Portland-Blueback Council ~ P.O. Box 2985 Portland, OR 97208 ~

June 19, 2024
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17 May 2022
Former president Tony Sebio being recognized for his leadership.  Navy Captain Greg Woodruff (Ret.) former CO of Navy Blue Angels at our March meeting.

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Tom Finneran, President of the Portland-Blueback Council was awarded the Volunteer Of The Year bomber jacket, as well as an award for his excellent service at the McMinville air show that featured the Blue Angels in 2023.
Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show
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Swearing-In 2024 Officers and Board Members

2023 Air Show Part I
Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show

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Blue Angels Hospitality at Portland International Airport (PDX) Air National Guard Base, where the Portland Navy League provided food, beverages, mess hall and a pilot ready room for briefings.
We were out there for eight days.  Great to meet all the pilots and crews, and to bring in a mini car show.
We offered to trade rides, but that didn't fly.  HA!!
New member CAPT Deano Koehler, Retired Navy Pilot, and Jake Jacobs were the main assistants to air show folks.
Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show Blue Angels Car Show at 2023 McMinnville Air Show
2023 Air Show Part II
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Iron Side and Roseburg Sea Cadets get to meet Blue Angels Ground Crew Serving Breakfast at Air Show Chalet Sponsors Blue Angels arrive at PDX and are met by Board Member Tom Finneran Busy Lunch Time Mark, Barney and Zack keep the food flowing
Portland Council Outing at Boring Brewery And Winery
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30 Members Of The
Portland Council Toured The USS Nevada (SSN 733)
At Bangor Naval Base

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Portland Council tour of the USS Nevada (SSN 733) Portland Council tour of the USS Nevada (SSN 733) Portland Council tour of the USS Nevada (SSN 733)
NAVY LEAGUE FLEET WEEK 2023
Fleet Week 2023 Took Place Place June 7-11

Board members get tour of USS Michael Monsoor DDG 1001 during Fleet Week 2022.

SETTING THE WATCH
ETCS (SS) USN Ret, Arlo Gatchel (Co-Chair USS Oregon Commissioning Committee) presents a ceremonial long glass to the USS Oregon's first watch detail.

Tony Sebbio presents Gavin McIlvenna, Past President, Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a council coin and bottle of wine for speaking at the December 7th dinner meeting.
After previous practice, our council's adopted ship that was commissioned in Portland in 2018 made the news.
USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully recovered the Orion space capsule
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USS OREGON (SSN 793) COMMISSIONING PHOTOS

USS Oregon (BB-3) Mast
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USS Portland (LPD 27)
USS Oregon (SSN 793)
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USS Oregon (SSN 793) Commissioning Info
Welcome to the Portland-Blueback Council of the Navy League of the United States.  We are a civilian organization dedicated to the education of citizens, including our elected officials, about maritime issues and the support of the men and women serving in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.  We actively support the five Sea Cadet units located throughout Oregon, as well as active duty units located in the greater Portland Area.
For membership in both our local council as well as Navy League national contact Ray Hanson, Membership Chairman or use the Membership button on the left side of this page.
We are again holding quarterly, in-person, brunch & dinner meetings.  Please check the the upcoming events area for future meetings.  We hold monthly business/board meetings via Zoom and in-person.
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ADOPTED SHIPS AND UNITS 
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USS Portland
(LPD-27)


USCGC Alert
(WMEC-630)


Coast Guard Station Portland

USCGC Bluebell
(WLI 313)


NROTC-Oregon State University

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