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We are the Greater Austin Council Navy League of the United States.
Being the capital of Texas, Austin is a melting pot of people from all persuasions. It is home to the University of Texas and has become a major technology hub in the United States, earning its nickname "Silicon Hills" in addition to already being dubbed "The Live Music Capital of the World" as homage to the many musicians and venues Austin hosts religiously.
Proudly, Austin is home to the Navy League council that serves the Greater Austin and eight surrounding counties. The council received its charter on 26 January 1962 and are one of 240 Navy League of the United States councils located around the world.
The Council, originally named the Austin Texas Council during 1962-1999 and called the Greater Central Texas Council during 2000-2009, assumed its current name to better reflect its geographic identity with the City of Austin and the adjacent counties which make up Greater Austin. The Council's new name, Navy League of the United States, Greater Austin Council was approved by the Navy League of the United States in May 2009.
The Council pursues the four elements of the Navy League's mission:
The Council conducts six educational programs each year. The programs, dinner meetings at the Austin Woman's Club, feature flag and general officers, senior enlisted advisers, DOD officials, historians, and others with insight or affiliation with the Sea Services.
USS Austin (LPD-4), our city's namesake ship, adopted and supported by the Council over many years was decommissioned in Norfolk, Virginia after 41 years of distinguished service on 27 September 2006. The formal adoption of another U. S. Navy ship by the Council is being explored through an awareness campaign known as "Where in the World is USS Austin?"
The University of Texas Naval ROTC is a key focus of the Council's support. The unit has also been adopted by the Council and actively participates in Council activities. The Council presents a Naval or Marine Corps Officer's sword to an outstanding graduating Midshipman or Officer Candidate at commissioning ceremonies each year.
The Council founded, sponsors and supports the COL William B. Travis Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and U. S. Navy League Corps .
The Sea and League Cadet Units were commissioned in 1987 and now drill at facilities at Fort Hood, Texas. The Council has also adopted the Capital Area Young Marines. Young Marines are the youth program of the Marine Corps League. Additionally, the Council has adopted the sixteen (16) area Junior Navy and Marine Corps ROTC units at Bastrop, Brenham, Georgetown, Elgin, Fredericksburg, Hays, Hendrickson, Lehman, New Braunfels, Round Rock, Stony Point, Travis, Vista Ridge, Belton, Midway (Waco), and La Vega (Waco) High Schools. Outstanding cadets of these units are the recipients of the Theodore Roosevelt Navy League Youth Medal each year.
Each sponsored organization receives a financial stipend from the Council each year in addition to the individual awards that are given. The Council offers scholarships each year to meritorious graduating seniors of the sponsored junior ROTC programs and the William B. Travis Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
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