Due to operational security, during WWII the Seabees were not allowed to disclose their location, so when corresponding they would list their location as Island X. When the SVA was established, it was decided to call the chapters “Islands”.
Why are SVA Chapters called Islands?
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District Commanders can assist you in starting an Island.
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Mid-Year Meeting Scheduled for April 8th, 2017 See event calendar for details.
The NSVA participates in two special events a year at the Navy Seabee Memorial:
• A memorial service is held at the Seabee Memorial at 11:00 AM on Saturday on or after March 5th, the Seabee Birthday.
• A Memorial Service is held on November 11th at 8:30 AM followed by the NSVA participation at the Veterans Day Ceremony at 11:00 AM in the Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater
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