May 23 – 10 AM – USS Turner Joy Vietnam era destroyer at the Bremerton waterfront http://www.ussturnerjoy.org/ $10 fee
June 24 – 10 AM – Seattle USCG ( tour of Sector Puget Sound, a cutter if one is available at that date, and lunch at the dining facility)
July 15 – The July tour of the USCG MFPU Bangor is set for 9 AM. We’ll have a briefing at headquarters, then be bussed down to the boats for tours & a ride, followed by a no host lunch at the galley.
August – Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Home of all Navy tactical electronic attack squadrons flying the EA-18G Growler, four P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol squadrons and two Fleet Reconnaissance squadrons flying the EP-3E Aries.
Sept – USS John C Stennis Freshly returned from a Western Pacific deployment.
October – Keyport Undersea Warfare Center provides Fleet readiness support for submarines, surface ships, torpedoes, mines, land attack systems, and Fleet training systems. Support services we provide includes inservice engineering, test and evaluation, and custom engineered solutions.
Nov – SAFE Boats International builds rapid response craft at their facility at the Bremerton Airport. SAFE Boats is a major supplier to the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) small boats fleet
ALSO in early August – We will have an opportunity for some Navy League members to do the TIGER cruise on the Stennis as it comes back from deployment. There are 2 stages, from Pearl Harbor to San Diego and from San Diego to Bremerton, or perhaps you can combine both and go all the way from Pearl to Bremerton. Let me tell you that this was one of the most exciting vacations I’ve ever had The total is about 11 days & the cost is minimal. We won’t know until May how many places are availabale, but if you want to go, clear your schedule for early August
Please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to attend any of these tours, and also invite other folks who respect the military. My home number is 360-638-1235 and cell is 360-434-1144