sets patrol record

The USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) arrived home June 14 after 140 days at sea.

Read the full story here.

Dept. of Defense

Marine Corps pilot lands Harrier on a stool at sea

The U.S. military has released video of a Marine fighter pilot who made a great landing on a ship in early June -- without the benefit of his plane's nose gear. You'll want to view this more than once.

Read the full story here.

USCG Public Affairs

Coast Guard Command Master Chief relief

Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden (left) passes the title of 13th Coast Guard District command master chief to Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Lindsey (right) during a change of the watch ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich, commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, held at Coast Guard Base Seattle June 23. Command master chiefs strengthen the chain of command by keeping the command aware of anything that could affect the mission, readiness, welfare and morale of those under their command Vanderhaden becomes command master chief at the Coast Guard Pacific Area Command in Alameda, CA. See link below for Vanderhaden's bio. (USCG photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama)

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Aircraft carrier moving south to Bremerton

USS Nimitz will move from Everett to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard next year for 16 months of maintenance work. (USN photo)

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Navy Homeport Northwest

USS Rodney M. Davis leaves Everett for deployment

(USN Photo)

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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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