Guest of Honor; TBD
4:00 PM on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. Read More.
Thursday, 21 February 2019. Skopelos, New World Landing.
The Pensacola Navy League is proud of the efforts of military personnel who volunteer their time to enrich the community. The Pensacola Navy League recognizes the efforts of these men and women during the annual Margaret Flowers Civic Award, Military Recognition Day ceremony.
31 March-5 April 2019, Pensacola, Florida
J.S. de Elcano photo: Click Here
Thursday, 25 April 2019. Heritage Hall, Seville Quarter, 0730.
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 demonstrated significant contribution to their command and the community. The honorees are nominated by their respective commands.
September 2019, Pensacola Yacht Club
Mark your calendar for the 21th Annual POW/MIA luncheon, hosted by the Pensacola
Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and jointly sponsored by the Pensacola Navy League and the Freedom's Foundation.
October 2019. Pensacola Yacht Club; Attire: Civilian - Casual, Military - Service Khaki. Great food. Great people. Come hungry!
On April 3, 2018, the Secretary of the Navy chose Pensacola as the site for commissioning USS Tripoli LHA 7. The estimated date of the commissioning is November/December of 2019. The USS Tripoli is named for the Battle of Derna in 1805, the first battle fought on foreign soil by the military of the fledgling United States of America. The ship is 850 feet long (about the size of the USS Lexington) with a crew of 1050 Sailors. She will be able to embark over 1700 Marines and is the first LHA, designed to support the new F-35B Lightning II.
The commissioning will occur at the pier aboard NAS Pensacola in front of 6,000 to 10,000 guests. The Commissioning Committee, including members of the Pensacola Navy League, the Pensacola Marine Corps League, and the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce will begin raising funds to support the crew and all the events of commissioning week.
For those unfamiliar, we expect the week of the commissioning to look like this:
- Tuesday & Wednesday - Crew receptions. We do two so that everyone will have a chance to attend, regardless of their duty section
- Thursday - Commissioning committee reception on the ship
- Friday - Sponsor’s luncheon on the ship. The sponsor for USS Tripoli is Mrs Lynn Mabus.
Chairman’s Reception at the National Museum of Naval Aviation
- Saturday - Breakfast for the commissioning platform VIPs
Commissioning Ceremony (on the pier)
Reception (on the pier)
We will put out more detailed information as the date is set and gets closer. Stay tuned!
While the crew of the Tripoli awaits completion of construction and Commissioning of their ship they are engaged in local training, professional development and Community Relations support. To see the Tripoli Community Relations gallery: Click Here
For additional detail and to listen to a radio interview with Commissioning Committee Chairman RADM Don Quinn USN (ret) and Pensacola Navy League Public Affairs Officer, Harry White: Click Here