Navy League Events

Upcoming Events

May 31 USS Pittsburg (SSN-720) Reception 1700 NBK Bremerton Sam Adams
June 4  Board of Directors Meeting Kitsap Golf and Country Club @ 5PM
June 5  Tour Trident Training Facility and Trident Tour @9:20 AM
June 6 Trident Refit Facility Change of Command 1300 NBK Bangor TRF BLDG 7000
June 6 Battle of Midway at 1300 Bremerton Boardwalk
June 11 Carrier Strike Group 3 Change of Command 1000 Olympic Lodge PSNS
June 11  Monthly Luncheon NBK Bangor Trident Ballroom at 11:30 AM
June 12 PSNS Change of Command 1000 NBK Bremerton Bldg 460
June 19 Tour Naval Station Everett and USS GRIDLEY (DDG-101)
June 19-23  Navy League National Convention in Norfolk VA
June 25 USS Enterprise disposal EIS Mountain View Middle School 5-8 PM
July 9 USCG District 13 Change of Command Location TBD
July 23-25 Tour Astoria OR Coast Guard facilities & Columbia River Bar Pilot Assoc
July 30-Aug 4 Seattle Fleet Week / Seafair
Aug 6 USS Ohio Change of Command NUM Keyport 1000
Aug 16 Naval Base Kitsap Change of Command 1000 AM NBK Bangor Bangor Plaza

Navy League Luncheons

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

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)


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 5@ 9:20 AM – Trident Training Facility and Trident Submarine Tour (NBK Bangor) – The Trident Training Facility provides the training and resources to support submarine off crew training and proficiency.  This includes ship control, fire control, torpedo room, missile, and Bridge simulators.  Following the TTF tour we will have lunch in the base galley and then tour a Trident submarine.  Tour should conclude at 3:00 pm.  You must be a US citizen over the age of 11 to go on this tour.  There will be a lot of walking on the tour as well as stairs/ladders on the submarine.  If you would like to go please contact Tom Zwolfer at no later than May 21st to sign up.  He will need your full name, last 4 of your social security number, and date of birth and will provide you with the details for the day of the tour.

June 19th  – Naval Station Everett and USS GRIDLEY (DDG-101) –  Naval Staion Everett was designed to support a Carrier Battle Group and currently is the homeport to six Guided Missile Destroyers and a Coast Guard Buoy Tender.  USS GRIDLEY is the 51st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States NavyGridley is named after Captain Charles Gridley, Commander of Admiral George Dewey‘s flagship Olympia, (Flag Captain) and recipient of Admiral Dewey’s famous command, “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley” in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American War.  You must be a US citizen to go on this tour.  There will be a lot of walking on the tour as well as ladders/stairs on the DDG.  If you would like to go please contact Tom Zwolfer at no later than June 5th to sign up.  He will need your full legal name, last 4 of your social security number, and date of birth and will provide you with the details for the day of the tour and forward you a form to fill out to go on the tour.

July 23-25 – Astoria Coast Guard facilities & Columbia River Bar Pilot Association (Astoria, OR) The 2 day tour will include USCG Columbia River Air Station, USCG Aids to Navigation Station Astoria, Columbia River Bar Pilot Association,  Cape Disappointment National Motor Lifeboat School, Cape disappointment Lighthouse and North Head Lighthouse.

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.  The best way to make a reservation if you want to go on a tour is to email Tom Zwolfer at

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.

Tom Zwolfer

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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