Battle of Midway Dining Out – June 7, 2014
The Monterey Commandery of the Naval Order is organizing the 2014 Battle of Midway Dining Out to be held in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom aboard the Naval Postgraduate School on Saturday, June 7. An information flyer can be found here. A reservation form for purchasing tickets via postal mail may be found here and online reservations may be made here. Reservations deadline is Friday, May 30.
U.S. Coast Guard Birthday Picnic and Family Fun Day – August 1, 2014
Please join us at the picnic area on the east side of El Estero Park on Friday, August 1, 2014 around 11:00AM to share lunch with the USCG personnel, their families and members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary as we celebrate the 223rd anniversary of the establishment of what is now our U.S. Coast Guard. It was on Aug. 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue and grew over the 223 years into the Department of Defense component that it is today. We will be grilling up plenty of tri-tip beef, burgers, and hot dogs, and providing plenty of side dishes/salads and drinks. We will end the picnic with the cutting of the birthday cake and serving it with ice cream. Cost is free for active duty Coast Guard, $15 for civilians. This is a great way to show our thanks to the “Coasties” who remain vigilantly on watch to protect our coasts and help those in peril on the water.
Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Video Highlights from May 26, 2014
The Navy Fleet Reserve Association, Navy League, Naval Order, and Coast Guard Auxiliary organized a commemoration for our Nation’s fallen shipmates that included a short script, the laying of wreaths, and playing of TAPS by Major James Disney Ryan, US Army. The solemn remembrance ceremony was held at the Monterey Coast Guard pier at 10:30AM. A short video showing the highlights is available here.
Recap of 15-May Reception for NPS President VADM Ron Route, USN (Ret.)
This Member Event was well attended and well received by the guests who enjoyed excellent smoked salmon, an assortment of wonderful cheeses and exclusive local wines as presented by the caterer, Vista Catering and Events. Guests mingled and had opportunity to speak with our Guest of Honor, Admiral Route. The Admiral then showed a short video describing the Naval Postgraduate School’s mission and gave insight into the university’s unique student population consisting of U.S. and international active duty military officers. Admiral Route then fielded questions from the audience and then concluded the evening with a little more social interaction with our guests. Council President Dave Overton presented Admiral Route with a small memento to thank him for taking the time to educate our Council on the NPS mission and how it supports the mission of the U.S. Navy and our Department of Defense.