At the Thursday evening October 3rd Welcome Home Navy League Dinner held at Whidbey Island Bank for Whidbey Island’s NAS VAQ-140 the guests were greeted at the reception desk with a notice from the command of VAQ-140 that directed active duty military personnel not to attend the Welcome Home Navy League Dinner. There was no reason given in the notice but it is obvious the letter was generated by the command in response to the Government funding crisis and shutdown.
Here’s the letter:
The Oak Harbor chapter of the Navy League has been a long and loud supporter of the Navy in the community, and a frequent sponsor of such activities.
Off the top of my head, I can’t see why the current prohibition of community outreach programs would prohibit attendance at a semi-official function. Can anybody enlighten me?