Please Contact Stephanie Littell By Email, or call 503-665-3821
SURPRISES AND PRIZES! COME JOIN THE FUN AND SUPPORT YOUR LEAGUE!
Rose Festival Navy Ship Ride
SecNav Ray Mabus (L) and Mayor Hales
Each year during the Rose Festival in June, the U.S. Navy welcomes guests to ride their ships as they navigate up the Columbia River from Astoria to Portland. The Blueback Council of the US Navy
League annually coordinates these rides for the general public on one of the ships that visits Portland. This yearís rides will occur on Thursday, June 9, when the ships debark Astoria in the morning
and dock at the Portland seawall in late afternoon.
People interesting in riding with the crew of a US Navy guided missile destroyer as the ship sails up the Columbia into the Willamette to Portland and being welcomed by the Portland Fire Departmentís fireboat, should
contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Blueback Council will send out an application and information about the ship ride to each person that responds. Because
applications are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis, applications should be send back as quickly as possible. Due to US Navy security requirements, applications must be received by Blueback Council by
Saturday, May 7.
Council Business Meetings Are Held On The Third Saturday Morning Of Each Month
USS PORTLAND COMMISSIONING COMMITTEE
Photo: Sister Ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) Anyone interested in actively participating in the celebration of the commissioning
of the USS Portland (LPD 27) is encouraged to visit the ship's commissioning website
for further information. The committee is being formed to raise funds and plan the 2017 commissioning and social events. This year will be mainly devoted to raising public and civic