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  • Steve Bristow Presents Award to Cadet LT Cress
  • Award to Cadet LT Taylor Cress
  • 2019 4th of July Parade - Sailor of the Year
  • 2019 4th of July Parade - Bluejacket of the Year
  • 2019 Navy League Banner - 4th of July Parade
  • Dr. Darrin Hand, NL Pres. Greg Smith, Chaplain David Lura
  • 4th of July Sailor of the Year
  • 2019 4th of July Sailor of the Year
  • Senator Barbara Bailey + 2018 Reserve Sailor of the Year Deburkarte
  • NAS Whidbey CNIC Large Installation Excellence Award Winner 2016 & 2017
  • President Smith presenting Navy flag to Bill D'Aoust, retired CPO on his 100th birthday
  • Navy League Past President - Steve Bristow
  • Thank You, VETERANS!
  • A-6 & EA6-B - WELCOME TO OAK HARBOR & NAS WHIDBEY

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13 May 2021
On this date in . . .
from: http://www.scopesys.com
    
1958 – The trademark Velcro is registered.

AND IN MILITARY HISTORY
from: thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com

1905 – An Executive Order extended the jurisdiction of the Lighthouse Service to the noncontiguous territory of Guam Island.
1928 – Marines participated in the Battle of Coco River in Nicaragua. A Marine-Guardia patrol under Captain Robert S. Hunter collided with an aggressive band of rebels. Apparently neither side was expecting an encounter. While pushing through a ravine, Captain Hunter’s point met a part of the enemy advance guard. Once this small group had been driven off, the Marines again pushed forward; but the rebels had gained time to deploy along the trail. The enemy opened fire with everything he had. Captain Hunter was seriously wounded, and command devolved upon 2d Lieutenant Earl S. Piper. The attackers pulled back before sunset, which enabled the young lieutenant to establish a perimeter defense. After dawn of 14 May, Lieutenant Piper sent a patrol to reconnoiter the positions which the enemy had abandoned. When it encountered no resistance, he concluded correctly that the rebels had divided their force to block the trail in either direction from his defensive perimeter. Concern for his wounded left him no alternative but to try to break through to the south toward La Flor and Quilali. Piper’s route of withdrawal carried him between two hills, Cinco and Ocho; and here the enemy lay in wait. Forty-five minutes of bitter fighting followed. The patrol reached La Flor coffee plantation on 15 May, and established a strong defensive position. All in all, Piper’s men had come through their ordeal in excellent condition. As soon as reinforcements arrived, they would be able to move northward once more; but help was slow in coming. Not until 22 May did a column commanded by Major K. M. Rockey arrive at the plantation.
1944 – An American escort destroyer sinks the Japanese submarine I-501 (formerly U-1224) off the Azores. The submarine had been presented to the Japanese by the German Kriegsmarine.
1945 – On Okinawa, fierce fighting continues along the Shuri Line. The US 6th Marine Division suffers heavy losses but completes the capture of Dakeshi Ridge. On the east coast, elements of the US 96th Division penetrate the strip east of the Shuri line and take part of Conical Hill.
                                                                                       

 

 

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WELCOME
to the
Oak Harbor Council
of the Navy League
of the United States. 
We are civilians
in support
of the men and women
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1.  To enhance the morale of active-duty
      personnel and their families,
2.  To inform Congress and the
      American public on the importance
      of strong sea services, and
3.  To support youth through programs
      that expose young people to the
      values of our sea services.

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4 May 2021
1 June 2021
7 Sep 2021

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