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  • CAPT Butch Bailey, former Burlington-Edison Naval Science Instructor accepts Scroll of Honor for conspicuous excellence in youth programs.
  • CDR Mike Black, OHHS Naval Science instructor accepts the Navy League Scroll of Honor for conspicuous excellence in youth programs.
  • CDR Jon "JC" Crawford, CO VAQ 132 + retired CAPT Bob Frazer, 1st CO VAQ 132 50 years ago
  • Pres. Elect Greg Smith presenting Navy flag to Bill D'Aoust, retired CPO on his 100th birthday
  • 2017 Vet's Day Speaker Air Force Lt Gen Jouas & Chaplain Cutter and Spouses
  • 6 Time Outstanding Council
  • Navy League Meeting with SAR Crew, NAS CO Moore & NL President Bristow
  • Navy League President - Steve Bristow
  • Navy League President Steve Bristow & CAPT Heidemarie Stefanyshyn Piper USN, retired - Navy Diver and 2x Space Shuttle Astronaut
  • President - Steve Bristow & Past President - Butch Bailey
  • NAS Whidbey - 2016 CNIC Large Installation Excellence Award Winner
  • Thank You, VETERANS!
  • Military Appreciation Picnic
  • A-6 & EA6-B - WELCOME TO OAK HARBOR & NAS WHIDBEY
  • Race Week
  • Deception Pass Bridge at Sunset

CONGRATULATIONS!

Naval Air Station Whidbey wins
Installation Excellence Award
Again

For the second time in three years, Commander, Naval Installations Command selected NAS Whidbey Island as the Navy’s top large installation this year and the overall recipient for the Navy’s Installation Excellence Award.

AND

I am very honored to inform all of you that we have been awarded “Outstanding Council” for the sixth year in a row.  Congratulations!

Though I do not have the full breakdown, we are one of very few (10 of 260) who received this award nationally. Six may unprecedented. This represents an entire decade as either Outstanding or Meritorious Council.  

Each award is distinctive and each represents an outstanding effort all year long. Thank you for all of the hard work you do for our Picnic, Reception, Veteran’s Day, SOY Luncheon, SOY Parade entry, numerous Navy and Cadet awards, plus other areas of supporting our Sea Services.

Thank you also to Diane Devlin for your outstanding attention to detail and thoroughness in your award submission for the council .

Steve Bristow, OHAC President

  • Thursday 19 July 2018  


On this date in . . .  
from:
www.scopesys.com

1927 Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit 
1928 H E Wood discovers asteroid #1305 Pongola 
1939 1st use of fiberglass sutures, R.P. Scholz, St Louis, Mo 
1941 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicted (Tuskegee Ala) 
1941 British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign 

AND IN MILITARY HISTORY
from: thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com

1918 – Armored cruiser USS San Diego sunk off Fire Island, NY by a mine laid by U-156.
1940 – President Roosevelt signs the “Two-Ocean Navy Expansion Act.” This orders construction of 1,325,000 tons of warships and 15,000 naval planes. Including the existing ships, the fleet will comprise 35 battleships, 20 carriers and 88 cruisers.
1941 – At midnight there is a BBC broadcast by “Colonel Britton” urging the creation of resistance forces with the slogan “V for Victory.” The BBC has been introducing programs to Europe with the Morse signal for V for some time. Following this resistance members paint V signs on walls and German posters and it becomes a symbol for all Western European resistance movements. Musically it was represented by the opening measure of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
1941 – The United States Atlantic Fleet forms TF-1 for the protection of the American forces on Iceland and support for convoys bound there. The carrier Wasp flies a cargo of P-40 fighters to the island. A naval buildup begins. The US Navy has instructions to provide escorts for ships of any nationality sailing to and from Iceland.

The Navy League has three missions:

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.

 

Contact Us  
Oak Harbor Navy League
P.O. Box 847
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277
Phone 360.720.8398
Mobile 360-929-3928
Regular Schedule  
Tuesday
  • 1st Tue. Monthly Mtgs @ CPO Club [Sep.-June]
    – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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No meetings in July and August
4 Sep 2018
2 Oct 2018

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