4:00 PM on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. Read More.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020, Pensacola Yacht Club at 11:30 AM. Come join us as we welcome Mayor Robinson to discuss Pensacola current and fiture events, plans and programs.
20 August 2020 at Seville Quarter
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 organization 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! Read More.
21 May 2020. Skopelos, at New World Landing.
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: Read More
23 April 2020. 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.
8 October 2020. Pensacola Yacht Club; Attire: Civilian - Casual, Military - Service Khaki. Great food. Great people. Come hungry! Read More.
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 13 June of 2020 (revised 1 Dec 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 once the date is set and the events 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
On 26 November 2019 members of the Tripoli Commissioning Committee and the Pensacola Navy League traveled to the Ingalls Shipbuilding Facility in Pascagoula, MS. While at the facility CAPT Kevin Meyers the Tripoli Commanding Officer provided a personal guided tour of the ship while it was in "Dry Dock" completing the final stages of construction. A crew from the University of West Florida radio station WUWF accompanied the tour and recorded the event. A copy of their three part broadcast can be seen/heard here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3