​                      Richmond Virginia Council Navy League 

                                   2015 West Laburnum Avenue 

                                Box 11201, Richmond, VA  23230 

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



                           National Navy League of the United States

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, 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 the activities listed below, the national 'SeaPower' magazine, our local council newsletter 'The Lucky Bag', or call our office 804-355-7557.

                                                    John Harler - president

                                     Richmond Virginia Council Navy League

    USCGC Northland (WMEC-904)

          Medium endurance cutter

              Commissioned 1984

          Homeport:  Portsmouth, VA

see website

                           USS Normandy (CG-60)

                   Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser

                             Commissioned 1989

                        Homeport:  NS Norfolk, VA

     see timeline

      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





            US Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron

           Blue Angels Air Show starts with the flag

Richmond Council Navy League Board members

  make presentation on the USS Wasp Jan 2015

            Navy teamwork in action

 Slideshow of some of our activities

Naval power projection

    ~ ~ ~ ~ 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 ships Carter Hall, Normandy, Gravely, & USCGC Northland

                     with donations to Morale,  Welfare and Recreation (MWR) funds, and attendance

                     at  change of command and other events.

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

                 * Sends care packages to forward-deployed military.

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

                    Blue Angels Air Shows, memorial services, commissionings, & other events  2016  2017 

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

                 * Navy Day and Spring luncheons with speakers.

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

                    and the  National Navy League              

                 * Monthly Richmond Virginia Council newsletter 


Attention on deck!

                             "The Big Stick"

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), Feb 2015

                Presidents welcome

Our Adopted Ships

                    USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)

       Harpers Ferry-class Landing Ship, Dock Commissioned 1995

Homeport: NAB Little Creek, VA

see timeline

see website

            USS Gravely (DDG-107)

   Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyer 

               Commissioned 2010

          Homeport:  NS Norfolk, VA

see timeline

see website

2016 Change of Command pictures

2016 Sailor of Year Gravely

October 13, 2016. US Navy 241 years strong

October 13, 2015. US Navy 240 years strong