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Detachment Summer Picnic

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Detachment Summer Picnic, PNSY Picnic Pavilion

All Hands,

         The Seacoast Detachment is again sponsoring their summer picnic on Saturday August 17th.  As with last year we will have our picnic at the Jamaica Island Picnic area aboard Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) (map is attached).  In order to get “unescorted” access we need the following information from every non-DoD ID card holder: 

  • Full Name and Age Group (18+, 16-17, 15 and younger). 
  • In these categories, the following ID requirements are provided:

 o   18+: a state or federal government issued photo ID;

 o   16 or 17: a locally generated ID  (such as school ID) or birth certificate;

 o   15 years of age or younger: do not need ID.

 Again, this is for all non-DoD ID card holders. We need this information, sent to my email address (see below) no later than 31 July 2024.  Even if a person is a “maybe”, provide their name and we will add them to the list.  At the front gate, identify yourself and your guests, produce your identification as called for and indicate you are attending the Seacoast Detachment summer picnic at Jamaica Island.  Keep in mind that all vehicles entering the base are subject to random searches thus no weapons or other contraband items should be on you or in your vehicle.  You will only be allowed to go to the picnic site and back and cannot tour other parts of the base unless you are in the company of a DoD ID Card Holder (Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, DoD civilian employee (not a DoD retired civilian) or a military dependent with a dependent ID card).    

If any of your guests are Foreign Nationals/non-US citizens, provide their information to me no later than 26 July 2024.  These individuals go through a separate vetting process.

For all others (i.e. DoD ID card holders, etc.) please indicate your attendance and the number in your party using the above suspense date (31 July 2024) and identify yourself as a DoD ID card holder.  Of note, all DoD ID card holders are authorized to escort (in the same vehicle) up to 3 non-DoD ID card holders.  

This event is open to all DNHMCL individuals and their families as with years past.  As in the past, Seacoast Det will provide the meats, beverages and fixings.  Other food items (sides/salads, etc.) are welcome.  The one restriction is that whatever is brought cannot be in a glass container.  Our picnic coordinators are JA Brad Howe (iwojima21945@yahoo.com, 603-571-4620) and Rich Pettengill (Richard@ccbgroup.org, 978-372-0385).  They will provide full guidance on “potluck” items closer to the date of the event.  Below is a description of what Jamaica Island has to offer.  If you have young ones, there is a spray park and playground adjacent to our picnic pavilion as well as a place to change clothes (not a port-a-john).  We look forward to hearing from you.


Need the perfect spot for a cookout? MWR offers the perfect waterfront picnic area, Jamaica Island. Jamaica Island has three pavilions, various sizes. All pavilions have picnic tables and the large pavilion has a built in counter, perfect for serving food. Reservations can be made through Gear Rental by calling 207-438-1514. Open to Active Duty, Retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and sponsored guests.

Jamaica Island also includes a Spray Park, Bocce Court and Corn Hole Court!

The Spray Park is on a timer. You activate the water by pressing the start button (on the green pole) only once. The spray park runs on a cycle of 25 minutes. When the cycle completes, gently push the start button again and a new cycle begins.

Semper Fidelis,

G.A. Corson (Geoff)


Seacoast Detachment #394

Marine Corps League

Cell:  757.672.0208

Email:  geoffrey.corson.usmc.ret@gmail.com


August 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Seacoast Detachment #394


PSNY Jamaica Island Picnic area
Kittery, ME 03904 United States + Google Map
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