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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.


Sunday 26 February 2017
On thess date in . . .  
1869 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states

SPECIAL INVITATION TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT

 Oak Harbor Navy League has several efforts to support our sea services and NASWI and we have partnered with the City and Chamber for a measure of support.

Our goals were to keep it simple, encourage local citizens which have been left out of the discussion, and also to ensure broad dissemination to community organizational leadership.  I ask and encourage each of you to visit this site and add your name to this petition. It only takes a moment.  
 
 
Information to consider:
 
-  The outstanding protection afforded by the EA-18G is in exceedingly high demand.  We need more in all operating areas.  It (plus the EA-6B “Prowler”) has a perfect record of safeguarding aircraft in combat.  During recent conflicts, close collaboration with ground troops and Whidbey aircrew, saved many, many lives. 
 
- NASWI  provides 1,200,000,000  dollars in economic impact to Island County.  This is the equivalent of a Fortune 500 company in our community.
 
- NASWI is the largest employer in Northwest Washington. 
 
- Comprehensive and objective studies show the Growler is not noisier than the Prowler. -- New jet, new sound.
 
- There are no documented health concerns at other bases which have hosted the same engines, with much higher population densities, after more than a decade of operations. 
 
- The Growler and the entire F-18 Hornet family of aircraft have outstanding safety records. 
 
- Despite claims to the contrary, both Deception Pass and Olympic National Park remain some of the highest visited areas of Washington, even after decades of jet operations in their vicinity.  (Note, 2016 was Olympic National Park's sixth busiest year.)
 
- OLF provides almost ideal conditions for carrier landing practice due to low light and sea-level proximity.  It has played a very large role in carrier landing risk reduction, for NASWI aircraft.   
 
- NASWI and OLF have been here for 75 years.  OLF has conducted jet landing practice for 50 years. 
 
- Whidbey Island  benefits by countless hours of community service performed by Navy personnel.  
 
- NASWI Search and Rescue (SAR) provides incomparable value to Washington State, much of which cannot be shouldered by other agencies. 
 
- Small opposition groups are present around many military installations; they have waxed and waned through the years on Whidbey Island.
 
- As I have said many times, if those who support the Growler and NASWI were all in one place, the only noise that would matter would be the Seahawk-level quake in support of the Navy. Please show this support by adding your name to the petition. 
 
Thanks,
 
Steve Bristow
President, Oak Harbor Area Council


Dates in American Military History:  26 February
from the website: thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com/about/

1793 – Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury, submits to the Senate the first list of cutters with stations, officers names, rank and dates of commission.
1846Frontiersman-turned-showman William F. ”Buffalo Bill” Cody was born in Scott County, Iowa. His family moved to Kansas in 1854, and after the death of his father three years later he set out to earn the family living, working for supply trains and a freighting company. In 1859 he went to the Colorado gold fields, and in 1860 he rode briefly for the Pony Express. His adventures on the Western frontier as an army scout and later as a buffalo hunter for railroad construction camps on the Great Plains were the basis for the stories later told about him. Ned Buntline in 1872 persuaded him to appear on the stage, and, except for a brief period of scouting against the Sioux in 1876, he was from that time connected with show business. In 1883 he organized Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and he toured with it throughout the United States and Europe for many years. Wyoming granted him a stock ranch, on which the town of Cody was laid out. He died in Denver and was buried on Lookout Mt. near Golden, Colo. The exploits attributed to him in the dime novels of Buntline and Prentice Ingraham are only slightly more imaginative than his own autobiography published in 1920.
1863 – In support of the Union, the Cherokee Indian National Council repeals its ordinance of secession.
1864 – Boat expedition under the command of Acting Master E. C. Weeks, U.S.S. Tahoma, destroyed a large salt works belonging to the Confederate government on Goose Creek, near St. Marks, Florida.
1891 – The 1st buffalo was purchased for Golden Gate Park in SF. A pair of bison, named Benjamin Harrison and Sarah Bernhardt, were settled in Golden Gate Park following reports that only 1000 were left in the US.

 

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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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

No meetings in July and August


Tuesday
7 Mar 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
regular meeting

Tuesday
4 Apr 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
regular meeting

Tuesday
2 May 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
regular meeting

UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr - Holland Happening Parade
Jul - 4th of July Parade
Sep - Military Appriciation Picnic
Nov - Veteran's Day Program

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