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Invitation: San Francisco Council Luncheon, Scoma's Restaurant, Tuesday, March 12

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    TUESDAY MARCH 12TH NAVY LEAGUE LUNCHEONAhoy Members and Friends, Last year the Pacific Merchant Marine Council had three of our quarterly luncheons in
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      TUESDAY MARCH 12TH NAVY LEAGUE LUNCHEON
      Ahoy Members and Friends,
       
      Last year the Pacific Merchant Marine Council had three of our quarterly luncheons in partnership with the San Francisco Council.
       
      It's the San Francisco Council's luncheon Tuesday, March 12. We're all invited to attend. Details below...
       
      Don't forget the Pacific Central Region "Meet and Greet" informal dinner party in Oakland Friday, March 15, and the Region meeting Saturday, March 16. See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/message/1307. Hope to see you!
       
      Heave Ho,
       
      Phelps
       
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:31 PM
      Subject: Invitation: San Francisco Council Luncheon, Scoma's Restaurant, Tuesday, March 12

      Ahoy Navy Leaguers,
       
      Angus Blackwood, San Francisco Council President, welcomes you and your friends to attend the council luncheon March 12.
       
      The council has covered the cost of the air travel and accommodations for Captain Baze and Command Master Chief Lunsford. In addition, RADM Karl Schultz, USCG District 11, and his aide will be attending the luncheon.
       
      An advance luncheon reservation is highly desirable. Online visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5661389368.
       
      Anchors Aweigh,
       
      Phelps
      Phelps Hobart
      Senior Vice President
      Pacific Central Region
      Navy League of the United States
      (916) 739-6949
       
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:37 PM
      Subject: TUESDAY MARCH 12TH NAVY LEAGUE LUNCHEON

       

       

       

       

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      SALTY QUIZ



      Q:  What is a United States Ship (USS) called during and after construction but before she is commissioned?

      A:  Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU).

       

       

       

      NAVY LEAGUE

      of the United States

      SAN FRANCISCO COUNCIL

      MARCH LUNCHEON

      TUESDAY MARCH 12, 2013
      SCOMA'S RESTAURANT
      PIER 47


      11:30 a.m.     COCKTAILS AND FELLOWSHIP
           
      12:15 p.m.     PROGRAM

      1:30 p.m.       LIBERTY CALL

       

      $40 at the door, $35 in advance: RSVP ONLINE AT

      http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5661389368

       

      THIS QUARTER'S PROGRAM

       

      THE CONSTRUCTION AND POWER OF

      USS AMERICA

       

       

      OUR GUEST SPEAKER AND SPECIAL GUEST

       

      CAPT Wayne Baze
       
      Executive Officer,
      Pre-commissioning Unit

       

      and


      future Commanding Officer, USS America LHA-6



       


      MASTER CHIEF

      CHAD LUNSFORD


      Command Master Chief

      Pre-commissioning Unit America
       

       

      The newest amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) was christened Oct. 20, 2012 at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss.

      "When America joins the fleet, we'll be a stronger, more flexible, and a better Marine Corps team. We need this ship," said Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson during the ceremony.

      The 844-foot ship will be a flexible, multi-mission platform necessary to quickly respond to incidents worldwide and provide forward presence and project power as part of joint, interagency, and multinational maritime expeditionary forces.

      America also marks the first of the Navy's newest class of amphibious assault ships replacing the Tawara class. It is considered to be the next generation "big-deck" amphibious ship. The new ship will be more capable to support current and future aircraft such as the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey and Joint Strike Fighter.

      "It's kind of like a mini-aircraft carrier," said Lynne Pace, the ship's sponsor prior to breaking a bottle of champagne over the bow.

      As an amphibious ship, its mission will include embarking, transporting, controlling, inserting, sustaining and extracting elements of a marine air-ground task force, and support forces by helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft.

      "To the crew, you are charged with a very special responsibility between now and the commissioning of this ship. You will set the standard of excellence. You will set the personality," Ferguson told the ship's crew.

      This is the fourth ship in Navy history to be named America. The first was a 74-gun ship-of-of-the-line that was used by the Continental Navy that was then presented to the king of France as a gift in appreciation for his country's support to the new nation. The preceding America was a Kitty-Hawk class aircraft carrier that played key roles between the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm.

      Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., laid the keel in July 2009 and plans to deliver the ship in 2013 after conducting a series of sea trials.

      The USS America will be homeported in San Diego.

       

       

      SYMBOLISM

      Shield:  
      Blue and Gold = Navy
      Red Chevron = Patriotism / USMC Enlisted Fighting Spirit
      5 Stars = CVA-66 Vietnam Battle Stars
      Liberty Torch = America’s role as the “Beacon of Liberty”
      Gadsden Snake = 1st Flag carried into battle by Continental Marines
      Trident = Sea Power and 3 previous AMERICA’s

      Crest: 
      Eagle = America Coat of Arms / Aviation / USN Enlisted Courage
      Arrows and Olive Branch = War and Peace

      Supporters:
      Crossed Swords = USN/USMC leadership and teamwork

      Motto:    
      “Bello Vel Pace Paratus” = “Prepared in War or in Peace”

      Seal: 
      Ring of Stars =  Military Service Flag paying tribute to the unwavering support and sacrifice of military families.  Top star is gold in honor of those who have sacrificed all in defense of America’s freedom.

       

      $40 at the door, $35 in advance: RSVP ONLINE AT

      http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5661389368

       

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