Battalion were then turned over to
retired Army Col. Lettie Bien, who
was scheduled to make the presenta-
tion at the grand opening of the
Fisher House on Nov. 17.
■ The abbott and nine senior
monks of the Wat Djittabhawan
Buddhist College received an early
morning tour Oct. 6 aboard the air-
craft carrier USS George Washington
when it was anchored in
Leamchang, Thailand. Thailand
Eastern Seaboard Council President
Peter Thorand made the arrange-
ments so the unscheduled visit could
be accommodated. Council member
Khun Nana acted as an escort and
interpreter for the visit. The group
was given a brief tour of the hangar
bay and flight deck, and performed a
blessing while on the ship’s bridge
for good luck and protection. After
the short visit, the group returned to
their temple where 35 members of
the carrier painted one of the temple
buildings as part of a community
relations project. ■
■ The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet
Corps unit that participated in
the National Capital Council’s
sixth annual Congressional
Sea Services Award ceremony Sept. 14 was misidentified
in the November Council
Digest item about the event.
The HMCM William R. Charette Battalion, of National
Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., presented colors and
assisted during the event.
NAVY LEAGUE NEWS / COUNCIL DIGEST
of the United States
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Arlington, VA 22201-5424
2009-2010 NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
J. Michael McGrath
Albert J. Baciocco Jr.
Evan S. Baker
Calvin H. Cobb Jr.
Joanne S. Crown
John H. Dalton
Richard J. Danzig
Fred Davidson III
Timothy O. Fanning
Morgan L. Fitch Jr.
Albert H. Friedrich
James S. Gracey
Alfred M. Gray Jr.
Thomas B. Hayward
Albert J. Herberger
James L. Holloway III
Paul R. Ignatius
Hansford T. Johnson
Paul X. Kelley
William C. Kelley Jr.
Jack M. Kennedy
Robert E. Kramek
Charles R. Larson
Sanford W. McDonnell
Sheila M. McNeill
J. William Middendorf II
Carl E. Mundy Jr.
John A. Panneton
John M. Rau
J. Paul Reason
Leighton W. Smith Jr.
John J. Spittler
James D. Watkins
R. James Woolsey
STATEMENT OF POLICY
■ We of the Navy League of the United
States stand for a strong America — a nation
morally, economically, and internally strong.
■ We believe that the security of our nation
and of the people of the world demands a
well-balanced, integrated, mobile American
defense team, of which a strong Navy, Marine
Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine are
■ We support all Armed Services to the end
that each may make its appropriate contribu-
tion to the national security.
■ We know that in a free nation an informed
public is indispensable to national security
and, therefore, we will strive to keep the
nation alert to dangers which threaten — both
from without and within.
■ We favor appropriations for each of the
Armed Services, adequate for national securi-
ty, economically administered.
■ We oppose any usurpation of the
Congress’s constitutional authority over the
■ We urge that our country maintain world lead-
ership in scientific research and development.
■ We support industrial preparedness, plan-
■ We support efforts of our government to
achieve worldwide peace through international
■ We advocate a foreign policy which will
avoid wars — if possible; if not, win them!