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Oak Harbor, Washington

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Partly Cloudy

Feels Like: 47°
Humidity: 79%
Wind: 1 MPH
Sat

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Sun

57 46
Mon

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Retro Navy League Logo

  • 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.


Friday 20 April 2018


On this date in . . .  

1853 Harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad 

AND IN MILITARY HISTORY
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1789 – President George Washington arrives in Philadelphia after his first inauguration to elaborate welcome at Gray’s Ferry just after noon.
1796 – Congress authorizes completion of 3 frigates.

1914 – In first call to action of naval aviators, detachment on USS Birmingham sailed to Tampico, Mexico.
1915 – First Navy contract for lighter-than-air craft awarded.
1940 – RCA publicly demonstrated its new and powerful electron microscope in Philadelphia, Pa.
1942 – Malta’s precarious position continues. German and Italian bombing continue. When the USS Wasp accompanied by HMS Renown, two cruisers and six destroyers attempt to deliver 47 desperately needed Spitfires to the island, thirty per cent of them are destroyed immediately after landing.
1946 – The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
1947 – CAPT L.O. Fox, USN, supported by 80 Marines, accepted the surrender of LT Yamaguchi and 26 Japanese soldiers and sailors, two and one half years after the occupation of Peleliu and nearly 20 months after the surrender of Japan.
1953 – Operation Little Switch began in Korea, the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of war.
1953 – USS New Jersey shells Wonsan, Korea from inside the harbor.
1962 – NASA civilian pilot Neil A. Armstrong took the X-15 to 63,250 m.
1964 – USS Henry Clay (SSBN-625) launches a Polaris A-2 missile from the surface in first demonstration that Polaris submarines could launch missiles from the surface as well as from beneath the ocean. 30 minutes later the submarine launched another Polaris missile while submerged.
1967 – For the first time US planes, 86 planes form the carriers Kitty Hawk and Ticonderoga, bomb Haiphong, attacking two power plants in the city.

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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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.
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joining us can be found
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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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