We support the sea services through a three-part mission.
We provide direct financial support and host morale events for ten sea service units in the New York metro area, plus the USS New York. We help fill the budget gaps for these units, and support families while service members are deployed. We support nearly 8,000 sea service members annually, including more than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who visit during Fleet Week New York.
Education & Advocacy
Our National Security Briefing Series, founded by Naval Historian RADM Joe Callo, USN (Ret.) in 2014, brings in senior military leaders and other security experts to speak to our members, corporate co-sponsors and the public. We also annually host foreign military officers from 50 countries, a Navy Birthday dinner and many other educational events open to the public, and are supporters of the Coast Guard Art Program’s 2,000-piece collection of fine art.
We provide funding for more than 1,000 members of local Young Marines, Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Marine Corps Junior ROTC and Navy Junior ROTC units. Our financial support includes transportation to military drills meets, tours of military academies and other trips, uniforms and equipment, STEM programs and academic stipends.