PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, January 14, 2013

Captain Matthew Danehy to be Guest Speaker at Navy League Annual Meeting

The public is invited to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting for the Santa Barbara Navy League (SBNL) which will take place at the Reagan Ranch Center on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 5:30 to 7pm.

The featured guest speaker is Captain Matthew Danehy, USN Commodore, Airborne Command Control & Logistics Wing. Captain Danehy commanded VAW-123 “Screwtops” supporting Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom on the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). Additional deployments included service on the USS FORRESTAL (CV 59), USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), and USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) supporting numerous operations including Operations Provide Comfort, Southern Watch, and Bosnia-Herzegovina (for Captain Danehy’s full bio, visit

Captain Danehy will be speaking about how the shift of resources from east to west due to interests in Asia will be impacting his E2 community. The Naval Base Ventura County Color Guard will present the colors and the Santa Barbara Sea Cadets will serve as greeters.

In addition to hearing remarks from Captain Danehy, guests will also be able to meet local members of our armed forces, celebrate the ways in which the SBNL supported and served their adopted units in 2012 and hear what 2013 has in store, including the announcement of an exciting May 2013 ship visit. The SBNL members will also vote on the slate of SBNL Officers and Board for 2013.

Tickets are $15 for member and $20 for non-members. Wine, beer & appetizers will be served.

Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, please call (805) 879-1775.

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