actual trophy, the Spokane Council
developed a plaque and we are honored to recognize the crew of USS
Mobile Bay this morning.”
RDML Douglas J. Asbjornsen,
commander, Naval Air Force Reserve; deputy commander, Naval Air
Forces; and deputy commander
Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet,
joined officials from the Spokane
Council to present the commemorative plaque to members of the crew.
Mobile Bay Commanding Officer CAPT Timothy Kott accepted
the award along with Petty Officers 2nd Class Eric Newsome
and Corey Bloodworth. Kott noted
that Mobile Bay, which was commissioned in 1987, was the ship
with the most active service to
have received the award.
The Spokane Trophy is an
annual award sponsored by the
Spokane Council that is presented
to the Pacific Fleet surface ship
with the highest level of operational readiness in areas ranging
from coordinated air warfare, surface warfare and undersea warfare
The trophy originally was
donated by the citizens of Spokane
to the Navy in 1907. In 1908,
President Theodore Roosevelt
established it as a gunnery award for
battleships and battle cruisers of
the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. The
trophy was presented annually
until 1940, when it was sent to
Washington for safekeeping prior
to World War II. It was reintroduced in 1984.
Honor Top Sailors
From Henry M. Jackson
The Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula,
Wash., and Everett Councils came
together Jan. 14 to recognize the
USS Henry M. Jackson Blue Crew’s
top Sailors for 2013 during a luncheon held at the Olympic Lodge on
Naval Station Kitsap-Bremerton.
At the packed luncheon, each
awardee was presented a soaring
eagle statuette engraved with their
name following individual intro-
duction by the crew’s commanding
officer, CDR Jon Moretty, and
Senior Chief Information Systems
Technician (SS) Scott Payfer, chief
of the boat
Moretty and Payfer further de-
tailed each Sailor’s achievements that
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NLUS Hall of Famer
Lorraine Hughey Dies
Navy League National Hall of
Fame member and National
Director from the Contra Costa, Calif., Council Lorraine D.
Hughey died Feb. 5 at the age
of 85 following a fall in her
home several weeks earlier.
Hughey, who served in the
U.S. Navy during the Korean
War, was a Navy League
member for more than 30
years, and her enthusiastic involvement included more
than 25 years as a national
director and work with the
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
A Life Member, Hughey served as region president, Contra Costa Council president and area
president for the San Francisco Bay Area over the
years. She was inducted into the Navy League
National Hall of Fame during the 2011 National
Convention in Chattanooga, Tenn. She also was
the recipient of the Navy League Distinguished
Service Award, Secretary of the Navy Meritorious
Public Service Award, and Navy League and
Naval Sea Cadet Corps Scrolls of Honor.
A native of Billings, Mont.,
Hughey graduated from Billings Senior High School and
from Billings Business College. She later moved to San
Francisco where she was
employed by Standard Oil
Co. She retired from Chevron
USA after 25 years of service, and was a member of the
Chevron Retiree Association.
A dedicated member of
the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was a
Past Regent of the Anne
Loucks Chapter. Hughey was
a member of the Society of
Mayflower Descendants of
California, Ygnacio Valley Republican Women Federated and the Naval Order
of the United States.
She is survived by her twin sister, Carol J. Smith,
sister Faye Cornell, sons Thomas Harris and
James Harris (Jackie), daughter Cheryl Ford and
granddaughter Athena Harris.
Funeral services for Hughey were held on Feb.
15 at Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary in
Lorraine D. Hughey was inducted
into the Navy League National Hall
of Fame in 2011 by then-National
President Daniel B. Branch Jr.