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Veterans Day Fireside Chat with our own Captain Polly Bozdech-Veater (USN ret.)

Our own Captain Polly Bozdech-Veater (USN ret.) was privileged to have a fireside chat with the City of Pittsburgh Talent Acquisition Senior Director on Veterans Day.  Polly discussed her Navy career, the local Navy League in Pittsburgh, and her passion for supporting local veterans and active duty personnel.

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Pittsburgh Council Virtual Navy Birthday Celebration

On October 13th we celebrated the 245th birthday of the US Navy.

The link below is a "Virtual Navy Birthday Celebration" on Zoom which featured Captain Dave Kurtz, CO of the USS Somerset (LHD-25), Pittsburgh Navy League past President Bob MacPherson, Commanders Brashear ( CO of Naval Operational Support Command, Pittsburgh) and Smith (CO of Naval Talent Acquisition Group, Pittsburgh) wishing our Navy a Happy 245th. The program is less than twenty minutes.

RDML James Aiken conducts webinar with the Pittsburgh Council

Our Council was honored  to have RDML Aiken present to us in July, 2020.  RDML Aiken is Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three.  Click on "Council News and Features, Full Stories"" to view the webinar.

USS Pittsburgh Memorabilia

We have in our inventory a small number of USS Pittsburgh memorabilia items.  These make great items to remember and to celebrate this fast attack submarine Pittsburgh namesake.  The following listing displays the item – the quantity – the price. (shipping charges are included)

Item                                                    Quantity                         Price

 Metal Travel Mugs                                 6                                $30

Acrylic Christmas Ornament                30                             $20  

Ballcaps w/logo                                        7                               $25   

Lapel pins w/logo                                   40                              $5

To purchase any item, please contact John Caspero at: primary: e-mail -  jfcaspero@verizon.netsecondary: home phone  (412) 257-6141 


USS Pittsburgh arrives at Bremerton Naval Base for inactivation and eventual decommissioning

2020 USS Pittsburgh Scholarship Awarded

The Navy League Pittsburgh Council awards college scholarships to current and former crew members of the USS Pittsburgh and to their family members. 

In 2020 we awarded a total of $5900 from Council and the Pittsburgh Foundation funds to four deserving applicants.  We wish them much success in their college endeavors.

Looking forward to Exciting and Rewarding Events in 2021

The Pittsburgh Council looks forward to 2021, a year for 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.  We had many events planned for 2020 but COVID-19 has led to some events being postponed or cancelled.  We are continuing our planning into 2021 and we hope COVID is soon to be in our rear view mirror.

4th Quarter 2020 Port of Pittsburgh Newsletter posted

The 4th Quarter 2020 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.  This edition includes announcements from our Council President about next year, membership and fundraising and a Veterans Day webinar and more.

Pittsburgh Resources List

The newly updated Resource List (November 24, 2020) is posted in the Council News and Features section (at the bottom of the page).  This is a comprehensive listing of local resources specifically available for veterans and active duty military personnel.  Resource topics include military, legal, veterans, family, financial counseling, retail discounts and many more.

Pittsburgh Council Facebook

Council Facebook

Facebook Pages Related to Pittsburgh and the Sea Services

Navy League Pittsburgh Council

Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh

Naval Operational Support Center Pittsburgh

USCG Station Erie, PA

World Affairs Council, Pittsburgh

US Submarine Veterans Inc.

USS Laboon (DDG 58)

USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) Blue Crew

USS Pennsylvania Group

USS Ohio (SSGN 726) Group

USS West Virginia (SSBN 726) Blue Crew

USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720)

USS Requin (SS 481 )

Other local Navy and Military Events

National Navy League Scholarship

2021 Scholarship Applications Now Online
The 2021 Navy League of the United States scholarship applications are available.  Scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year are open from December 8, 2020 until March 15, 2021.

 Please visit the National Navy League scholarship website to learn more about the application process. 

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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