Navy League Proudly Supports Coast Guard Station Oxford

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The Navy League Eastern Shore Council (NL ESC) proudly supports U.S. Coast Guard Station Oxford, commanded by BMC Thomas A. Pease OIC (Officer in Charge).  The Navy League recently presented an Honor Check ($1500) to the Guard on January 23rd, 2019. The on-going fundraiser is expected to yield more honor checks to the Station.

USCG Station Oxford group with Chief Thomas A. Pease OIC on the right.

The entire Coast Guard is working without pay during the government shutdown. The shutdown is now in the second month. The Navy League is a registered 501(c)(3) charity created 120 years ago to sponsor and advocate U.S. sea services. This current fund raiser is one way for us to show our respect and admiration for local USCG Station Oxford.

Donations may be sent to: Navy League ESC, 205 Governors Way North, Queenstown, Maryland 21658-1619. Telephone: 410-827-6350. Make checks payable to ‘Navy League ESC’, showing ‘Coast Guard’ on the memo line. A donors list is being prepared for future use, unless you state to us that you prefer to remain Anonymous. The funds will be immediately grouped and properly presented to the Guard Station. The station may not be able to accept personal checks, hence the role for the Navy League.

The Navy League has a well-deserved reputation as a sea services advocate for our sea-going uniformed services. The current government shutdown has unfairly stressed these patriots. The men and women at the Oxford Station are not receiving their paychecks for day-to-day living expenses. Yet they remain on duty, prepared 24/7 to go out on the frigid bay waters, whatever the weather. The Guard has no boundaries.

The Eastern Shore Navy League Council proudly sponsors the U.S. Navy Wallops Island Surface Combat Systems Center, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard Station Oxford. We host members of those stations,and present ‘Enlisted Person of the Quarter’ awards at our dinner meetings. Council donations are made to active Fleet Recreation and Morale Funds.

The Navy League Eastern Shore Council (NL ESC) supports three high school JROTC units. These are Easton High School Navy NJROTC, Woodbridge HS (DE) Marine Corps JROTC, and Pocomoke High School MCJROTC. The NL ESC council provides awards, scholarships, and financial gifts. Our members attend JROTC events, Veterans Day ceremonies, and active sea service fleet activities. This past year we supported the Vietnam Moving Wall, and attended the U.S. Navy Birthday Ball at Wallops Island, Virginia.Last week we went over to Dover Delaware for a briefing by ’Friends of the Fallen’, speaking of Dover AFB Dignified Transfer arrivals.

We encourage readers to join the NLUS to support the local council and receive Sea Power magazine.  Applications for NLUS membership are available on-line at www.navyleague.org . You will automatically become a member of our local Eastern Shore Council. Feel free to call 410-827-6350 for further information.

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