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Oak Harbor, Washington

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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
  • 5 Time Outstanding Council Cake Cutting Meeting
  • 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


Friday 22 June 2018

On this date in . . .  

1808 Zebulon Pike reaches his peak
1847
Doughnut with a hole is first created

AND IN MILITARY HISTORY
https://thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com

1611After spending a winter trapped by ice in present-day Hudson Bay, the starving crew of the Discovery mutinies against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and sets him, his teenage son, and seven supporters adrift in a small, open boat. Hudson and the eight others were never seen again. Two years earlier, in 1609, Hudson sailed to the Americas to find a northwest passage to Asia after repeatedly failing in his efforts to find a northeast ocean passage. Exploring the North American coast, he entered the present-day Chesapeake, Delaware, and New York bays, and then became the first European to ascend what is now called the Hudson River. His voyage, which was financed by the Dutch, was the basis of Holland’s later claims to the region. His fourth expedition, financed by adventurers from England, set out from London on April 17, 1610. Sailing back across the Atlantic, Hudson resumed his efforts to find the northwest passage. Between Greenland and Labrador he entered the present-day Hudson Strait and by it reached Hudson Bay. After three months of exploration, the Discovery was caught too far from open sea when winter set in, and in November Hudson’s men were forced to haul it ashore and set up a winter camp. Lacking food or supplies, the expedition greatly suffered in the extreme cold. Many of the crew held Hudson responsible for their misfortune, and on June 22, 1611, with the coming of summer, they mutinied against him. The Discovery later returned to England, and its crew was arrested for the mutiny. Although Henry Hudson was never seen again, his discoveries gave England its claim to the rich Hudson Bay region.

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.

 

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Oak Harbor Navy League
P.O. Box 847
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277
Phone 360.720.8398
Mobile 360-929-3928
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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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