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Oak Harbor, Washington

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  • 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
  • Pres. Elect Greg Smith + CDR Jon Crawford, Co VAQ132 + Pres. Steve Bristow
  • 2017 Vet's Day Speaker Air Force Lt Gen Jouas & Chaplain Cutter and Spouses
  • 5 Time Outstanding Council Cake Cutting Meeting
  • Oak Harbor NJROTC Awards
  • Burlington NJROTC Awards Banquet
  • 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
  • 2016 Navy League Award Recipients
  • NAS Whidbey - 2016 CNIC Large Installation Excellence Award Winner
  • Thank You, VETERANS!
  • Military Appreciation Picnic
  • Deception Pass Bridge - WELCOME TO WHIDBEY ISLAND
  • A-6 & EA6-B - WELCOME TO OAK HARBOR & NAS WHIDBEY
  • Welcome to Oak Harbor
  • 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.


Monday 23 April 2018


On this date in . . .  

1789 – President-elect Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York. George Washington was inaugurated at Federal Hall and lived at 3 Cherry Street in New York City. In 1790, with construction on the new federal capital underway, the government was moved temporarily to Philadelphia, where Washington served out his two terms. He is the only president who never resided in the White House.

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

Feast Day of St. George, Patron Saint of Armor and Cavalry:  The story and history of Saint George. Saint George was born in Cappadocia, at the close of the third century, of Christian parents. In early youth he chose a soldier’s life, and soon obtained the favor of Diocletian, who advanced him to the grade of tribune. When, however, the emperor began to persecute the Christians, George rebuked him at once sternly and openly for his cruelty, and threw up his commission. He was in consequence subjected to a lengthened series of torments, and finally beheaded. There was something so inspiriting in the defiant cheerfulness of the young soldier, that every Christian felt a personal share in this triumph of Christian fortitude; and as years rolled on St. George became a type of successful combat against evil, the slayer of the dragon, the darling theme of camp song and story, until “so thick a shade his very glory round him made” that his real lineaments became hard to trace. Even beyond the circle of Christendom he was held in honor, and invading Saracens taught themselves to except from desecration the image of him they hailed as the “White-horsed Knight.” The devotion to St. George is one of the most ancient and widely spread in the Church. In the East, a church of St. George is ascribed to Constantine, and his name is invoked in the most ancient liturgies; whilst in the West, Malta, Barcelona, Valencia, Arragon, Genoa, and England have chosen him as their patron.

1778 – US Captain John Paul Jones attempted to kidnap the Earl of Selkirk, but he only got Lady Selkirk’s silverware.
1790 – Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton asked Congress for authorization to build a “system of [10] cutters” for “securing the collection of the revenue.” Congress approved his request on 4 August 1790. The President was authorized to appoint collectors of customs and establish ports of entry.

MISSION

The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active-duty personnel and their families, to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services, and 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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of the Navy League
of the United States. 
We are civilians in support
of the men and women
of the Sea Services.
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MEETINGS @ CPO Club

No meetings in July and August

regular meetings

1st Tuesday
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

1 May 2018
5 Jun 2018

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