More than 30 U.S. and Canadian Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and women and
Marines were honored during the Annual Seattle Council Sea Services
Luncheon held Aug. 3 as part of Seattle’s Seafair Fleet Week.
and Naval Surface Force, Pacific
Fleet, was the keynote speaker.
■ The Seattle Council’s Annual
Officers’ Reception was held at the
Columbia Tower Club where more
than 300 visiting officers from
local commands enjoyed the view
of Seattle from the tallest building
on the West Coast.
■ Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman,
commander, U.S. Third Fleet, flew in
from the Rim of the Pacific exercise
off Hawaii in time to host the Third
Fleet Reception, where the Seattle
Council, Seafair and the Port of Seat-
tle were acknowledged as the part-
ners who make Fleet Week possible.
■ The Annual Seattle Navy League
Distinguished Visitor Lunch and
Cruise was held aboard the
Command Cutter Old Man IV.
■ The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton
participated in the Parade of Ships
and was the site of the U.S. Coast
Guard Reception, with Zukunft
offering comments along with Rear
Adm. Keith Taylor, commander,
Coast Guard District 13.
■ Navy League team members,
including the Seattle Council’s two
interns, were on hand to bid farewell
as each visiting ship departed.
El Paso Council Honors
Socorro NJROTC Team
The El Paso, Texas, Council
acknowledged the achievements of
the Navy Junior Reserve Officers
Training Corps (NJROTC) team
from Socorro High School in El
Paso during its monthly luncheon
at the El Paso Club on July 31.
The Socorro NJROTC team
earned honors as the “Most Outstanding NJROTC Unit” in Area 10
(Texas), and No. 3 “Most Outstanding in Nation” unit during regional
and national competitions this year.
The team received a trophy for their
school on behalf of the Navy League
from the El Paso Council to mark its
achievement, according to Council
President Rodney H. Hansen.
Travis Lagrone, newly elected
president of the Navy League’s Lone
Star Region, traveled from his home
in Houston to join the council for the
presentation to the Socorro NJROTC
team. Present to receive honors on
behalf of the instructor staff and
cadets from Socorro High School
were the senior naval science instructor, retired Navy Reserve Capt.
Kenneth Wavell, and the unit’s
Cadet Commanding Officer Jasmine
M. Mendoza, Cadet Executive
Officer Patrick Carpio and Cadet
Master Chief Alexa Enriquez.
After the presentation the council and cadets were treated to a
report with photos of Lagrone’s
visit to the Virginia-class submarine USS Texas.
RODNEY H. HANSEN
Socorro High School NJROTC Cadet Commanding Officer Jasmine M.
Mendoza, Cadet Master Chief Alexa Enriquez and Cadet Executive Officer
Patrick Carpio hold a trophy presented to the unit by the El Paso, Texas, Council
in honor of its earning Most Outstanding NJROTC Unit in Area 10 for 2012. The
unit also received No. 3 Most Outstanding Unit in Nation honors.