Navy League quarterly dinner on May 15 |

Navy League quarterly dinner on May 15

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Carson City Council of the U.S. Navy League is hosting its quarterly dinner and meeting on May 15 at the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino and invites the community to learn more about the wide array of missions conducted by the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

The event includes a short business meeting and informational speakers who will talk about the various operations the Sea Services are involved in. Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This meeting’s guest speaker will be Col. Kevin Hutchison, USMC, commanding officer of Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center at Pickel Meadows, Calif. Hutchison was commissioned in 1995 and has had many assignments serving in various commands throughout his 24-year career. He has completed several deployments to Okinawa and also served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Central and South America. Prior to assuming command of MCMWTC in June 2018, he served as the director of Inspections and assistant inspector general for Marine Corps matters. He is a graduate of the Winter and Summer Mountain Leaders Courses as well as the Mountain Survival and Evasion course.

This month’s dinner will be an Asian buffet consisting of a Soba noodle salad, crispy egg rolls, sweet and sour chicken, beef and broccoli, fried rice and stir fry vegetables with specialty desserts and fortune cookies.

For reservations, call Carolyn Southard at 775-882-7960. The cost for the dinner is $27.

The Carson City Council sponsors recognition programs and provides scholarships for Navy and Marine personnel at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center near Bridgeport, Calif., Navy recruiters in Reno and Sparks and five commands at NAS Fallon. The council also sponsors the Carson High Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Command and USNS Carson City, EPF-7.