Camden - Kings Bay Council


Council Documents

This roster lists all regional members of the Navy League of the United States, their membership category and national membership expiration data. The roster also shows those that are members of the Camden - Kings Bay Council.

Each year, the Camden - Kings Bay Council prepares and submits an Annual Report to the national Navy League. The Annual Report documents the events, activities and other support provided to the sea services, the community and our youth programs during the previous year. The information in the Annual Report is used by the national organization to recognize Councils as Outstanding, Meritorious or Honorable Mention. 

Please print, compete and return this form to join the Camden - Kings Bay Navy League Council. Note: you must already be a member of the national Navy League of the United States before you can join our Council. Current members will be sent a membership renewal form approximately two months prior to their membership expiration, and will receive a Second Notice approximately one month prior to expiration.

A completed Form 5512 is required to be submitted by all civilians wishing to enter Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to attend a Camden - Kings Bay Council event being held on the SUBASE. Download the Form and Instructions here (for easiest download use MS Internet Explorer), complete the Form and mail, or scan and email, to the Camden - Kings Bay  Council representative taking reservations for the event. She/He will send your Form 5512 to the appropriate point of contact on the SUBASE.

If there are issues with your Form 5512 you will be notified. Otherwise, assume that your name will be on the “cleared” list at the gate on the day of the event.

Form 5512 is now good for 179 days from the date of issuea new Form 5512 must be submitted after 179 days.

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.

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. On January 28, 2012, the Camden - Kings Bay Council originally adopted MSST Kings Bay in a ceremony held at MSST headquarters in St. Marys. View the original Adoption Proclamation here.

The county of Camden and its cities, St. Marys, Kingsland and Woodbine, were officially designated a Coast Guard Community in a proclamation signed on January 23, 2014, by ADM Robert Papp, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Our Council, along with The Camden Partnership and the Camden County Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental in applying for and receiving this honor. The designation, endorsed by congressional committees who have oversight over the Coast Guard and the approval by Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C., was made to recognize the outstanding support Camden County provides to the Coast Guard, its personnel and their families. Camden County and its cities now join 15 other cities throughout the nation to be designated, but is the first to be designated a Coast Guard Community.

Speaker Presentations

On March 15, 2018, we were honored to host the Executive Director of the Navy League of the United States at a dinner meeting at Crooked River State Park. Bruns spoke to the audience about the great opportunities available to view the Navy’s rich history at the Navy Museum, and highlighted plans to create a brand new, $400 million museum update that will highlight the Navy’s history from its earliest days to today’s most powerful maritime force in the world. Jim also briefed the crowd on recent progress and future plans at the Navy League of the United States, where he has served as executive director since his appointment in October of 2017. (This is a 27.1 MB MS PowerPoint file)

The Admiral discussed recent submarine activities at Kings Bay, the status of women on submarines, the impact of the new START treaty and the Ohio Replacement Program on the SSBN force, the challenges and successes of the SSGN program, CNO Admiral Jonathan Greenert's Sailing Directions, the October 1st merger of the Navy's Second Fleet (C2F) with U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and the Submarine Force contribution to the Iraq and Afghanistan Individual Augmentee (IA) program.

This is a PDF copy (4 Megs) of the PowerPoint presentation given by RADM Joseph Mulloy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget, at the Council's September 22nd dinner meeting. The Admiral also played a stirring Navy video titled "Sea Power" which is available here.

This is the PowerPoint presentation used by Rick Boyle, Vice President, U.S. Flag Transportation Services, Maersk Line Limited, for his March 10, 2011, presentation to the Council titled "U.S. Merchant Marine – A link in the chain of our national security." If you do not have MS PowerPoint, you can download a free MS PowerPoint Viewer here. If you don't want to download and install the free viewer, send an e-mail to Dave Burch and I'll send you a PDF version of the presentation.

Sea Services Information

A U.S. Navy nuclear submarine is one of the most mysterious places in which a member of the military could serve. Armed with advanced technology and enough firepower to destroy civilizations, it’s no wonder that every sailor aboard these vessels must have a secret clearance or better.  We Are The Mighty, a website which connects service members, veterans and military families with each other and a thankful American public, scoured the Navy’s official website and asked the sailors of the Submarine Bubblehead Brotherhood for personal pictures to come up with 27 Incredible Photos Of Life On A US Navy Submarine. Watch the commercial (or wait 4 seconds to close the commercial), then watch the 2:43 video which precedes the article for more insight on what's it's like to live and work in a U.S. Navy sub.

The Great Lakes Naval Museum was officially renamed the National Museum of the American Sailor during a ceremony and sign unveiling at the museum on July 4, 2016. The NMAS joins nine other official Navy Museums including the National Museum of the United States Navy, the National Naval Aviation Museum, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, the United States Navy Seabee Museum, the Submarine Force Library and Museum and Historic Ship NAUTILUS, the Naval Undersea Museum, the Puget Sound Navy Museum, the Naval War College Museum, and the United States Naval Academy Museum. Click here for more information about the National Museum of the American Sailor and links to all ten of the museums included in the Naval History and Heritage Command's naval history enterprise.

The Navy League's 2015-2016 Maritime Policy Statement: "America's Sea Services - Our First Line of Defense," was recently released. The annual Maritime Policy Statement is produced by our Maritime Policy and Resolutions Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Our own Dave Reilly is a member of the Committee that drafted the Personnel Section, and he also participated in drafting the submarine portion of the Navy section of the Statement.

The analyses and recommendations in the Maritime Policy Statement are derived from multiple sources, including the expertise and decades of experience of our members themselves, open source materials, and public information from the seagoing services.

The views expressed are those of the Navy League of the United States, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Maritime Administration.

Want to spend a few minutes listening to and watching some great entertainment? Visit the U.S. Navy Band YouTube channel which features the Band performing a number of patriotic, classical and contemporary numbers such as the National Anthem, Selections from Jersey Boys even Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d Minor. Not to be outdone, "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band YouTube channel features The Marches of John Philip Sousa (of course), classical selections and Big Band tunes. Although not on the official Marine Band YouTube channel, a little searching will find additional entertaining videos such as a 2015 Drumline Battle Between the Scots Guard and the Marine Band.

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, we hosted the Officers and Crew of HMS VIGILANT which was visiting Kings Bay to conduct Demonstration and Shakedown Operations, which included a test firing of an unarmed Trident II D5 Test Missile on October 23rd. View a video of CDR Mark Lister, CO of HMS VIGILANT, and his crew made during the test firing.

Survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack on the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor are offered the opportunity of being returned to the ship when they die to spend the rest of eternity with the shipmates they left behind. View this moving video which explains the progam.

Phil Warren from the UK spent 62 years to build this incredible fleet of 432 ships and 1200 aircraft, all built entirely of matchsticks and their wooden boxes. The collection includes 370 U.S. and 60 British ships and their associated aircraft.

Mr. Warren began creating his first boat in 1948, when he was 17. He uses a razor blade, tweezers, sandpaper, and glue. He has used more than 650,000 matchsticks to create this amazing collection of 1:300 scale models.

For the first time in more than 20 years, three carrier strike groups - ABRAHAM LINCOLN, KITTY HAWK and RONALD REAGAN - got together in formation recently for a great photo op captured in this undated PDF. There are also photos of an Air Force fly-over, with a B-2 Stealth Bomber. The only warships from the carrier groups not seen in the photos are the 4 nuclear powered submarines standing guard.

The PDF also includes photos of a prototype of 'Air Vehicle Number 1’ on board the USS George Washington CVN-73 for catapult fit checks. The plane will be known as the F/A-37. Although specs are classified, it is believed to be Mach 3.5 (top speed in the Mach 4 range) super-cruise stealth fighter/bomber/interceptor with approximately a 4,000 NM range.

Also included are photos of the USS New York, built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. It is the fifth in a new class of warship designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Approximately 2.4 million troops have fought in and around Afghanistran and Iraq since 9/11, exactly 1% of the 240 million Americans over the age of 18. This well-written article from the November 21, 2011, issue of Time Magazine discusses the growing disconnect in current society between the guardians and those they guard.

Favorite Links

This is the national Navy League of the United States newsletter which showcases outstanding council work and share ideas about how to increase involvement in the sea services community and help accomplish the Navy League's missions.

  • Sea Power - Click to read the latest edition of "Sea Power," the magazine of the Navy League of the United States.