U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief John
Minyard carries the remains of Navy
League National Director Emeritus
Harold B. Estes during a memorial
ceremony July 9 aboard the USS
Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii. A retired master chief
boatswain’s mate and World War II
veteran who served more than 20
years in the Navy, Estes is credited
with bringing the USS Bowfin and
USS Missouri memorials to Hawaii.
He died May 17 at the age of 96.
Costner, Barb and Bob Price, Lau-
retta and Clark Gaylord, Ellie Hu-
bert, Pat Faunt, Bill McLoughlin and
Maury Lazenby served 197 Sailors,
spouses and their children “Breakfast
for Dinner.” The unusual dinner
menu was a big hit. The Mayport
Navy League team will be serving a
No Dough Dinner again Sept. 26.
■ In celebration of the Centennial of
Naval Aviation, Rear Adm. Ted N.
Branch, commander Naval Air Force
Atlantic, spoke at a July 13 meeting
of the Williamsburg-Yorktown, Va.,
Council at the U.S. Coast Guard
Training Center in Yorktown. Branch
addressed the current status of U.S.
naval air forces, and how naval avia-
tion will be evolving in the decades
ahead. A number of council mem-
bers who are former naval aviators
were in attendance, including Perry
Stone, Tom Flanary, Gerry Mauer,
Fred Gore and Stew Zink. ■
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Daniel B. Branch Jr.
NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
Pamela K. Ammerman
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
Patricia Du Mont
Philip L. Dunmire
CORPORATE AFFAIRS, DEVELOPMENT AND MARKE TING
Thomas E. Jaffa
MEMBERSHIP AND INFORMA TION TECHNOLOGY
William R. Keller
REGION, AREA AND COUNCIL PRESIDENTS’ LIAISON
Richard H. Kennedy
William A. Kopper
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND RETENTION
SEA SERVICES LIAISON
David N. Todd
STRA TEGIC PLANNING
Alan L. Kaplan
NATIONAL ASSISTANT TREASURERS
William G. Braund
Stewart E. Reuter
NATIONAL JUDGE ADVOCATE
NATIONAL DEPUTY JUDGE ADVOCATES
Robert B. Haemer
Rand R. Pixa
NATIONAL CORPORATE SECRETARY
CHAIRMAN U.S. NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS
Randy W. Hollstein
PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
Cecil L. Blackwell
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Rabbi William Kloner
NATIONAL ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN
Capt. Herb Goetz, USN (Ret.)
James M. Semerad
James H. Waller
2010-2011 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!