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Tampa Bay Council

Letter From The President

Welcome Navy Leaguers and Patriots, 

As President of the Tampa Bay Navy League, I am thrilled to connect with you as we embark on an exciting journey of growth and community engagement. Your unwavering support and patience during our website updates have been greatly appreciated, and I am pleased to share some significant milestones and upcoming events that will energize our community and members. 

In 2021, our Council had the distinct honor of being selected as the commissioning committee for two new fast response cutters of the Coast Guard. The first commissioning, held in early 2022, brought the USCGC John Scheuerman to life at the Tampa Port. This remarkable vessel has already completed its first 2 years of service in the Sea of Arabia, assigned to force protection alongside the Navy’s 5th Fleet. Later in 2022, we proudly commissioned the USCGC Pablo Valent, the first Fast Response Cutter assigned to the St. Petersburg sector. This event, held at the St. Petersburg Coast Guard Sector, marked another significant achievement for our Council and community. 

In 2023, the Tampa Bay Navy League, the Port of Tampa and the Department of the Navy successfully Commissioned the first of the third generation of Navy Destroyers and named after a MOH recipient the USS JACK H LUCAS (DDG125) at the Tampa Port on Saturday Oct. 7th .

We are looking forward to our annual Sea Cadet family Picnic. The Cadets have attended training camps across the US and overseas this past summer. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments and hear their inspiring testimonies on Saturday, August 24th, 2024, from 10 AM to 3 PM at the St. Mary’s Help of Christian Center. By providing structure, mentorship, and opportunities for personal development, youth military organizations play a vital role in shaping well-rounded, responsible, and capable individuals. The future of America depends on our children, and the Tampa Bay Navy League is very proud to fully support the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Young Marines. 

This October we will be hosting the 2024 Navy Ball for all active duty, reservist, and retirees of the U.S. Navy. Come celebrate Tampa’s rich naval history and enjoy a night to remember with us. This spectacular event will be held at the International Event Venue on October 25th. More information can be found on our website if you want to buy tickets or Sponsor the event.

November 8-9, we have the NAVY vs USF football game at Raymond James Stadium. There will be a Dinner Reception on for Sponsors Friday night before the game and there will be a tailgate party on Saturday before the game starts. We will have more information soon on how our members can participate in this event. We are hoping to all sit together as a group. 

As our website continues to evolve, it will serve as a hub for keeping you updated on future events and opportunities. Our mission to educate and advocate for a strong sea service remains steadfast, and we need patriots like you to join us. With your active participation and support, our Council can grow. Volunteering your time and skills will be immensely rewarding and crucial to our mission of supporting those who serve and protect us 24/7. 

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our cause. Together, we will continue to strengthen our community and make a lasting impact. 

 With gratitude,

Jennifer L. Anderson
President Tampa Bay Council
United States Navy League