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Oakland Navy League Hosts BBQ for Bonhomme Richard, Pinckney

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  • Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS
    The Pacific Merchant Marine Council made a financial contribution to the Oakland Council for its Fleet Week BBQ. Let me know if you care to visit Navy ships
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 15, 2008
      The Pacific Merchant Marine Council made a financial contribution to the Oakland Council for its Fleet Week BBQ.
      Let me know if you care to visit Navy ships making a San Francisco port call.  
      If you desire tickets for the Sea Cadets drawing; see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/message/305 then contact me and I will mail you some. Great prizes and a wonderful way to support the Sea Cadets locally.
      Preparing the 4th quarter Pacific Merchant Marine Council Captain's Call newsletter. If you have something to publish, please E-mail it to me.
      PMMC at cwo dot com
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      Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:12 AM
      Subject: Oakland Navy League Hosts BBQ for Bonhomme Richard, Pinckney

      Lou Lozano, President of the Oakland Council, said it was a great event. He was thanked by the admiral, captain, and it seemed like everyone else.
      The ships encountered heavy seas heading north. Their arrival was delayed till Sunday morning. It was a great day on the Bay, clear and calm. Lou said it was wonderful to see the ships come through the Golden Gate and soon tie up. As soon as liberty call, the team started serving food dockside. The Admiral's reception Monday evening was well attended and enjoyed by all present.
      The public was eager to get on board and tour the ships.
      All in all, a fine San Francisco Fleet Week. Maybe next year more ships due to the nice reception this year.

      Oakland Navy League Hosts BBQ for Bonhomme Richard, Pinckney

      Story Number: NNS081014-11
      Release Date: 10/14/2008 11:57:00 PM

      By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Patterson II, USS Bonhomme Richard Public Affairs

      SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The Oakland Navy League, with help from the San Francisco Police Department and the Oakland Athletics hosted a pierside barbecue for the Sailors and Marines of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) Oct. 12.

      The eighth annual event, held each year during Fleet Week, provided Sailors and Marines of Bonhomme Richard the chance to relax and enjoy a hearty meal before setting off on liberty.

      According to Lou Lozano, president of the Oakland Navy League Council, the event is their way of showing appreciation to the men and women serving in today's military.

      "I think it is important for us to show our support to these men and women who are giving the people of the United States our safety and our security," said Lozano. "I want them to feel at home. This is our little way of saying thank you for what they do for us.

      Aside from the free food, Sailors and Marines were also given Oakland A's memorabilia.

      "This entire event from the time they come through the entry gate is free," said Lozano "They don't have to spend a dime. In eight years we have not had one problem. It's been great."

      Cryptologic Technician Collections 2nd Class Adam Crismond said this event was one he will never forget.

      "I definitely enjoyed this event," said Crismond. "I enjoyed the fact that the city of San Francisco and its people would embrace the Navy and provide us with some great raffle opportunities and free food. It was a great experience."

      Bonhomme Richard and Pinckney are in San Francisco for Fleet Week 2008. More than 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are taking part in the celebration of the sea services, which is an opportunity to showcase military personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities.

      For more news from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), visit

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