The Pensacola Navy League Board of Directors will meet at 4:00 PM in the Ballroom of the Pensacola Yacht Club on Tues, 18 January 2022.
Come and join us as we close out a fantastic year and celebrate our successes. Event begins at 6:00 PM in the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress Street, Pensacola, FL. This is a Black Tie (optional) event. Military; Dinner Dress uniform. Entertainment provided by "Joe Occhipinti and the Jazzabouts. Dancing, dinner, photos and fun. Read More:
2021 is the 240th anniversary of friendship between Spain and America and our two cultures. The year is filled with significant moments to commemorate. This recognition is meaningful for present and future generations through music. Examples of important historical events include the Battle of Pensacola through General Bernardo de Galvez (named Honorary Citizen of the United States), the Count of Florida Blanca, another great personality in the opposition to the British and in the recovery of Menorca. During the same period was the death of David Farragut, born in Menorca, and who participated in the American Revolution, the Battle of Mobile and in the creation of the American Navy. Maria Dolores Gaitan and this historic tribute will only be performed in the U.S. in St. Augustine, Pensacola, and Washington, D.C. and in Spain, in Menorca and Segovia. The program for attendees will outline the music from the period and a complimentary CD will be provided to ticket holders. This is brought forward by the Cultural Committee/Nautical Institute of the Academy of Sciences and Military Arts in Spain. Local lead organization is Pensacola Sister Cities, Inc. Current partners include Granaderos y Damas, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and Pensacola Opera. Read More:
The Pensacola Navy League is proud to recognize Pensacola area Spouses as nominated by their respective Commands. The nominees are selected for their selfless contributions, sacrifice and commitment to service on behalf of their spouse. To see Galleries from previous years go to the Recurring Events Tab and click on Spouse Appreciation Day.
Come join us as the Navy Pelican, "Blue 1" is re-installed on his Perch at the intersection of Palafox and Garden Streets downtown. Following a malicioius attack by baseball bat weilding vandals the Navy Pelican took more than a year to repair. However "Blue 1" is now ready to mount his Perch and once again "Stand Watch" with his fellow military feathered friends. "Blue 1" will be paraded up Palafox Street on a Float accompanied by the Commanding Officer of NAS Pensacola, CAPT Tim Kinsella, USN and members of the World Famous Blue Angels. "Blue 1" will be delivered to Mayor Robinson and Pensacola Navy Leaguie President Dan McCort then ceremoniously re-installed in his rightful place at the hub of Pensacola.
A copy of the Press Release for the Re-Installation Ceremony can be found by clicking; Here
A copy of the Flyer for the event can be found by clicking; Here
The Pensacola Navy League is deeply grateful to Dave Richards of Blue Coral Boat Yard for his masterful repair of the damage that "Blue 1" had sustained. We are equally grateful to the Blue Angel's Corrosion Control Shop for the flawless paint job that they provided to bring "Blue 1" back to his former glory. A Gallery of repair photos can be seen; Here
A detailed history of "Blue 1" can be found in our Jan-Mar and Apr-Jul Bullhorn Newsletters. Simply go back to the Homepage and click on the Newsletter icon.
A favorite among the many events hosted by the Pensacola Navy League. The Annual Chicken Barbecue is a casual membership drive and wrap-up party featuring music, delicious food, frosty beverages and fellowship. Bring a potential new member to see the many benefits of joining the Pensacola Navy League. Current council members who recruit more than 20 new members in a year are recognized at the Navy League National Convention.
The Annual Pensacola Navy League Golf Tournament is held in the Fall at the beautiful A.C. Read Golf Course aboard NAS Pensacola. Teams enjoy free lunch with refreshments and have a chance to win a Chevy Malibu from Pete Moore Chevrolet or a Mercedes from Centennial motors. Proceeds from this tournament support the Navy Birthday Ball and benefit the Pensacola area Sea Services as well as other local military personnel.
The Annual POW/MIA luncheon, hosted jointly by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the Pensacola Navy League, is a compelling and moving speaker series luncheon, typically featuring a former Prisoner of War veteran or family member. The POW/MIA luncheon is held in the Fall at the Pensacola Yacht Club. To see Galleries from previous years go to the Recurring Events Tab and click on POW/MIA Luncheon.
The United States Coast Guard Cutter DILIGENCE (WMEC-616) will conduct a Change of Command at which CDR Jared Trusz will relieve CDR Luke Slivinski following CDR Slivinski's very successful tour as DILIGENCE CO. The CoC will take place pierside aboard NAS Pensacola at 1000 on Friday, 16 July 2021. VADM Steven Poulin USCG will be the presiding officer. Immediately following the CoC the Pensacola Navy League will conduct an "Adoption" of the DILIGENCE in a Ceremony to codify a long term support relationship with the DILIGENCE. For photos and video: Click Here.
Navy League National has selected the Commanding Officer of NAS Pensacola, CAPT Tim Kinsella, USN, to receive the presigious John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership. Attendance to this special and unique event will be by invitation. RSVP's will be required due to limited seating. Recommend highly that you respond quickly after receiving your E-vite. For photos and video: Click Here.
The kick-off event will begin at 6:00 PM on Thur, 27 May honoring Lt Col Frank Adams and Lt Gen Chuck Pitman. For additional info Click Here.
For information concerning the entire summer schedule; Click Here.
Come join as we welcome CAPT Mark Ratkus USN, Commanding Officer of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT). Cyber Warfare and information security are the Hot Topics of today! Come and let CAPT Ratkus enlighten you on the subject. All Admirals Club members and their guests are invited. Not an Admirals Club member? Plenty of time to join before the event. Read More:
Come join us as we WELCOME the WALNUT to NAS Pensacola. In an open air and safetly distanced event the Pensacola Navy League will be pierside to officially greet the Commanding Officer, LCDR Bonner and his Crew from WALNUT to its new Homeport. We will be joined by the Crew's family and friends as well as officials from NAS Pensacola, the City, County and State. Since this will be WALNUT'S first time to Pensacola it will be our one chance to make a good first impression. So plan to come on down and help. All that you need to bring is a smile and hands to wave. Details concerning arrival time will be provided when known. However the Cutters typically arrive mid to late morning. Check back here for updates.
To see Galleries from previous Meet the Boss events go to the Recurring Events Tab and click on Admirals Club.
The Pensacola Navy League recognizes the efforts of our Military during the annual Margaret Flowers Civic Award, Military Recognition Day ceremony. The ceremony, a lunch event held in February, is the largest event hosted by the Council. Enlisted service members (up to E-6) from the Pensacola area are nominated by their commands. The selection criterion is based on civic work in the community, leadership, rate proficiency and representation of appearance. The award’s namesake, Margaret Flowers, honors Ms. Flowers’ long and devoted record of service to the Navy and the community; she embodies the true esprit de corps of community and social involvement. To see Galleries from previous years go to the Recurring Events Tab and click on Military Recognition Day.
Local enlisted service members are recognized by the Pensacola Navy League during a breakfast ceremony held each spring. The event honors military enlisted members who have made significant contributions to their command and the community. The Honorees are nominated by their respective commands. This year in lieu of an in person group breakfast event the Honorees will be recognized individually and separately. A three hour window of time from 1000-1300 has been identified during which the Honorees may present themselves at the Radford Lounge in the Museum. Representatives from the Pensacola Navy League, our Sponsors, NFCU and PenAir as well as elected officials will present to the Honorees their Certificates of Appreciation and a gift bag. The Honorees may chose any time during the three hour window that is convenient for them. The Honorees may also bring family members or guests to witness the presentation. Photos will be taken during the individual presentations. To see Galleries from previous years go to the Recurring Events Tab and click on Enlisted Recognition Breakfast.
The Pensacola Navy League and the Marine Corps League of Pensacola will jointly host a membership social and recognition event in Phineas Phoggs at Seville. Come and learn how these two fine organizations support our Pensacola military community. Watch our Sea Cadets and Young Marines in action and learn about those terrific youth programs. Most importantly come and join. Join one or both of the Leagues. Join in on the support for our Sea Services and local military. Join us for the fun!