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The Navy League of the United States, founded in 1902 with the support of President Theodore Roosevelt, is a nonprofit civilian, educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services: the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US – flag Merchant Marine. Through national and local programs, the Navy League of the United States provides a powerful voice to educate the public and Congress on the importance of our Sea Services to our nation’s defense, well-being and economic prosperity. The Navy League provides support to our Sea services personnel and their families and youth programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Junior ROTC and Young Marines, that expose young people to the values of our sea services.

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Courage through Adversity

Courage through Adversity   Bonds to span the Oceans and the ages USS Somerset & crew, Chaplain Edwin Handley, Tom Metzger, John Pilat & family, Philadelphia Council of the US Navy League Formed out of the twisted steel that was Shanksville Pa on 9-11-2001 Our bond runs deep like the deep blue sea.   Pictured Read More

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Giving Back

The rain garden at Veterans Village is finally complete! Learn more about how you can volunteer with Heroic Gardens this Fall and serve the Veteran community: www.heroicgardens.org/volunteer

Celebrating 232 years!!

The Philadelphia Council of the US Navy League supported and sponsored the Sector Delaware Bay Coast Guard Day picnic. Hosted by CPOA Liberty Chapter, Philadelphia Council President Bill Youngblood, Executive Director Monica Hallman, and Directors Chris Baker and Mike Kearny braved the heat to support our local Coast Read More

Join the Sea Cadets

U.S. NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS, Philadelphia Youth Leadership Program (Grades 7-11) Accepting Applications. Call or Text Jeff Shannon, Executive Officer, 610-842-3693 Learn more here: https://navyleaguephilly.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/USNSCC-Mason-Brochure-Final.pdf    

Join us for a Party!

Join the Philadelphia Council of the US Navy League as we celebrate 232 years of our Coast Guard. Sector Delaware Bay is hosting a Party! The picnic will take place Thursday, August 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is NO cost for Navy League members and their Read More

Bringing the next USS Basilone to “LIFE”

Philadelphia Council of the US Navy League Director Chris Baker attended and stood tall as the newest Aegis Class Destroyer DDG 122 John Basilone was Christened at the Bath Iron Works, operated by General Dynamics.  

Please Join us for an Author Presentation and Book Signing

The Philadelphia Council of the US Navy league is proud to host and invite members and guests to a special author presentation and book signing. Mike Fabey, a longtime Defense reporter, will speak on his latest book, Heavy Metal: The Hard Days and Nights of the Shipyard Workers Who Read More

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