Posted by: arbeam | October 24, 2017

President’s Corner: Nov 2017

Thank you for  making the USS Washington Commissioning a huge success. It was a four year effort that is finally completed. The ship went immediately from the commissioning back into the shipyard for a 6 month Post Shakedown Availability. They are still working to get assigned to the Pacific Fleet. This could come as early as after their first deployment. In the mean time they still are one of our adopted units and we will continue to support them in their endeavors.


The Navy Birthday Ball was Oct 20 and we had a table there. Everyone had a great time. The Marine Corps Birthday Balls will be held at Kiana Lodge on 2 Fridays 3 and 10 November. They are a real experience that you don’t want to miss. Time is running out for tickets. Please Contact Bob Lamb ASAP if you want to attend. (Email:, Phone: (360) 710-2328).

The next event on our schedule is the Kitsap County Veterans Day Ceremony on Satuday Nov 11 from 9:00 – 1:00PM at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion Kitsap County Fairgrounds. We anticipate a full event so come early to get a good parking space. The Ceremony starts at 10:20.

This year military retirees are eligible to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign. There is an easy way to donate to charity and have it deducted from your retirement check. You need to sign up at: and register as a donor.  From there, you can select the charity, amount, and frequency of your donation. Our Council’s CFC number is #19117.

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