Current List of Adopted Units.
Savannah Council Adopted Ships, Stations and Units
High School NROTC Programs
Ships and Stations
USS Little Rock (LCS-9), Mayport, FL
USS Sioux City (LCS-11), Mayport, FL
USS Alaska (SSBN-732), Kings Bay, GA
USCGC Chinook (WPB 87308), Tybee Island, GA
USCG Air Station Savannah, GA
USCG Station Tybee Island, GA
USCG Aids-to-Navigation Team, Tybee Island, GA
USCG Marine Safety Unit, Savannah, GA
Adopted Ships and Stations
The purpose of adopting a ship, station, or other military unit or facility is to focus the efforts of local Navy League members on that particular ship or station, its crew and families. Adoption implies a commitment of continuing support. Plans for such support must take into account a council’s financial resources as well as the probable cooperation and willingness of the council’s members.
Services Provided by Councils to Adopted Units
Awards. A comprehensive awards program is one of the most useful ways a council can assist an adopted ship or unit. Virtually every commanding officer sponsoring such a program agrees it is importance to unit morale.
Family Support. Other support to adopted units, if applicable, may focus on the family members of the adopted unit, including:
1.) Children’s parties, especially for holidays or during extended deployments;
2.) Barbecues, picnics and similar family events;
3.) Athletic competition involving unit teams in community competitions;
4.) Supporting projects sponsored by the unit’s spouse organization,
5.) Assisting in and supporting funeral/memorial service arrangements for service personnel who die while on active duty;
6.) Providing materials and/or equipment to schools attended by the children of unit members;
7.) Initiating major financial contributions, such as through scholarships, to assist the children of crew members in their education.
In addition to working with officers of the unit, the council also may find it helpful to work with the unit ombudsman and/or the base chaplain. He or she will be able to identify specific hardship cases where the council may be able to help.