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Retro Navy League Logo

  • 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
  • 2015 4th of July - Banner & Flag Wavers
  • 2015 4th of July - Jo Balda
  • 2015 4th of July - Sailor of the Year
  • 2015 4th of July - Marine of the Year
  • Thank You, VETERANS!
  • Veterans Day Speaker: Admiral McDaniel
  • 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

OAK HARBOR AREA COUNCIL
offers CONGRATULATIONS!
to NAS Whidbey
#1 Navy Installation

Not only is Naval Air Station Whidbey Island the best Navy base in the world
— it’s one of the top U.S. military bases too.

AND

Oak Harbor Area Council was selected for Outstanding Council for 2016.  This is the highest award a council can receive.   Congratulations!!!!  This is fantastic.

 

There are roughly 260 councils, and we were one of ten councils selected as Outstanding.  Bremerton was the other PNW chapter selected as Outstanding.  Ten others (including Seattle) were selected as Meritorious Council.  Five others were selected as Honorable Mention (including Tacoma).

 

Many councils hang their hats upon the effort to achieve this even once. -- Listing it for many years on the social media. We have now received this distinction five years in a row.  During four of the five years prior to that, we received Meritorious Council.  Each is unique and each represents an outstanding effort.

 

Collectively, this sustained recognition represents a council that is superlative in all respects and a council which is superlative at supporting our Navy.

 

Congratulations!

Steve Bristow, President, Oak Harbor Area Council


Friday 26 May 2017
On this date in . . .  
1805 Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains

AND IN MILITARY HISTORY

1864Anxious to create new free territories during the Civil War, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs an act establishing the Montana Territory. However, as Montana was on the unstable frontier, it did little to add to the integrity of the Union, and Sidney Edgerton, the territory’s first governor, fled after suffering through several months of Indian raids. Among those Indians known to have inhabited Montana in the 19th century were the Sioux, the Blackfoot, the Shoshone, the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kutenai, and the Flathead. The vast area of what we now call Montana became a U.S. possession in 1803 under the terms of the Louisiana Purchase. Two years later, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark became the first known explorers of European origin to explore the region on their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Significant U.S. settlement did not begin in Montana until the 1850s, when the discovery of gold brought people to mining camps such as those at Bannack and Virginia City. In 1864, Montana was deemed worthy of territorial status and 25 years later entered the Union as the 41st state.
1864 – There was a skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia.
1864A joint Army-Navy expedition advanced up the Ashepoo and South Edisto Rivers, South Carolina, with the object of cutting the Charleston and Savannah Railroad. Union naval forces, under Lieutenant Commander Edward F. Stone, included converted ferryboat U.S.S. Commodore McDonough, and wooden steamers E.B. Hale, Dai Ching, and Vixen and a detachment of Marines. The Navy pushed up the South Edisto, while Army transports moved up the Ashepoo convoyed by Dai Ching. Stone landed the Marines and howitzers and on the morning of the 26th opened fire on Willstown, South Carolina. The naval commander, unable to make contact with General Birney to coordinate a further assault, withdrew next morning. Transport Boston ran aground in the Ashepoo and was destroyed to prevent her capture.

MISSIONS

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
Affiliations  
Announcements
A PROUD EAGLE
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.
A more detailed WELCOME and information about
joining us can be found
in the Info Center.

WANT TO JOIN?

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

MEETINGS @ CPO Club

regular meeting

Tuesday
7 June 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

No meetings in July and August

regular meeting
Tuesday
5 Sep 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul - 4th - Patriotic Parade
Sep - 9th - Military Appreciation Picnic
Nov - 11th - Veteran's Day Program

PROUD TO BE AMERICANS
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