Camden - Kings Bay Council

The 241st Navy Tri-Base Birthday Ball will be held on October 1, 2016


Back in the days of old, when ships were made of wood, and Sailors were made of steel, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo Zumwalt authorized recognition of 13 Oct as the Navy Birthday.

Unlike other Navy celebrations, the Navy Birthday is intended to be an internal activity for members of the active forces and reserves, as well as retirees and dependents. Since 1972, each CNO has encouraged a Navy-wide celebration of this occasion “to enhance a greater appreciation of our Navy heritage, and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service”. This year’s theme is “America’s Sailor. For 241 Years: Tough, Bold and Ready.”

The Navy League of the United States is proud to host the U.S. Navy’s official 241st Birthday Ball for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The ball will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the Renaissance Hotel and Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL.

The keynote speaker will be Admiral Kurt Tidd, Commander, United States Southern Command. All Navy Leaguers are invited to attend and celebrate with our brave men and women who serve this great country.

Attire: Civilian: Black tie or coat and tie. Military: Mess Dress with mini medals or Service dress blues with large medals.

Please join us as we celebrate 241 years of Honor, Courage and Commitment. The Cocktail Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., the Dinner and Official Program will start at 7:00 p.m. Dancing will begin at the completion of the program.

Individual ticket prices are:

E1 - E6: $25
E7 - 04: $45
05 and above, and Civilians (including Retired): $65

Tickets for active duty military can be purchased through your Command or Base representative. Civilians, including all Navy League members, can be purchased online here. A special hotel reservation link can also be found on the website.

Don’t delay! Tickets are limited and a sellout is expected!