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Our speaker is NROTC Commanding Officer SSU and Armstrong State University.

Captain Lacy earned his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) at the University of South Carolina in May 1993.  Following initial shore assignments with Sea Control Squadron TWO SEVEN (VS-27), NAS Cecil Field and Naval Security Group Activity, RAF Edzell, Scotland, he commenced flight training at NAS Pensacola and San Antonio AFB where he earned his Naval Flight Officer designation.

Captain Lacy began his operational assignments at Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1), NAS

Happy New Year!!! We are blessed in so many ways – and the “best of all” is having all of our Navy League members participating at any level for our events – it’s “heartwarming” to see. And to think that last January, 2014, we were just starting our Family Support Program – which a year later IS in “full swing” with 4 FRG (Family Readiness Groups). Yes, we are blessed, but more importantly, we are blessing the lives of many families of our Sea Services. As I reflect back on the year, one of many highlights was being invited onboard our adopted ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts last January,

The Navy League is a national citizens organization to serve and support the sea services of our country, the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S. Flag  Merchant Marine. The Savannah Council  is one of 275 councils, representing more than 50,000 members. Navy League members are respected by leaders throughout government, industry and the military for their patriotic support and service to our men and women in uniform. You do not have to be a Navy or military verteran to join the Navy League.

The ninth littoral combat ship, the future USS Little Rock,was launched into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin, on July 18. Ship sponsor Mrs. Janée Bonner conducted the time-honored tradition of christening the ship by smashing a bottle of champagne across  President PaT Yovich attended the launch of the ship and is shown in the picture with crew members and officials at the launch.

Our chapter will be adopting the ship and it will will be based in Mayport.  

View video of launch

A delegation from out chapter went to Mayport for the decommissioning of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG58) on May 19, 2015. It was a very meaningful ceremony and we have all enjoyed our relationship with the Sammy B since our official adoption of the ship in 2007. The skipper, when we adopted the ship, Wally Lovely was there along with 10 other past skippers including the commissioning skipper, Paul Rinn, who gave the keynote address.

The Sammy B was most known for is gallant fight to survive hitting a mine in the Persian Gulf in 1988. The ships bravery and competence has become part of the

Savannah Navy League has always enjoyed the support of the City of Savannah and the City council. Through the years Savannah has always been active in welcoming US Navy ship visits and presenting the key to the city to the captain and crew.

We also receive a grant from the city to help in supporting the Sea Cadets as well as other activities that benefit the city. Visits by ships and other Naval Units are important to tourism and business.

Thanks to the city and the administration for support of the sea services and the Savannah Navy League.