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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 


Announcements


The USS Pittsburgh Inactivation Ceremony - January 17, 2020

On January 17, 2020 the USS Pittsburgh inactivation ceremony was held in Keyport, Washington.  Here's a link to CO CDR Jason Deichler's Inactivation Speech and a link to the Inactivation Program.

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


Pennsylvania  Senator Pat Toomey praises the USS Pittsburgh and crew

Pa Senator Toomey pays tribute, in the Senate Congressional Record, to the USS Pittsburgh and 35 year service by crew members. 

https://www.toomey.senate.gov/files/documents/2020.1.7%20USS%20PGH_CR.pdf



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 2020

The Pittsburgh Council looks forward to 2020, 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.



Upcoming Events

Our Council is planning a possible golf outing this summer.  Our annual VA picnic is being planned for September.  The Navy Ball is scheduled for October 9.



2nd Quarter 2020 Port of Pittsburgh Newsletter posted

The 2nd 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.  The edition includes announcements from our Council President, our communications plan update, our updated business plan, and more.



Pittsburgh Resources List

Newly updated Resource List (March 17, 2020) posted in Council News and Features section



Council Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/NavyLeague-PittsburghCouncil-1161671123898487/


Other local Navy and Military Events





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: 
http://www.navyleague.org 

Pittsburgh Council, Patriotism & Gratitude, Honor, Knowledge, Service, Awareness, & Engagement