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IMPORTANT: Changes to Subase Security Impacting Attendance at our Monthly Dinner Meetings held on the Subase
There have been some important changes in security policies which impact people wishing to attend Council dinner meetings held at Magnolia's in the Kings Bay Conference Center onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
Effective immediately, to access the Subase for all Navy League meetings on the Subase, attendees must show either an active duty OR retired military ID, OR a Subase Navy League photo ID (available only to Camden – Kings Bay Council members), OR submit a Consent Form and undergo a background check prior to the meeting.
Consent Forms are available on the Council’s website, and must be completed, witnessed and submitted to Subase Security no later than one week prior to the date of the meeting (May 1st for the May 8th meeting). Attendees submitting a Consent Form by May 1st to attend the Sea Services Awards Banquet will have their names on a guest list at both Subase gates the evening of the event.
Questions about the new security procedures and accessing the Subase can be directed to Council President Dave Burch at 674-4252.
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Annual Sea Services Awards Banquet to be held May 8th
It's "Sailor of the Year" time again as the Camden - Kings Bay Council honors the 25 top Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and a Marine stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and at the Coast Guard's Maritime Safety & Security Team in St Marys as the 2013 Sailors/Marine/Coast Guardsmen of the Year.
This, our signature event of the year, gives recognition to the honorees for their accomplishments, and is an opportunity for our entire community to show appreciation to these incredible individuals for their hard work, dedication and service to our nation and our community throughout the year. Our special guest speaker at the Banquet will be Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens. We hope you will join us at this event to thank and recognize these fine military men and women for their outstanding service.
The Annual Sea Services Awards Banquet is being held at Magnolia's in the Kings Bay Conference Center. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with Cocktails & Conversation, followed at 7:00 p.m. with dinner and the program.
The cost is $25.00 per person. All attendees must RSVP and pay in advance. Please mail your check in the proper amount with the names of the people in your group to:
103 Hallowes Drive S
St. Marys, GA 31558
The deadline for reservations is Monday, May 5, 2014
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Navy League Welcomes RDML Chas Richard to Camden County
The Camden - Kings Bay Council welcomed the new commander of Submarine Group 10, RDML Chas Richard, to our community at a dinner meeting on April 10th. The Admiral shared his thoughts on the unique position of our SSBNs and SSGNs in the nation's defense, and the challenges that face him as commander of two submarine squadrons, the Trident Refit Facility and the Naval Submarine Support Center.
Lisa Richard, the Admiral's wife, who has already become active in many Subase and community causes,also joined us for the dinner meeting.
Photos of the event will be posted soon to our Photo Gallery.
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Navy's Marine Mammals Program Explored at March 13th Meeting
Mark Yates from Kings Bay's Marine Mammals Program drew back the curtain on one of the most secretive Navy programs on March 13, 2014, when he presented a video and answered questions on the Navy's Marine Mammals Program. The video was enlightening and covered all of the major points of the program from training through an unclassified description of the work the dolphins and California sea lions do in defense of our strategic assets at Kings Bay.
Photos from the event can be viewed in our Photo Gallery, and a copy of the video will be posted to our website .
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USS TENNESSEE (Gold) CO Addressed Council at February 13th Council Meeting
CDR Richard Dubnansky, commanding officer of USS TENNESSEE (Gold), was our guest at the February 13, 2014, Camden - Kings Bay Council dinner meeting. The CO updated us on USS TENNESSEE Gold's recent activities and achievements and spoke about the challenges he faces at the helm of a major command in our nuclear triad.
Photos from the evening are available in the Photo Gallery.
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December 10th Visit to the Lake City VA Medical Center
Barbara Johns, Jack Mead, Jerry O'Donoghue, and Council President Dave Burch delivered donated suppies and spent time with patients at the Lake City (FL) VA Medical Center on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Nicky Adams, Assistant Chief, Voluntary Services, served as our tour guide as we visited several of the different wards and spent time with the patients.
Thanks to the generosity of our members, we were able to deliver a large quantity of large print crossword, word search, Sudoku books; shampoo & conditioner; body wash; coffee; decks of cards; board games; and, laundry detergent. We also delivered three boxes of books collected through our Operation Paperback program.
Your contributions of supplies and cash were greatly appreciated by the staff and the patients at the Medical Center.
View additional photos of our visit in the Photo Gallery.
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Annual Toys for Tots Brunch
Our annual Toys for Tots Brunch on Sunday, December 1st was a great success, albeit with a smaller than usual crowd due to the Thanksgiving weekend.
We were joined by Lance Corporal Anthony Crist and Lance Corporal Jeffrey Kidd of the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion who generously gave up a Sunday afternoon to represent the U.S. Marine Corps by accepting toy donations from attendees. Both young men looked extremely sharp in their dress uniforms, and were very professional in the way they greeted and thanked our membership for their donations.
The Camden - Kings Bay Council would like to sincerely thank LCpl Crist and LCpl Kidd for their time and their professionalism. These young men were wonderful representatives of the Kings Bay Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, as well as the Toys for Tots program.
See more photos from this event in our Photo Gallery.
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Camden - Kings Bay Council Helps Deliver Thanksgiving Dinner to Local Marines
Due to sequestration and other financial pressures, for the past two years the Galley on the Subase has closed early on Thanksgiving Day. Many members of the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion did not get off duty in time to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner. Working with other community members, off-duty Marines and spouses, our Council joined in to make sure these heroes were not deprived of a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.
See a few more photos of this event in our Photo Gallery.
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Caring for our War Fighters and their Families
Our November 14th Council meeting featured guest speaker CDR Chad Rowe, officer in charge of the Naval Branch Health Clinic at Kings Bay. CDR Rowe presented a briefing about the history of the Clinic, its relationship to Jacksonville Naval Hospital, how the Clinic is structured and staffed, and how they support the war fighters and their families.
We also honored the Health Clinic's Sailor of the Quarter, HN Ashley Barker.
Photos from the event can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.
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10th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the Coast Guard's Maritime Safety & Security Team
The 10th Anniversary of the commissioning of the Coast Guard's Maritime Safety & Security Team Kings Bay was celebrated on October 4, 2013, on the grounds of Orange Hall in downtown St. Marys. Our Council joined the City of St. Marys and The Camden Partnership to organize what was an outstanding community event with music by the choral group Volume One from Camden County High School, outstanding BBQ donated by C. B. Yadiv from Kingsland Grocery and cooked up by new Navy League member Daniel Minckler of Cumberland Gas, and a re-dedication of our community's support for our Coast Guard units here in St. Marys and at Kings Bay NSB.
We want to thank all those who attended. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery. Plus, you can read the Tribune & Georgian article on the event here, and the Brunswick News article about the event here.
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September 12th Meeting Featured Navy League President
We were extremely proud to host newly elected Navy League President Jim Offutt at our September 12, 2013, Council dinner meeting. Jim gave us his view from the top, including many new initiatives designed to further the Navy League mission. You can view photos of the event in our Photo Gallery.
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