If you want to find out all about the Pacific Northwest’s Naval activities, head over to https://homeportnorthwest.wordpress.com and check out the official blog for your U.S. Navy in the Pacific Northwest.
By clicking the “About Us” tab, you can learn all about our region’s naval history which begins: “The United States Navy has been operating regularly in Pacific Northwest waterways since 1841. The Navy, Marine Corps, and Revenue Marine (forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard), explored, charted, and protected the area during the mid-Nineteenth Century. Ships and cutters worked to keep the peace between natives and settlers, and helped negotiate boundary disputes over the San Juan Islands. When the U.S. purchased Alaska in 1867, the sea services began patrols to regulate fishing and sealing, assist mariners in distress, and establish forward presence in the Last Frontier.”
(Quote taken from the stated link, which is the official blog of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Northwest. The blog is maintained by the Commander, Navy Region Northwest Public Affairs Office.)
More local history is available at the above site so don’t miss this extremely interesting opportunity to learn about the Navy in our own backyard!
And for all you NOUS Northwest Seattle Seahawks fans, check out this story from 2017:
“In October 2016, the Seattle Seahawks gave Navy Region Northwest the 12 Flag during a change of command ceremony. The flag traveled to sea and shore units across Navy Region Northwest from 2016-17, where Sailors and Navy civilians signed and took photos with it. On Sept. 19, 2017 Navy Region Northwest presented the Army’s 1st Special Forces Group with the flag during the 6th annual USAA Change of Command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.”
(Above photo, caption and narrative taken from Navy Region Northwest Public Affairs at website https://homeportnorthwest.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/navy-passes-12-flag-to-army-during-ceremony/#jp-carousel-7842)