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Military Appreciation Weekend Sponsors

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors 
The Military Appreciation event would not be possible without the support and active participation of our sponsors. Please visit their websites to learn more about these organizations, agencies and businesses.

Crowley Alaska Crowley Marine and Petroleum Services: Crowley has been a proud supporter of this event since its start in 2007. As a leader in Alaska petroleum distribution, they donate a generous budget to cover the fuel needed by the charter and private boats for the halibut fishing trip. This year, Crowley is celebrating 60 years in Alaska. From commercial deliveries to propane to home heating oil, Crowley proudly serves the petroleum needs of Alaskans with safe, reliable service. Since 1953, Crowly has provided marine, petroleum distribution and energy support services throughout Alaska, from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska, along the coast and into some of the most remote inland areas, Including communities along the Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers. Crowley proveds tanker escort and docking servies in Valde Harbor and Prince William Sound for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company's Ship Escort/Response Vessel System (SERVS), utilizing some of the world's most pwerful, technologically advanced tugboats.
  Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alyeska Pipeline Service Company: For 35 years, Alyeska has operated the 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), safely moving oil from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska south to the Port of Valdez, the northernmost ice-free port in the United States. The pipeline traverses three mountain ranges, permafrost regions and 34 major rivers and streams. Alyeska personnel work in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Valdez and at pump stations and response facilities all along the pipeline. They also operate the Ship Escort/Response Vessel System (SERVS) for Prince William Sound. Alyeska was created to construct, operate, and maintain TAPS for owner companies which today are BP Pipelines (Alaska), ConocoPhillips Transportation Alaska, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, Unocal Pipeline Company, and Koch Alaska Pipeline Company.
  PeterPan Seafoods Inc Peter Pan Seafoods Inc: Each year, the Valdez plant provides a sizeable cost discount on the halibut for the community fish fry. Peter Pan Seafoods, Inc., operates a modern seafood processing plant on the spit in Valdez.  We process all of the salmon species found in the Prince William Sound and Copper River Region as well as Halibut, Black Cod and Rockfish from the Gulf of Alaska.  Visit the Peter Pan Seafood Market Place at 219 S. Harbor Drive, Phone 842-2076. 

Masonic Lodge

Shriners Hospital for Childern

Valdez Masonic Lodge & Shrine Club: Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world.  It is dedicated to instilling within its members a moral and ethical approach to life.  Its value is based on integrity, kindness, education, and fellowship.  Most importantly, Freemasonry teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.  A Mason is taught to be a good citizen, to be of good character, to care for less fortunate, and to give back to his community. The Masonic fraternity contributes over $1 billion each year to its philanthropic pursuits, over $750 million of that in the United States alone.  The Shriners Hospitals sponsored by Shrine Masons are world famous for their ability to help children in need.
 Prince William Sound Charter Boat Association Prince William Sound Charter Boat Association:
  City of Valdez City of Valdez: The City of Valdez gives a budget each year to cover any overage in fuel that is needed to support the Military Appreciation fishing boats taking out the deserving men and women that have returned from a war zone in the last couple of years. The City also covers all bait charges and is the major sponsor for the community fish fry and picnic. 

Other Sponsors That Make This Event Happen:
Eagles Rest RV Park & Cabins

Chena RV Park

Bear Creek Cabins and RV Park

 Elks #2537

Emblem #514

Eagles #1971 Aerie and Auxiliary

Valdez USCG

Valdez Fisheries Development Association

Alaska Halibut House

Providence Valdez Hospital


Art’s Design

Valdez Prospector Outfitters

Valdez Fish Derbies

 Bayside RV Park Puddle Jumpers Saloon
US Army MWR Glacier Campground Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau