Portland Navy League is a recognized non-profit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible as otherwise provided by law.
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
VIDEO AND STORY
NAVY LEAGUE FLEET WEEK 2022
In 2021 there were no Navy League in-person Fleet Week events due to Covid restrictions. Instead, we prepared a video of activities that our council normally is involved with during the year, including Fleet Week events. Click Here to See the 2021 Fleet Week Video
The ships returned to the seawall in 2022, and there were many Rose Festival Fleet Week events.
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.