Looking forward to Exciting and Rewarding Events in 2019
The Pittsburgh Council looks forward to 2019, 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.
Kentucky Derby Party May 4
Raises funds for the USS Pittsburgh crew and family scholarships. See "Our Upcoming Events" for information flyer.
Local US Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit to host our Navy League Council on May 22
We are pleased to announce that the USCG Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh will brief our Council and guests regarding their local mission and service to our community. The event will be held at the USCG Pittsburgh offices beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. A 30 minute presentation is planned. Navy League Pittsburgh Council members and guests are welcome. RSVP required. Light refreshments will be served.
See the linked flyer for details and RSVP instructions if planning to attend.
Annual Golf Outing May 31
Annual golf outing to benefit the children's Christmas party for the crew of the USS Pittsburgh. Click on this link for the registration flyer.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette article about the USS Pittsburgh and our local Navy League
Scholarships Available to Current and Former USS Pittsburgh Sailors and their Family
Please see the information and application on the USS Pittsburgh Tab. Applications must be submitted by April 30.
1st Quarter 2019 Port of Pittsburgh Newsletter posted
1st Quarter 2019 Port of Pittsburgh Newsletter, the official publication of the Navy League of the United States, Pittsburgh Council, is posted. See Ports of Pittsburgh tab above. Check out the stories about the USS Pittsburgh CO and crew visit and reception, the Penn Hill HS NJROTC, annual service awards, the upcoming Kentucky Derby party and more.
Pittsburgh Resources List
Updated Resource list (August 10, 2018) posted in Council News and Features section
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
Council Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NavyLeague-PittsburghCouncil-1161671123898487/
Other local Navy and Military Events
. Here is a link to scholarship opportunities for military/veterans/dependents. Spouses may also be eligible for tuition assistance for training, certifications, etc.
scholarships for military dependents can be found at: https://www.militaryscholar.org/
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: