• Community Leaders with Navy Region Commander Admiral Mark Sucatp
  • 2023 Vets Day Program Harbor Singers - Director Darren McCoy
  • 2023 Vets Day Poster - Broadview Elementary
  • 2023 Vets Day Parade
  • 2023 Vets Day NJROTC Color Guard
  • 2023 Vets Days Speaker - Captain J.T. Pianetta, Deputy Commodore Wing 10
  • 2023 Vets Day Program Co-Hosts Beth & Larry Munns
  • US Navy 248th Birthday - Power + Presence + Protection
  • 2023 Reception for VAQ 134 & NAS Health Clinic at Whidbey Island Bank
  • 2023 Reception for VAQ 134 at Whidbey Island Bank
  • 2023 Recption for NAS Health Clinic at Whidbey Island Bank
  • 2023 July 4th Parade - NAS Honor Guard & NJROTC
  • 2023 July 4th Parade - Sea Sailor of the Year
  • 2023 July 4th Parade
  • Community Service Award to Chamber of Commerce - Magi Aguilar Exec. Director
  • Change of Watch: Incoming Co-Presidents Larry & Beth Munns with Outgoing President Greg Smith
  • Scroll of Honor Recipient Steve Bristow
  • 2023-2024 Board members
  • Hall of Honor Recepients Connie Leonhardi and Greg Smith with NAS Co Captain Hanks and NL NW Regional President
  • 2021 Veterans Day Entrance to Stadium
  • Welcome to NAS Whidbey Island
 

17 June 2024

On this date in military history
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1898 – Navy Hospital Corps established.
1913 – U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.
1940 – Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy.
1942 – Yank a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, began publication. Hartzell Spence (d.2001 at 93), executive editor of Yank, a new US Army publication, soon introduced the term “pinup” for the photo inserts of beautiful women and added the “Sad Sack” cartoon strip.
1942 – Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet directed the organization of coastal pickets to combat submarine menace of Atlantic Coast. This became known as the “Corsair Fleet.”
1943 – Operation Husky. The first units of the naval support for the invasion of Sicily set sail from the British Home Fleet base at Scapa Flow.
1944 – The carriers led by Admiral Clark and the rest of the main US carrier forces sail for a rendezvous to the west of the Mariana Islands.