Hampton Roads

Schedule of Events

Sea Service Ombudsman Recognition

October 3, 2019

Virginia Beach Convention Center

 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This event honors the United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, and Unites States Navy  Ombudsman volunteers and their active duty spouses.  The expected attendance is 1,000.

Keynote address

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this incredible joint recognition!  

Navy League of the United States, Hampton Roads 600 Lynnhaven Parkway Suite 202 Virginia Beach VA 23452 navyleague@earthlink.net

"Give hearty support to the policies which the Navy League is founded to further."

6/19/2019 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Ship Store
6/19/2019 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Welcome to Norfolk Tour and Doumar’s Ice Cream
$50.00 per person, includes ice cream treat
Learn about Norfolk's colorful 335-year history and see many local attractions, including a Naval Station Norfolk and Admiral's Row, featuring the homes of the 1907 Jamestown Exposition. The final stop of the day is Doumar's, home of the world's first ice cream cone machine.
6/19/2019 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Welcome Aboard Reception at Norfolk Waterside Sheraton Hotel Riverwalk Room†
$25 per person
Mr. Kurt Krause, President, and CEO of VisitNorfolk will welcome the attendees at this kick-off reception.
Menu: Domestic Cheese and Cracker Display Garnished with Fresh Fruit, BBQ Meatballs, Miniature Chicken Cordon Bleus
Vegetable Spring Rolls, Brownies, Blondies, Lemon Bars Two drink tickets or Cash Bar

6/20/2019 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Ship Store
6/20/2019 7:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Council President Breakfast/Roundtable † *
6/20/2019 9:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Sea Service Panel †

Moderator: Mr. Mike Gooding, Military Reporter, WVEC 13 News Now  (Confirmed)
Admiral Christopher W. Grady, USN, Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command (Invited)
Lieutenant General Mark A. Brilakis, USMC, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (Invited)
Vice Admiral Scott Buschman, USCG, Atlantic Area Commander (Confirmed)

USMC Blue Dress “D” / USN Summer White / USCG Tropical Blue Long

6/20/2019 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sea Service Awards Luncheon †

6/20/2019 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Governance Committee – open discussion †
6/20/2019 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Nominating Committee*
6/20/2019 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Legislative Affairs †
6/20/2019 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Spirit Cruise and Dockside Party Boarding at Waterside  Otterberth
$75 per person
This cruise of the Elizabeth River includes the best views of the Norfolk waterfront, including the United States Navy Atlantic Fleet. We recommend casually stylish attire, such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Evenings can be cool so bring a light jacket. For your safety, we suggest wearing flat, closed-toed shoes. 
6/20/2019 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Steering Committee Dinner*

6/21/2019 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Executive Committee Breakfast*
6/21/2019 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Ship Store
6/21/2019 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Mackie Award Training †
6/21/2019 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. NSCC Board Meeting
6/21/2019 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Ship/Unit Adoption †
6/21/2019 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Website Training † (All Members)
6/21/2019 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Hall of Fame and Council Awards Luncheon
6/21/2019 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Board Meeting
6/21/2019 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Members Annual Meeting
6/21/2019 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. New Board Meeting

with Keynote Speaker 

$100 per person, Active-duty military $50 per person

Attire: Business- Civilian Military-USMC Blue Dress “D” / USN Summer White / USCG Tropical Blue Long
Join us as we salute outgoing National President, Alan Kaplan on a successful term and welcome incoming National President William “Bill” Stevenson. A short distance from the Sheraton, the cruise terminal is walkable, but trolley transportation will also be provided. Celebration Center in downtown Norfolk. The venue includes a magnificent view of the harbor and is adjacent to the Wisconsin Battleship. Special entertainment will be provided for what will be a memorable event.

​Menu:  Reception Passed Hors d’oeuvres- Spicy Tuna Takai on Wonton Crisp, Mini Virginia Country Ham Croque Monsieur,
Butternut Squash Tartlets
Plated Dinner - Dual Entrée – (Vegan / Vegetarian Options Pre-Order Only)
Strawberry, Bibb Lettuces & Arugula Salad with Manchego Fricos
Herb Cloverleaf & Sally Lunn Rolls
Roast Tenderloin of Beef, Medium Rare served Medium Rare *&* Straight
Bourbon Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce with Chesapeake Bay Lump Crab Cake
Sugar Snaps & Peas with Red Pearl Onions, Mint & Lemon & Corn Timbale
Vegan / Vegetarian Option - Portobello Stack with Sautéed Fresh Spinach
Dessert & Coffee Petite Crème Brûlée & Wedge of Flourless Chocolate Cake
Vegan / Vegetarian Option - Chocolate cake with Chocolate Drizzle & Fresh Raspberry/Blueberry Garnish

6/22/2019 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Ship Store
6/22/2019 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Regional Presidents Breakfast/Officer Training † *
6/22/2019 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Seapower & Projection Forces Subcommittee Brief by Ranking Member & Senior Enlisted Panel

Moderator: FORCM Jim Monroe, USN (Ret.) Chairman of the Board,  Navy League of the United States, Hampton Roads Council
SgtMaj Clifford  Wiggins, USMC, Command Sergeant Major, U.S.  Marine Corps Forces Command (Confirmed)
MCPON Russell Smith, USN, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (Confirmed)

MCPOCG Jason M. Vanderhaden, USCG, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (Confirmed)

6/23/2019 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tour Colonial Williamsburg-Jamestown

$70.00 per person, Lunch on your own
Depart via a motor coach with a licensed guide to tour the charming town of Williamsburg and the Jamestown settlement. Tour the restored district, a colonial fort and three tall ships. Upscale shopping is available at Merchant's Square and there is time for lunch on your own.

* By invitation only † Council President Track

Supporting the  Sea Services


October 9, 2019

Virginia Beach Convention Center

Upcoming Sea Service events


Commissioning on schedule for Winter 2020.  

Please visit Commissioning website  ussdelawarecommissioning.org for more details and sponsorship opportunities. 

Thank you to the following sponsors 

Theodore Roosevelt

Continuum of Resource Education (C.O.R.E.)

CPO Selectee Spouse Conference 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach -Norfolk

5655 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Keynote speaker is MCPON Russell Smith, USN

Check back for updates on other guest speakers or panelist. 

Navy League of the United States National Convention
June 19th - 23rd 2019
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Registration to attend USNL Convention or any Convention

Reception, Dinner, Luncheon can be done with just one click of


The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services — the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine. 

The Navy League has provided a powerful voice for a stronger sea service to Congress and to the American people. We have grown into the foremost citizens’ organization to serve, support and stand with all the sea services – the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.