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: Steeler Training Camp Picnic. July 28 - Registration form
2017 USS Pittsburgh Relief Crew Membership renewal due - See USS Pittsburgh Tab
Other local military and Navy events:
Friends of Sea Services
The Navy Band, Rhode Island Sounds is doing 3 concerts in the Pittsburgh area.
Wednesday, June 21, 11:30-1:00 PM, Steel City Plaza
Thursday, June 22, Noon-1:30 PM, Market Square
Friday, June 22, 11:30-1230, Point State Park, also a welcome home/send-off for mobilized Navy Reserve members and families.
Navy Week Pittsburgh, June 19-25 http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=98386
During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. The Blue Angels, the Navy Parachute Team, bands, divers, Seabees, EOD teams, crews of ships and submarines that are named after the city or state or have a tie to the area, hometown Sailors, medical personnel, environmental displays, USS Constitution Sailors and equipment, and Navy recruiting assets all have participated in the Navy Week program.
Information on the Navy NAVCO website: https://www.facebook.com/usnavypitt/posts/10154639473718247
Also check 'NRD Facebook' for updates
Blue Angels June 24-25 Latrobe, PA https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/show/
2nd Quarter 2017 Port of Pittsburgh Newsletter posted, the official publication of the Navy League of the United States, Pittsburgh Council. Check out stories about our USS Pittsburgh crew support fund raising and scholarships; calendar of events; Memorial Day parade participation; Steeler training camp picnic and more.
Pittsburgh Council President's recent editorial (April 9, 2017) in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
Council Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NavyLeague-PittsburghCouncil-1161671123898487/
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: