Hampton Roads

Congratulations Hampton Roads C.O.R.E. for another successful year of informative programs and mentoring!

We will be posting the 2019 calendar of events and programs soon!

October 25, 2018

Ombudsman Recognition Dinner

We are continuing our acknowledgment of the trained volunteers who tirelessly serve Navy families and Commands acting selflessly as liaisons of vital information.   

The Ombudsman Program introduced to the U.S. Navy on Sept. 14, 1970, by then-Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo Zumwalt. In Z-gram 24, Zumwalt adapted his program from a 19th-century Scandinavian custom originally established by the king to give ordinary private citizens an avenue to express their concerns to government officials. Zumwalt recognized issues and concerns that are unique to Navy families.

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center

                  1000 19th Street Virginia Beach, VA  23451

Time: 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Guest Speakers:

Mrs. Barbara  Burke, Navy Ombudsman At-Large

Admiral Christopher W. Grady, USN
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command 
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command

Uniform: Service Dress Blue

Table registration is being handled by Command. 

Contact our office if you need a sign-up form or assistance with PayPal


Signature Salad, Fresh Field Greens with Sliced Anjou Pears, Gorgonzola, Spiced Pecans, Finished with honey Sherry Vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken Breast Topped with Spinach, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Accompanied by Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Blueberry Brulee Cheesecake or Triple Vanilla Cheesecake
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Accompanied by Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee Herbal Teas, and Iced Water

USS DELAWARE (SSN 791) commissioning on schedule for a Summer 2019 or Fall 2019.  The ceremony will take place at Naval Station Norfolk.

Commissioning website is LIVE ussdelawarecommissioning.org

Get Globally Involved

Theodore Roosevelt

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.

November 5, 2018

Distinguished Guest Speaker Forum

Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command


Monday, November 5, 2018


Registration at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon at Noon


$40 per person

$25 for Active Duty and partner

RSVP required

Location: Hilton Norfolk The Main

                   100 East Main Street
                   Norfolk, VA 23510​​

Just Announced

Supporting the  Sea Services

​​Navy League of the United States has selected the City of Norfolk to host their 2019 National Convention

Date and Program Details coming soon!

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

Upcoming Sea Service events

We need you!!  Help us combined our voices to make a powerful statement on Capitol Hill.


The sea services depend on Navy League members to tell their story to our Congressional leaders.  We believe that providing for the common defense is—and must always be---the first and most important responsibility of the federal government.  As a maritime nation, the United States must have the strongest, most capable sea services and a dedicated maritime strategy to ensure conflicts are kept far from our shores and that the sea lanes are open and free for commerce.   Congress needs to understand the negative effects of budget caps and sequestration to the sea services.  It is up to you to help the sea services explain what they can and can’t do with the limited money that is available in a world with increasing global instability.

If the Department of the Navy, the Coast Guard, and the Maritime Administration are required to continue to respond to crisis after crisis without the funding needed to build new ships, repair old equipment and provide routine maintenance, the nation risks permanent damage to national defense and puts in jeopardy the domestic and international economies that rely on the safety and security that U.S. sea power provides. Ships, crews, and equipment cannot continue at the current pace of operations. The retention of trained personnel will decline, ultimately leading to reduced readiness for combat and other missions. By many measures, current funding levels do not meet the sea services’ needs.

We need you to tell this story.  The Navy League is on Capitol Hill, constantly supporting forums, speakers, and other events to help tell the sea services story.  But that pales in comparison to the power you have as a constituent.  Make your voice heard.  Tell your Member of Congress and your Senators you support the sea services by taking action on one of our campaigns.

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