Strike Fighter Squadron Blacklions 

    ~ ~ ~ ~ Richmond Virginia Council Navy League Mission ~ ~ ~ ~ 


                  * Is a civilian organization, prior military service is not required. Any US citizen may join.

                  * Supports personnel & families of the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine,

                     & Military Sealift Command.

                  * Supports youth programs: JROTC                      and Naval Sea Cadets

                  * Supports U.S. Navy shipsCARTER HALL, NORMANDY, GRAVELY,USCGC N,

                     Military Sealift Command,  Oceana Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 213, Navy Recruiting District

                     Richmond & Navy Operational Support Center Richmond with donations to Morale, 

                     Welfare & Recreation (MWR) funds, & attendance at Change of Command & other events.

                 * Awards programs for Sailors, Recruiters, Reservists, Sea Cadet & JROTC units.

                 * Sends care packages to forward-deployed military personnel. 

                 * Group trips: day cruises aboard ships, tours of military bases and ships and submarines,

                    Blue Angels Air Shows, memorial services, commissionings, & others  2018  2019  2020

                 * Annual Golf Outing fundraiser in May                            for other fundraising click here

                 * Spring ,Summer and Fall (Sea Services) luncheons with speakers.

                 * Advocacy for legislation and education through affiliation with 'Seapower' magazine

                    and the  National Navy League              

                 * Monthly Richmond Virginia Council newsletter   and our Council brochure.


            Navy teamwork in action

       Naval power projection

Richmond Council Navy League delivers to

            USCGC Northland,  Dec 2018 

    USCGC Northland (WMEC-904)

          Medium endurance cutter

              Commissioned 1984

          Homeport:  Portsmouth, VA

see website

​      Richmond Virginia Council Navy League of the United States

                                   2015 West Laburnum Avenue 

                                Box 11201, Richmond, VA  23230 

                         phone 804-355-7557    fax 804-355-8788



                           National Navy League of the United States

Military Sealift Command

Attention on deck !

                    USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)

       Harpers Ferry-class Landing Ship, Dock Commissioned 1995

Homeport: NAB Little Creek, VA

see timeline

see website

     Richmond Council Navy League Board Members

   presentation to the USS Wasp Jan 2015

Our Adopted Ships and Units

Richmond Virginia Council Navy League of the United States

2015 West Laburnum Avenue

Box 11201, Richmond, VA  23230

phone 804-355-7557     fax 804-355-8788​​

National Navy League of the United States





            US Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron

           Blue Angels Air Show starts with the flag

            USS Gravely (DDG-107)

   Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyer 

               Commissioned 2010

          Homeport:  NS Norfolk, VA

see timeline

see website

Welcome to the Richmond Council Navy League website. Thank you for your interest.

We want to share with you our enthusiasm and support of the men and women of our military sea services: the U.S. Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and Military Sealift Command,  their families, and our related Youth Programs.

Our success as Citizens in Support of the Sea Services depends on our Membership. Please join us.

For more information, please see our activities listed here, our local council newsletter "The Lucky Bag,'  our brochure,  the national 'SeaPower' magazine, or call our office 804-355-7557.

                                                  Harvey Lankford - president

                                     Richmond Virginia Council Navy League

                President's welcome

Navy Recruiting District Richmond

Navy Operational Support Center Richmond 





                           USS Normandy (CG-60)

                   Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser

                             Commissioned 1989

                        Homeport:  NS Norfolk, VA

     see timeline

      see website