February 2019   
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728  
     
Weather
Oak Harbor, Washington

37°

40° 36°

Light Rain

Feels Like: 34°
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 4 MPH
Wed

41 35
Thu

41 31
Fri

43 32
Powered By Dark Sky
Retro Navy League Logo

  • Senator Barbara Bailey + 2018 Reserve Sailor of the Year Deburkarte and son
  • NAS Whidbey CNIC Large Installation Excellence Award Winner 2016 & 2017
  • 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
  • 6 Time Outstanding Council
  • 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
  • Thank You, VETERANS!
  • A-6 & EA6-B - WELCOME TO OAK HARBOR & NAS WHIDBEY
  • Race Week
  • Deception Pass Bridge at Sunset

Tuesday 19 February 2019

On this date in . . .  
from:
www.scopesys.com
 
1960 Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts   

AND IN MILITARY HISTORY
from: thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com

1845 – Lighthouse establishment transferred to Revenue Marine Bureau. Metal buoys were first put into service. They were riveted iron barrels that replaced the older wooden stave construction.
1847 – The first group of rescuers, troops from Fort Suttler commanded by Col John C. Fremont, reaches the Donner Party.
1941 – Coast Guard Reserve established. Auxiliary created from former Reserve.
1942 – Ten weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of any or all people from military areas “as deemed necessary or desirable.” The military in turn defined the entire West Coast, home to the majority of Americans of Japanese ancestry or citizenship, as a military area. By June, more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were relocated to remote internment camps built by the U.S. military in scattered locations around the country. For the next two and a half years, many of these Japanese Americans endured extremely difficult living conditions and poor treatment by their military guards. On December 17, 1944, U.S. Major General Henry C. Pratt issued Public Proclamation No. 21, declaring that, effective January 2, 1945, Japanese-American “evacuees” from the West Coast could return to their homes. During the course of World War II, 10 Americans were convicted of spying for Japan, but not one of them was of Japanese ancestry. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to recompense each surviving internee with a tax-free check for $20,000 and an apology from the U.S. government.
1945 – On Iwo Jima, 2 divisions of the US 5th Amphibious Corps are landed in Operation Detachment. Before the landing the bombardment groups already deployed are joined by 2 battleships, several cruisers and destroyers from US Task Force 58. The initial assault forces are from US 4th and 5th Marine Divisions with 3rd Marines in reserve. They are carried transported by TF53 (Admiral Hill) and land on the southeast of the island. About 30,000 men go ashore on the first day. The Japanese garrison of about 21,000 troops, commanded by General Kuribayashi, have prepared exceptionally elaborate and tough defenses so that the eight square miles of the island is completely fortified. The Americans realize that the island is well defended since it is part of metropolitan Japan. However, the island is strategically important because it is within fighter range of Tokyo. By controlling the airfields here, American B-29 bombers flying from the Mariana Islands can be escorted. Coast Guard units that participated in this bloody campaign included the Coast Guard-manned USS Bayfield, Callaway, 14 LSTs and the PC-469. Three of the LSTs were struck by enemy shore fire: LST-792, LST-758, and LST-760..
 

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
Affiliations  
Announcements
NAVY LEAGUE WELCOME!

A special WELCOME to the Oak Harbor Area Council
of the Navy League
of the United States. 
We are civilians in support
of the men and women
of the Sea Services.

 

Navy League Logo
WANT TO JOIN?

CONTACT: join.navyleague.org
or
CONTACT: cleo@comcast.net

MEETINGS @ CPO Club

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

No meetings
in July and August

5 Feb 2019
cancelled due to snow and cold

7 Mar 2019
Thurs Eve Chg of Watch

Proud to be Americans
QUESTIONS or INPUT

lura.david.colleen@gmail.com
Chaplain David G. Lura,
web administrator