Navy League Pittsburgh Council


A message from the Pittsburgh Council President
Happy Birthday United State Navy
The world has turned over 88,330 times since Congress realized the need for a Naval service. From a small band of patched together frigates to the mightiest force the world has ever seen, the United States Navy has one continuous thread: Brave men and women who were willing to face any challenge and challenge any foe. This is the United States Navy. Happy Birthday to all who have served and still serving today.
Bob MacPherson President
USNL Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Council looks forward to 2017, a year of exciting new  events.  If you would like to support our Nation's and local Sea Services and have fun doing so, just get in contact with our President listed on the "Board of Directors"  tab above.

Next Event:  Navy Birthday Ball  October 20

3rd Quarter 2017 Port of Pittsburgh Newsletter posted, the official publication of the Navy League of the United States, Pittsburgh Council.  Check out stories about the Coast Guard Auxiliary, local Sea Cadet Eagle Scout, USS Pittsburgh Relief Crew update and more.

Pittsburgh Council President's recent editorial (April 9, 2017) in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Rebuilding sea services would help this region

Council Facebook:

Other local Navy and Military Events

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

September is Sea Cadet Corps commemoration month.  Formed in 1959 there are now over 9,000 young men and women in 385 units across the nation.

Navy Birthday Ball - October 20, Harmar House, Cheswick, PA  See here for the registration form

For 242 years the Navy has protected us from pirates, mighty Navies that dwarfed their size, and evil empires that sought to snuff out freedom. Brave men and women challenged the sea and those who would attack us and met every challenge. We owe a debt that can never be repaid for the untold sacrifices to life and liberty they have made every night and every day for all of those 242 years.


Who we are:

The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League is unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families.

The objective and purpose of the Navy League is twofold: educational and motivational. We must acquire and display before the citizens of our country information regarding the condition of our naval and maritime forces. We must awaken interest and support in all matters which aid our maritime capabilities.

To this end, the Navy League works closely with the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and US-flag Merchant Marine through a network of 265 councils in the U.S. and around the world. The Navy League has more than 65,000 active members.

The Navy League supports America's young people through its youth programs, including sponsorship of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Navy League Scholarship Program. Individual councils are also involved in promoting youth-oriented activities in their communities such as NJROTC, MCJROTC, and ROTC units along with other recognized youth programs. Local councils and national headquarters provide over $200,000 in scholarships and awards every year.

Navy League councils support active duty military personnel through "adoption" of ships, installations, and units; commissioning ceremonies; award programs; and other recognition programs.

Over the years, the Navy League has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments. Today the Navy League is widely respected by citizens, community and industrial leaders, and public officials. Navy League programs are welcomed in communities throughout the nation, and members are recognized for their integrity and patriotism.

To Join Navy League of the United States and the Pittsburgh Council, please go to the National Navy League site at: 

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