Navy League of the Treasure Coast - nltreasurecoast
Links to Other Pages
NLUS Treasure Coast Officers and Board
NLUS Program Notes
Victory Center - Indian River Mall
Pictures & Videos
War of 1812: Our Forgotten War
Information for Veterans
St. Lucie West Centennial High School NJROTC
Sebastian River High School NJROTC:
Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce
New Members - 2012
New Members NLTC CCL #334- 2012.docx
Mooring Lines - Monthly Newsletter
Mooring Lines - April 2012.doc
May Mooring Lines.doc
October 2012 Mooring Lines-1.doc
Nov.2012 Mooring Lines.doc
Mooring Lines - Dec. 2012.doc
Jan 2013 Mooring Lines.doc
Feb.2013 Mooring Lines.doc
NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES - NATIONAL WEBSITE
The site contains a link to the online edition of Seapower, the Navy League's magazine.OFFICIAL US NAVY WEBSITE
A great source for all things Navy!BICENTENNIAL OF THE WAR OF 1812 - AMERICA'S NAVY: KEEPING THE SEA FREE FOR MORE THAN 200 YEARS
The U.S. Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Partners commemorate two bicentennials: The War of 1812 & The Star-Spangled Banner. The Navy League of the United States is one of the partners in this website.OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE USS CONSTITUTION
This site contains a link to the USS Constitution Museum.SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION
For those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in naval surface warfare and to support the activities of surface naval forces.THE GOAT LOCKER: CPO/NAVY INFORMATION
Lots of useful CPO/Navy information and links on this website.THE NAVY MEMORIAL
The Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., honors those who served in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.THE YEAR OF THE CHIEF
Sponsored by the Navy Memorial to honor all Chief Petty Officers past and present. The Memorial's museum will feature displays depicting CHIEF life, work, history and accomplishments.US NAVAL INSTITUTE
Seeks to foster in all Americans a greater understanding of: the need for a strong national defense; the enduring role of the sea services preserving it, and; our national obligation to the men and women of the all-volunteer force who provide it.THE NAVY HYMNUSCG STATION FT. PIERCE FL
OFFICIAL US COASTGUARD WEBSITE
One of our adopted units.
Information about the Coast Guard? It's here!OFFICIAL US MARINE CORPS WEBSITE
A great source for Marine Corps information!AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE AT WAR
MARITIME ADMINISTRATION HOME PAGEKOREAN WAR HISTORY, SELECTED RECORDS
Dedicated to the Mariners who died in service to their country during all wars, from the Revolutionary War through Korea and their U.S. Naval Armed Guard shipmates. A very comprehensive view.
VIETNAM WAR HISTORY, SELECTED RECORDS
Similar to the Vietnam war history link immediately above, just a different war and, as of 02FEB2013, USMC oriented.
This site contains selected records and is not a comprehensive record of the war. It does, nevertheless, make for interesting reading. Just click on the icon for your choice of service.
Information related to the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Coast guard, Air Force, National Guard and Reserves.SPOTLIGHT ON VETERANS
Link to Press-Journal columnist who frequently writes about WWII veterans and others.NEW: WINDALERT.COM
Need to know the wind conditions? Get real time wind - the current conditions where you sail, boat, fish; Wind forecasts - Site specific daily forecasts by expert meteorologists. A free website. This site is also excellent for those of you who track hurricanes - it shows the progress of the storm and, when it nears the U.S., will also be showing the wind sensors they have in place so you can see the various wind speeds as well.NORTH AMERICAN AIR SHOWS CALENDAR
Air shows throughout the United States in 2012, 2013 and 2014.VERO BEACH NAVAL AIR STATION
Numerous pictures of former US Naval Air Station in Vero Beach, FL, during World War II.
On the Road Again/military oriented museums/sites along I-95/75 and elsewhere
United States Naval Academy Museum
The museum offers two floors of exhibits about the history of seapower, the development of the U.S. Navy, and the role of the U.S. Naval Academy in producing officers capable of leading America's sailors and marines.The United States Coast Guard Museum
Spans the two hundred and twenty-plus-year history of the U.S. Coast Guard.National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, VA
A monument to Honor, Courage and Commitment. Free.American Merchant Marine Museum
The repository for the United States Merchant Marine Academy's extensive and valuable collection of marine art, ship models and nautical artifacts.United States Military Academy Museum
Interested in military museums? This one is a "must see". While there consider visiting Constitution Island (see link following).Constitution Island
A tale of two periods - the American Revolution and a story of Susan and Anna Warner - are you familiar with the song "Jesus Loves Me"? Then look here.The National WWII Museum, New Orleans
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is a must see place if you are in NOLA. Numerous artifacts, very enlightening.National Navy UDT-Seal Museum, Ft. Pierce, FL
"Discover and experience the intrigue and stealth of America's most extraordinary fighting men!" See website for fees.National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL, NAS
The museum that is Naval Aviation. Located at Pensacola, FL, NAS, home of the Blue Angels. Free.Blue Angels:Official Website
The place to find out about the Blue Angels. Includes show and practice schedules and other pertinent information.Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, GA
In Savannah, GA, Old Ft. Jackson is one of four sites close together, including the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Battlefield Park, and the Savannah History Museum. Also, a visitors' center. See website for admission fees.Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Pooler, GA
Adjacent to I-95 near Savannah, GA, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is a nationally significant military history museum that documents the role of the Eighth Air Force in the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II (1941-45).Official National Museum of the USAF, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
The world's largest and oldest military aviation museum with more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display. Free.Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum - Charleston Harbor, SC
USS Yorktown (VV-10), star of academy award winning film "The Fighting Lady," USS Laffey (DD-724), "The Ship that would not die," and USS Clamagore (SS-343), the only GUPPY III submarine preserved in the U.S. For admission fees and availability of Laffey and Clamagore visiting, see Patriots' Point website. Fort Sumter National Monument Charleston, SC - Nat'l. Park Service
Where the Civil War began. Fee for transportation to the island. There is also a link to Fort Moultrie where you can take a tour of Fort Moultrie's history from the American Revolution through World War II.USAF Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins GA
Located on site of Robins AFB, this interesting site has numerous aircraft and displays.Submarine Force Museum, Groton, Connecticut 06340
Submarines have fascinated people from Alexander the Great to the Beatles, from Jules Verne to John Holland. You'll find out why when you visit the nation's finest displays and collections of America's submarine heritage including David Bushnell's Turtle in 1776. Free.
June 6 Program, 2013 Guilbault Scholarship Winners, VA LT Care
Special June 6, 2013 Dinner Meeting@ Navy SEAL Museum
Our special dinner meeting on June 6, 2013 to honor the volunteers at the Navy Seal Museum will commence at 4:15pm with guided tours of the SEAL museum followed at 5:00pm by a free wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages reception with hors d'ouvres. At 5:45pm dinner will be served in the air-conditioned museum - dinner will consist of seasoned roasted chicken, garlic dill new potatoes, steamed medley of fresh vegetables, coleslaw, cornbread and dessert. The cost per person is $15.00 - RSVP Deadline is June 3, 2013 - email Al Glatz at email@example.com and pay at the door. If you have questions about the evening, please call Ted Rippert at 772-770-3787.
Following dinner there will be comments by Ted Rippert, Tom Juliano and the Director of the museum. We should conclude by 7:00pm. This is shaping up to be a really great event, especially with the free guided tours. Your Webmaster found a couple of names of UDT personnel he served with in the mid-60s on board USS Weiss (APD-135) - incidentally the large ship model in the museum is the same class as the Weiss. And, no, I was not UDT but was the OPS Officer on board the Weiss.
After dinner we will hear from Ted Rippert, Tom Juliano and the Director of the Museum. We should conclude by 7:00pm.
May 9 Dinner Awards.
Mathew Jordan from Sebastian River High School and Myles B. O’Donnell from St. Lucie West Centennial High School are our 2013 RADM Guilbault Scholarship winners. These two young men were honored at our May 9 dinner. We also presented Kim Davis, who generously funded the RADM Guilbault Scholarship, with an Honorary Membership to Our Council. In addition, we also honored the Sailor of the Quarter – MK1 Thomas A. Halliwell, USCG and our own Don Wickstrand who was named Honorable Mention Member of the Year 2012 at the NL's Florida Region Meeting in May. Pictures of the honorees, with the exception of MK1 Halliwell, can be seen above. Our congratulations to all for their success. We would also like to thank Board Member Jack Hogan and the Scholarship Committee for their hard work and Dr. Pat Kirschling, who graciously provided our website with the above pictures.
Our Adopted Units: St. Lucie West Centennial HS NJROTC, LCDR Bob Peterson (USN, (ret); Sebastian River HS NJROTC CDR Randy Laws, USN (ret); US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, LTJG Andrew Phipps, CO; USCG Station Ft. Pierce, CWO Randy Ryan, CO, BMC Craig Allain, Exec. PO.
If you have ever wondered why we support our four adopted units, we suggest you wander over to the left column and click on the links to those units, especially this month, to see what the men and women of those units are doing. You will be quite happy to see that our support is being well earned by the women and men of the units as well as by their leadership.
It is great to see we have so many outstanding young (and, maybe, not so young) individuals and teams - it bodes well for our country's future. And, it is just as great to see that they are in the capable hands of these leaders.
VA LONG TERM CARE INFORMATION
Your Navy League website has learned information which may be of interest to our members - a Veterans Administration "Guide to Long Term Care." While you may not be thinking about long term care, it is good to know information such as this exists. The link to the VA long term care information is: http://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/index.asp.
President's Notes - Ted Rippert
Notes from the President:
Now hear this: The April 11th Dinner Meeting at The Plaza featured Professor Paul Bracken of Yale University who spoke on the theme from his most recent book, The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics. Dr. Bracken’s message for this country, though somewhat disturbing as all “wake up calls” are, was one our nation needs to hear. Thanks to John Beckert’s efforts, our Council was among the first to hear it.
Several guests attended including VADM Alan Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hoag, Richard and Tricia Beeman from the Yale Alumni Club, Mr. Gordon Allen, also from Yale, LTC Peter Hanson, U.S. Army (Ret), Jay & Nancy Hoder - now new members of Navy League. Mr. Barry Schmitt, Jack and Jean Bracken, along with several family members and close friends, also joined the festivities.
Our May 9th Dinner Meeting will feature Dr. Pat Kirschling, PhD as guest speaker. Dr. Kirschling recently retired from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he was a highly regarded expert in Food Marketing. We will also be presenting the RADM GUILBAULT Scholarships to 2 NJROTC students from Units at Sebastian River High School and St. Lucie West Centennial High School.
On June 6th, we will hold a special reception at the U.S. Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in nearby Ft. Pierce, North Hutchinson Island, to honor the Museum’s Staff and Volunteers. If you have not been to the Museum recently, this will be a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the history and exploits of these brave warriors.
The special committee looking into possible future locations for next year’s dinner meetings will be reporting out very shortly. In all, 27 potential locations were considered. The Board of Directors will make the final decision at its May meeting.Please join us at the upcoming dinners and consider bringing a friend to these events. We look forward to seeing you there.
Respectfully, Ted Rippert
About the Navy League of the United States and the Florida Treasure Coast Council #334
Mission: The Navy League of the Treasure Coast is a local of the United States Navy League located in Vero Beach, FL. The Navy League is a civilian organization dedicated to informing the American people and their government that the United States of America is a maritime nation and that its national defense and economic well being are dependent upon strong sea services - U. S. Navy, U. S. Marine Corps, U. S. Coast Guard and U. S.-flag Merchant Marine.
To meet these goals our council supports local U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and NJROTC programs as well as our adopted Coast Guard unit in Fort Pierce, FL (the left column under "Links to Other Pages" has a link for each program). These programs develop future leaders and good citizens by instilling in them the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment. We are proud to be working with these units as they develop young women and men to be leaders.
The Navy League of the United States (NLUS) was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League has provided a powerful voice for a stronger sea service to Congress and the American people. The Navy League has grown into the foremost citizens' organization to serve, support and stand with all the sea services. The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Junior ROTC and Young Marines that expose young people to the values of our sea services.
The Navy League of the Treasure Coast was formed in November 1982 and has been proudly carrying out the mission of the United States Navy League and supporting the sea services and the youth of Florida's Treasure Coast. The United States Navy League's mission is our mission!
Information for Veterans
There is a link in the left column, (Links to other pages), entitled "Information for Veterans." We know there are numerous veterans in Indian River County and hope to provide information via links to various organizations which can be of service to them. Some of these organizations will also be useful to veterans anywhere in the State of Florida and throughout the United States. One especially useful organization on the Treasure Coast is "Workforce Solutions."
Here's what they can do for veterans according to their information sheet: career assessments, career planning, career counseling, case management, job search assistance, occupational skills training, on-the-job training opportunities, employment skills training, work readiness certification, labor market information.
These folks are willing to help veterans and can help recently separated service men and women transition to the civilian workforce - call them at 1 (866) 482-4473 or visit the Victory Center Military Store in the Indian River Mall.
If you know of someone who could use some help, please refer them to the "INFORMATION FOR VETERANS" section in "Links to Other pages."
The List of websites, telephone numbers, etc., in no way constitutes an endorsement of these agencies. We are only providing these contacts as a starting place for anyone who needs assistance. We strongly recommend that anyone contacting these agencies find out as much as they can about them and make an informed decision.
If anyone has other websites, telephone numbers, etc., which would be of help to our veterans or anyone else, please let us know at our email address: nltreasurecoast.yahoo.com. Thank you.
PS - When you click on the link referred to above and get to the "Information for Veterans" page, in the right hand column of that page click on "more" and that will take you to an informative list of websites and telephone numbers.
If any of the websites or telephone numbers do not work, pleas advise the Webmaster at our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen up! We have some important announcements!
****CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER:
1. Ted Rippert was named FL Regional Council President of the Year - 2012;
2. Don Wickstrand was named Member of the Year 2012 Honorable Mention; and
3. Our Treasure Coast Council was selected by the Navy League National as a Meritorious Council. Of more than 330 Councils worldwide, Treasure Coast Council #334 came in the second highest category!
These prestigious awards were presented at the recent FL Navy League Meeting in Tampa. BRAVO ZULU to everyone!
From Ted Rippert, our President: "Although my name is on the document, I feel that this award is for our Council - that means the entire membership, not limited only to the Officers and/or Board of Directors. This award is an acknowledgement of a commitment to excellence. It was indeed an all-hands evolution."****
****Operation Paperback: Al and Franci Glatz report that, in April, they shipped 12 cartons of books (218 books total). New sources of books are Trinity Episcopal Church and Vista Gardens. Trinity Church put a note in their monthly newsletter while Vista Gardens cleans out their library when ther "Snowbirds" start to leave. Please let Al or Franci know of any other sources we can tap.
A big thank you goes out to RADM Bill Jenkins who has made multiple donations to Operation Paperback, as well as to Trinity Episcopal Church and Vista Gardens for their contributions!****
****Now that we are approaching the end of our Navy League of the Treasure Coast "2012-2013 Deployment" it is the perfect time for all of our readers to give some thought to what they want to see on their website for the "2013-2014 Deployment". As one person, the Webmaster needs your help by you submitting ideas and topics which you believe to be of interest and that includes items you think should be removed. This is your website and your input is welcomed!
In addition, over the course of the Summer, the Webmaster will be looking at a new host for the website which will give us greater flexibility, especially in the area of putting up photos from our functions and those of our adopted units.
Thank you for your support.****
****Welcome new Members! Frank "Jay" and Nance Holder. A big Navy League THANK YOU to Jay and Nance for joining our Council and to Jack Hogan for recruiting the Hoders.****
****From Don Wickstrand, Vice President and Membership.To continue to grow our membership, we need to bring in new members and more importantly, keep existing members. Let's each do our part in keeping our Council a vibrant entity for our Community and the NLUS!
If you know anyone who may be interested in becoming a member of the Navy League, let Don Wickstrand, Membership Chair know at 772-231-6101 or email@example.com and they will be contacted for membership in our Council and the Navy League.****
****From Al Glatz, Treasurer. The Board of Directors would like to thank the generous members of the Treasure Coast Council for their giving in 2012. We received $10,000 from the Guilbault Trust for our scholarship fund, In addition we received $3,860 in donations from generous members of our Council. Some of these donations were designated for the Guilbault Scholarship Fund. Others were unrestricted and have been applied to our operating account. Without this funding the Council could not accomplish all that it does. Thank you for your support.****
****NEW! A Navy League Cookbook. Several Navy League wives are considering writing a cookbook. We are looking for ideas and your favorite recipes. Please contact Franci Glatz at (772) 492-9652 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping. All funds will go to our Navy League Treasure Coast Council #334.****
****New Members and Community Affiliates Lists. Be sure to check the lists often for updates and support our community affiliates. We have links to both in the left column on this page.****
****Bicentennial of the War of 1812: Our Forgotten War. Near the top of the "Favorite Sites" section in the left column on this page are two links which provide a lot of information with regard to the War of 1812: "Bicentennial of the War of 1812 - America's Navy: Keeping the Sea Free for More Than 200 Years" and the "USS Constitution." Both sites are informative, comprehensive, interesting and entertaining - a number of national organizations partnered on the former site including the Navy League of the United States. We urge you to visit the sites to learn more about this war which solidified our place in the world as an important democracy.
In addition, in the "Links to Other Pages" in the left column there is a link to "War of 1812: Our Forgotten War" which contains an introduction and brief essays about the causes and effects of the war - not meant to be a comprehensive history but instill a sense of interest and to spur the reader to explore further.
Visit these sites, be informed, be entertained.****
Visit the Military Store in the Indian River Mall
The Military Store at the Indian River Mall needs your help!!!
The store is a great source for providing funds for our veterans - all, repeat all, proceeds from the store stay in Indian River County to provide help to our local veterans. The store is fully staffed by volunteers. It's a fun job and you are only asked to volunteer for two hours a week (many give more time because they enjoy it and know it helps our veterans). Your help is especially needed during the Summer Months as we have our share of "snowbirds" who are flying north once again.
In addition, their prices are MORE than reasonable. They are selling Navy Performance Wicking Shirts for $39.95 - a well known on line site is selling the exact same shirts for $64.95. There is also a nice selection of tees, ball caps and other items. If you are near the Mall take a look. You might even see one of your chapter members, including me, on the job. While we are volunteers, the chapter is rewarded by the store with an allotment of funds based on the total number of hours worked by our volunteers. The store is in the Macy's wing.
So, come on by to see what is happening!
Upcoming NLUS Events and Other Events.
Membership Dues: IT"S NOT TOO LATE!!!
Please note that this month we will start soliciting 2013 membership dues. The Treasure Coast Council dues are VOLUNTARY and only $10 for an individual membership and $15 for husband/wife dual membership. The local dues support the Melbourne Sea Cadets, the Fort Pierce Coast Guard Sailor of the Quarter, Operation Paperback, publishing The Mooring Lines newsletter and the annual Social Roster. Since not every member pays voluntary dues and since we did not conduct major fund raising events in 2012, additional voluntary contributions are being requested to cover Council expenses. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP DUES
Annual dues are $10 for individual,
$15 for H/W dual membership
Make checks payable to:
NLUS Treasure Coast Council #334
NLUS Treasure Coast Council #334
P.O. Box 643845
Vero Beach, FL 32964
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