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Navy League Luncheons

Navy League Luncheons are on hold until COVID – 19 social distancing restrictions are lifted. 

The monthly luncheons are held at the Bangor Conference Center in Trident Ballroom on base at Bangor, on the second Tuesday of the Month. Doors open at 11 am and we try to conclude the program by 1pm.  Cost is only $15. and we accept cash or checks, no credit cards.

Please call Realty Station 360-377-5699 for your lunch registration. Please call at your earliest convenience. 

Hints to make this successful:

  • Cut off for reservations is the Tuesday before the Luncheon
  • 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 and city of birth.

Thank you for making your lunch reservations by the deadline.

We are privileged to be able to have our lunches on a high security military base and to have active duty members join us for our events.  To make this possible, we try to make certain that security has all of the names at least six days in advance so that the system for gate access works smoothly.

Our current practice requires a registration one week in advance of the meeting by calling Realty Station at 360-377-5699. For those members with base access this is sufficient notice to tell the cooks how many people to plan for.

For members without base access we need to know much sooner (weeks) to allow for security to review and develop a base access list to be positioned at the gates. Please call Shannon as early as possible to allow for a smooth process. Members who are on the Base Access list may use their current Washington State Drivers License.

If this process isn’t completed the only other option is to ride with someone who does have base access.

Access Information Required:
Name as it appears on the Drivers License Date of Birth, City of Birth.

We rely on an accurate reservation list so that there is enough food and seating available for everyone. This means some advance planning, shopping and preparing.  As you have noticed, there is always space and food for a few more, but we need to be thoughtful.

Again, thank you for your cooperation.  The deadline for making a luncheon reservation is always the Tuesday before the luncheon.  The luncheon is held on the second Tuesday of each month unless there is some major change and we try to alert everyone if that should occur.

We are fortunate to have such a beautiful setting, great food and outstanding service. Often the highlight of the luncheon is the opportunity to meet someone new or have a chance to talk with a friend.  We always look forward to having you attend.

If you have questions or suggestions regarding the luncheons, please email Alan Beam at bremertonnavyleague@gmail.com

Luncheon Directions

Take the WA Hwy 308 exit from Hwy 3
Turn Right and proceed to the NBK Bangor main gate. (Pass and ID is the first road to the right before the Main Gate)
From the main gate proceed straight
At the third stop light the road Tees
Turn left on Trigger Ave
At the second light turn left onto Ohio Ave (MacDonalds will be on the Right)
At the stop sign turn left onto Sargo Ave
The Conference Center/Ballroom Is ahead on the left

The meeting is on the second floor
Go through the ballroom door and turn left up the stairs.

Our meeting is generally in the NE corner of the second deck (Follow the signs)

Schedule

11:00 People start mingling
11:30 Meeting starts
11:45 Luncheon starts
12:15 Program starts
1:00   Program Ends

Upcoming Navy League Tours

JUNE – possibly – USCG Active – 8am – Port Angeles
Bremerton Navy League has officially adopted the Coast Guard Cutter ACTIVE (WMEC-618). Active is home-ported in Port Angeles and we are planning an adoption ceremony hopefully in June. USCGC ACTIVE has received several awards in past years for her outstanding service to the nation and the maritime community, including oil spill clean ups in Prince William Sound, Alaska during the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill, migrant interdiction, and counter drug operations.

July 10 Station at Cape Disappointment, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & Lewis and Clark Historic park – near Astoria 3.5 hour drive.

Our latest tour to Astoria, Oregon over two days was really four tours in one all involving USCG facilities. We started with the Columbia River Air Station just west of Astoria where the rescue helicopters are stationed. Later we toured the Aids to Navigation Station in Astoria (think Buoys and Light Houses) and the Columbia Maritime Museum. On the Washington side we toured the Cape Disappointment National Motor Lifeboat School where they do the heavy weather surfboat training. We also stopped by the Cape Disappointment and North Head Lighthouses.

AUGUST 19 (Wednesday) – 10am – Historic Airplanes – Everett

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
Founded by Paul Allen, they are dedicated to the display and preservation of rare military aircraft, tanks and other military equipment. Tickets $18 adults / $14 military
Museum of Flight’s Restoration Center & Reserve Collection
The Museum of Flight’s Restoration Center & Reserve Collection at Paine Field is where devoted volunteer spend hours renovating and restoring aircraft to exhibition quality.

 

SEPTEMBER

Washington State Ferry 

Previous tours walked on the ferry at Kingston and rode to Edmonds on the Bridge then returned in the Engineroom.

 

 

 

October 20 (Tuesday) – Trident Training Facility & tour of a nuclear ballistic missile submarine  (Bangor)

NOTE: maximum number of forty people and pre-screened, paperwork due October 1st and Tour participates must be able to climb a 20 feet ladder  Limit: 35

Tours in planning 

LIGO – Hanford (Tri-Cities area – 3.75 hour drive)

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is a large-scale physics experiment and observatory to detect cosmic gravitational waves and to develop gravitational-wave observations as an astronomical tool.

 

 

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

We are attempting to get a tour set up on USS Carl Vinson after she finishes overhaul and before she returns to San Diego.
No Mobility issues or pacemakers; must be able to climb 10 + flights of stairs
Limit 30

 

 

 

Washington State National Guard Emergency Management Division – Near JBLM (Lakewood)

During state emergencies, EMD manages the State Emergency Operations Center located on Camp Murray, near Tacoma, and coordinates the response to ensure help is provided to those who need it quickly and effectively. The EOC is designated as the central location for information gathering, disaster analysis, and response coordination. Other state agencies with emergency roles may come to the EOC to help coordinate the state response.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport
NUWC Keyport, one of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), provides Fleet readiness support for submarines, surface ships, torpedoes, mines, land attack systems, and Fleet training systems. Their support services include inservice engineering, test and evaluation, custom engineered solutions, and cutting-edge technologies that sustain and maintain our nation’s Undersea Warfare Systems.

USCG  Seattle Healy  Icebreaker, Vessel Traffic Center, & USCG Museum
• The Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB – 20) is the Coast Guard’s newest and most technologically advanced polar icebreaker.
• The Vessel Traffic  Center that monitors Maritime traffic on the Salish Sea

 

 

 

Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC)  – NBK Bangor
SWFPAC, the best-of-its-kind facility dedicated to the safety, security, readiness, and reliability of every TRIDENT II D5 missile produced and issued to allow our submarine fleet to maintain our nation’s strategic deterrent capability.

 

 

Tour Planning:

Hi friends,

This is information that you may get in more than one email in the future, but I wanted to be sure you had the information if you wish to participate. Hope you can come, and please let me know as soon as possible, so we can be sure to have you on the list successfully.

I try to arrange tours up to 6 months in advance so there is time to work with schedules & plan days off (if necessary), but sometimes the facility being toured can’t specify a date & time that far in advance. In those cases, I’ll send out at least which month we will be going to the places listed.

Tours can be for the benefit of our members, to acquaint them with the people & organizations we support. They are also a way for the command to acquaint us with their capabilities, people & mission. Our tours are also a potential recruiting format for Navy League membership, so we usually want to include non members who might become members when they see what an interesting time we have.

Most of our tours involve places or facilities that have something to do with the military, so there is often some form of security information that we need to submit. It varies from command to command, so there is no one form we can always use. When people sign up, I will send out the required information about what we need to submit, etc.

Cost is almost always minimal. If we get to have lunch on a ship or base, the prices are always very reasonable. Sometimes we meet off base for a meal, which is up to the individual participant.

In order to be able to communicate on the day of the tour, in case someone can’t find the meeting point or for other purposes, it is good to have cell phone numbers submitted when you make your reservation so I can reach you if necessary. Please contact Kristina Younger at madrona1415@hotmail.com phone:360-674-6423-cell for more information or to register for a tour.

Some times the tours can only accommodate a certain number of participants, and they go to a lot of trouble to set up guides and other arrangements for us, so I want to stress that if you sign up, PLEASE make every effort to attend the tour. Last minute cancellations are regrettable but occasionally necessary, but that often means that someone who wanted to go but couldn’t therefore loses out. Please make it a high priority to attend the tours you signed up for.

We are blessed with many local commands which are generous in allowing us to tour, as well as being impressive to see, but I’m always open to suggestions of places you’d like to tour. We can’t always make it happen, but we can try.

Base Access Form SECNAV_5512_1_11787

If you do not have base access you may be directed here to fill out a form. The message sending you here will provide instructions on where to send it.

 

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