Navy League Pittsburgh Council


Looking forward to Exciting and Rewarding Events in 2018

The Pittsburgh Council looks forward to 2018, 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.

Pittsburgh Resources List

Updated Resource list (March 8, 2018) posted in Council News and Features section

Call for USS Pittsburgh Relief Crew Annual Dues.  See the USS Pittsburgh Tab.

USS Pittsburgh Change of Command

Council members attended the Change of Command of the USS Pittsburgh on January 12, 2018.   CDR Neil Colston, the outgoing commanding officer, thanked the Council for its support, including visits to the city by the crew, hosting a Christmas party for the crew’s children and providing a scholarship program. The Council welcomed CDR Jason Deichler, a son of Pittsburgh, as the new commanding officer; and, of course, celebrated with a Pittsburgh traditional cookie table.

See the January 16, 2018 Pittsburgh Post Gazette article:

See the February 2, 2018 Pittsburgh Post Gazette article:

See the USS Pittsburgh Tab for further information

Navy League Scholarships Available

USS Pittsburgh Scholarship Fund
Sponsored by:  Navy League, Pittsburgh
CouncilPOC/Applications: Pittsburgh Foundation,
Requirements: Dependent of or Current or former crew member USS Pittsburgh

Navy League of the United States
Sponsored by: Navy League Foundation
Requirements: Children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving as well as members of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

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

Save the date - Annual Golf Outing

It is still cold and much snow this season.  Spring is around the corner.  And so is golf season.  Save the date - Friday, June 1 for the Annual Navy League Golf Outing at Butlers Golf Course.  Benefits the USS Pittsburgh Children's Christmas Fund.

Registration form here

4th 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 Veteran's Day, the Navy Ball, USS Pittsburgh Relief Crew news, NOSC activities, scholarship information, Wreaths across America and more.

Council Facebook:

Other local Navy and Military Events

Military Family Scholarships Available

Military Members/Spouses/Children

Search for scholarships for military members/spouses/children including scholarships offered by the Commissaries:

Good luck with your searches and applications.

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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