Our Adopted Units
The Navy League has long been recognized for its role as a provider of support for the U.S. maritime services. Navy Leaguers are known for a sense of patriotism, commitment, and strength of spirit that meets challenges head-on. One of the most important objectives of the Navy League is to improve the understanding of and appreciation for those who wear the uniforms of America’s armed forces and to better the conditions under which they live. One way the Navy League furthers this objective is through the “adoption” of ships and units of the sea services by NLUS councils.
The purpose of adopting a ship, station, or other military unit or facility is to focus the efforts of local Navy League members on that particular ship or station. Adoption implies a commitment of continuing support. Plans for such support must take into account a council’s financial resources as well as the probable cooperation and willingness of the council’s members.
To date, the Camden - Kings Bay Council has adopted two commands:
On January 28, 2012, the Camden - Kings Bay Council adopted MSST Kings Bay in a ceremony held at MSST headquarters in St. Marys. View the original Adoption Proclamation here. On February 12, 2015, our Council conducted a Re-Adoption Ceremony of Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team Kings Bay following the change of command at which LCDR Eric Casper relieved LCDR Matt Baer as commanding officer. View the Re-Adoption Proclamation here.
Our Council formally adopted Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and by extension all subordinate commands, on April 14, 2011, with CAPT John O'Neill, Commanding Officer, representing his command. View the original Adoption Proclamation here. On October 9, 2014, a Re-Adoption Ceremony was held, and a Re-Adoption Proclamation signed, following the change of command at which CAPT James Jenks assumed command. On April 13, 2017, our Council re-adopted the SUBASE, with CAPT Brian Lepine, commanding officer, and Sam Colville, Council President, signing the Proclamation.