Posted by: arbeam | February 14, 2016

Apr 12: USS Ohio Gold Change of Command

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Ohio SSGN 726 LogoCaptain Michael D. Lewis will be relieved by Captain Gerald N.Marinda as Commanding Officer USS Ohio (SSGN-726) Gold on Wednesday the 12th of April at 10:00 am at Bangor Chapel, reception to follow at Bangor Plaza Ball Room.   If you want to attend please contact Bob Lamb. Email: rhlamb@wavecable.com, Phone: 360-710-2326. We are limited to six guests.

Posted by: arbeam | February 14, 2016

Mar 4: USS Henry M Jackson Gold Change Of Command

 

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uss_henry_m_jackson_ssbn730Commander Edward J. Robledo will be relieved by Commander Kevin Wayne  Macy as Commanding Officer of the Henry M. Jackson on Friday 4 March at ten AM at Deterrent Park.  If you want to attend please contact Bob Lamb. Email: rhlamb@wavecable.com,  Phone: 360-710-2326. We are limited to six guests.

Posted by: arbeam | February 14, 2016

Mar 5: 2016 Pacific Northwest SeaBee Birthday Ball

2016 Pacific Northwest Birthday Ball

NavFac LogoSeabees-InsigniaSaturday, March Fifth, Two-thousand Sixteen from 5:30pm ~ 11pm at the

Kiana Lodge 14976 Sandy Hook Rd NE Poulsbo, Washington

Guest Speaker RDML Doug Morton, OPNAV N45

Director of Energy and Environmental Readiness

The annual Sea Bee Ball will be held on Saturday March Fifth. Navy League has a table of ten who will be attending. It is a semi formal event held annually in honor of the Sea Bees. If you wish to attend please contact Bob Lamb no later than February 25. Email: rhlamb@wavecable.com, Phone: 360-710-2326.

Posted by: arbeam | February 14, 2016

Mar:12 Silver and Gold Charity Auction 2016

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Join us Saturday March 12, 2016.  Doors open at 5pm.
 Bangor Plaza Ballroom – Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor

The Navy League has been invited. And we are interested in having one or more tables. It is a fun time for a good cause. Don’t Miss it! If you want to attend please contact Bob Lamb no later than February 25. Email: rhlamb@wavecable.com, Phone: 360-710-2326.

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This annual event is held to raise money for local charities benefitting our sailors and their families and the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation. The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation was founded over fifty years ago to provide financial assistance for college education to the sons and daughters of members of the submarine service.

Open to all Khaki and their guests.

Presale Tickets are $30 or $35 after February 26th

Posted by: arbeam | February 14, 2016

Dolphin Scholarship Auction Donations Requested

Dolphin Scholarship Auction 2016

Silver and Gold dolphins Logo smallerThe Submarine Officers’ Spouses’ Charitable Association along with the Chief Petty Officers’ Spouses, will be hosting the Silver and Gold Auction on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Bangor Plaza Ballroom on Naval Base Kitsap–Bangor. This annual event is held to raise money for local charities benefitting our sailors and their families and the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation. The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation was founded over fifty years ago to provide financial assistance for college education to the sons and daughters of members of the submarine service.

The success of our event significantly depends on donations received from local businesses and from individual donors. The Silver & Gold Charity Auction is seeking donations of auction items such as merchandise, services, or gift certificates. All businesses and individual donors contributing items will be listed in the Auction program. In addition, donations with a retail value over $200 will receive extra recognition in our event program. This is a great opportunity to advertise your business while helping to support a great cause. Previously, this charity event has drawn over 400 naval officers, chiefs and community members. We publicize our event not only locally, but also through military media, publications and social media. Due to generous donations from local businesses and community members like you, last year our organization was able to donate over $32,000!

The Submarine Officers’ Spouses’ Charitable Association is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID number is 27-0519790. Our Washington State Charitable Organizations Registration Number is 29379.

You will find a Contribution Form here: Dolphin Scholarship Information 2016 with details on various options for your donations.

To ensure adequate time to catalog and advertise your donation, we would appreciate receiving your item(s) as soon as you can, but no later than Friday, February 26th, 2016. We ask that you please fill out the enclosed donation form in its entirety for each donation including its estimated value. We are happy to pick up donations, when possible, or you can mail completed forms and donations to:

2016 Silver and Gold Auction c/o Stacy Severtson
8052 Wenatchee Pl NW Silverdale, WA 98383

In order for us to continue our tradition of success, we need your support. We hope you will be able to participate in this worthwhile cause, and we thank you in advance for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at donationsbangorauction@gmail.com

CAPT Caren McCurdyRegion Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) provides prosecution, command services, and court-reporting support to Navy and Marine Corps commands and legal assistance to active duty, family members, and retirees located within its assigned geographic area currently encompassing 11 states — Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Captain Caren McCurdy grew up in Hood River, Oregon, and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1989. Captain McCurdy her Juris Doctor at the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1993. She later earned a Master of Laws (Environmental and Natural Resources Law) at Lewis and Clark College of Law, Portland, Oregon.

Her assignments at sea include Command Judge Advocate, USS Simon Lake (AS 33) supporting Operation Southern Watch and Staff Judge Advocate for Carrier Strike Group Three, the Carl Vinson Strike Group supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Ashore, Captain McCurdy has served as Executive Officer, Region Legal Service Office Southwest, an instructor at Naval Justice School, a detailer at Navy Personnel Command, both trial and defense counsel and environmental counsel for Navy Region Southwest.

In 2009, Captain McCurdy completed a one-year assignment to Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan where she led rule of law development assistance within the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior and the Afghan National Police.

In 2010, Captain McCurdy received the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Military Service Career Judge Advocate Award. Captain McCurdy is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Nebraska. Her personal awards include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Doors open at 11 am and the program begins at 11:45 at the Bangor Conference Center Trident Ball Room

Registration:

Please call Evergreen Transfer & Storage at 360 674-2762 for your lunch registration. Please call at your earliest convenience.

  • Cut off for reservations is Mar 1
  • Please give your name as it appears on your driver’s license.
  • Spell your name to help make certain that it will be correct on the gate access sheet.
  • If you do not have base access, you will need to provide your date of birth.

Security Note:

A driver’s license from Washington, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Mexico can no longer be used as the sole means of identification to gain access to Navy Region Northwest installations.

Guests who are escorted by authorized sponsors may still use these states, including Washington State driver licenses. Guests registered by a week before the luncheon should be on the base access list at the gate and may use a regular drivers license.  For More Information Click here.

Posted by: arbeam | February 8, 2016

Feb 3: Washington State Ferry Tour

Washington State Ferry Tour, Back by Popular Demand!

                                             Washington State Ferry Tour, Back by Popular Demand!

Sixteen Navy Leaguers and guests assembled at the Kingston ferry terminal on Wed. Feb. 3, 2016 for a ride/tour on a Washington State Ferry.  We boarded the M/V Spokane for the 10:25 AM sailing to Edmonds with Capt. John Tullis, prepared to share his 30 years of experience with us, in command.

The Spokane is one of two Jumbo class WSF ferries (the other is M/V Walla Walla) built in 1972.  It is 440′ long, has 4 diesel engines which drive alternators that provide power to the electric drive motors (same as in a diesel railroad locomotive), makes 16 knots when underway although can be pushed to 18 knots, carries 206 cars and 2000 passengers.  Because the route crosses the main Puget Sound shipping lanes care must be taken when encountering traffic there.  Usually the ferry, even if it has the right of way, will defer to container ships, tankers, Navy vessels, etc. being more maneuverable.  Radar in the wheelhouse shows very effectively the locations of all ships/boats, navigation aids and the ferry’s location within that.

WSF Wheel HouseUnfortunately due to hightened security regulations we were not able to visit the operating wheelhouse but instead where shown the trailing wheelhouse where the instruments and operations were WSF ERexplained.  We also went down to the engine room and viewed the amazing array of gauges, dials, switches and other controls that are monitored by the engineers and used to insure proper operation of the electric and mechanical systems.

Most people take for granted the reliability of a Washington State Ferry run.   Our tour showed us some of the “behind the scenes” reasons for that reliability.

Upon return to Kingston some of us gathered for lunch together.  A big thank you to Capt. John Tullis and to Byron Faber for another great tour. Norm Marten

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Posted by: arbeam | February 5, 2016

Navy Base Access

 

CNRNW logoUnder the guidelines of the Real ID Act there are increased measures that will enhance security at military installations. However, for most people who routinely enter Navy installations in the Pacific Northwest, there will be little to no change to how they access these bases.

A driver’s license from Washington, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Mexico can no longer be used as the sole means of identification to gain access to Navy Region Northwest installations.

Guests who are escorted by authorized sponsors may still use these states, including Washington State driver licenses.

Here are the pertinent details: Trusted Traveler Program: The Trusted Traveler procedure allows a uniformed service member or Government employees with a valid CAC, a military retiree (with a valid DoD identification credential), or an adult dependent (with a valid DoD identification credential) to present their identification token for verification while simultaneously vouching for any vehicle occupants. State Driver’s Licenses that do not meet the REAL ID Act requirements may be presented by vehicle occupants being escorted aboard the installation under the Trusted Traveler procedure when conducting 100% identification checks of vehicle occupants. The number of personnel a Trusted Traveler is allowed to vouch for and/or sponsor at any one time will be 5 persons.

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Posted by: arbeam | February 4, 2016

Mar 11: 10th Bi-Annual Nuclear Deterrent Symposium

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The 10th Bi-Annual Nuclear Deterrent Symposium will be held in Silverdale on March 11th.  It’s also known as the Triad Symposium and we’re very fortunate that it will be held in our area.  This is a real opportunity to learn about the future of Strategic Deterrence from our nation’s leadership. This year’s theme is The Benefits of Strategic Nuclear Deterrence: Modernizing the Triad and Nuclear Deterrent Enterprise.  The lead organizations for the symposium are the Air Force Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and Reserve Officer Association.   The symposium will be held at the Silverdale Beach Hotel Ballroom, 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road.

Conference Registration

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Admiral Cecil Haney, Commander of US Strategic Command
  • Maj. Gen. Michael Fortney, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command
  • Vice Admiral Terry Benedict, Director, SSP

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Posted by: arbeam | February 4, 2016

Naval Base Kitsap Holds Security Exercise

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy, LTjg William Anthony, Photographer.

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy, LTjg William Anthony, Photographer.

BREMERTON, Wash. – As part of Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield, an annual nationwide security readiness exercise, an exercise visible and audible to the public will take place in Sinclair Inlet the morning of Friday, Feb. 5.

Those along the Port Orchard and Bremerton waterfront areas will see military vessels and hear the sound of simulated gunfire using blanks during the activity.

Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is a force protection and anti-terrorism exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental United States. The annual exercise uses realistic scenarios to ensure U.S. Navy security forces maintain a high level of readiness to respond to changing and dynamic threats.

The Navy routinely conducts these types of security exercises to ensure readiness and verify response procedures.

For more information, please contact NBK public affairs at (360) 627-4030 or pao.nbk.cnrnw@navy.mil.

 

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