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 PetroleumCrowley 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 provides tanker escort and docking services in Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company's Ship Escort/Response Vessel System (SERVS), utilizing some of the world's most powerful, technologically advanced tugboats.


Valdez Elks Lodge

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The Valdez Elks Lodge #2537 is part of the national fraternal organization known as the Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks. The Lodge also includes the Emblem Club #514. The Lodge has been in place in Valdez for decades and serves the community as a place for social gathering, but more importantly for charitable assistance for worthy individuals and organizations. The Elks & Emblem members are legendary in Valdez for their fundraising efforts for everything from local high school scholarships to victims of disaster. The Elks & Emblem also members work tirelessly to welcome people to the Valdez community. Military Appreciation is a priority for the Elks. They are proud to serve our military members during this special event.


City of ValdezCity 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.

peter-pan-seafood-logoPeter Pan Seafoods, Inc: Peter Pan Valdez is the youngest processing plant in the Peter Pan family. It is the only fresh/frozen/cannery operation in Valdez. A crew of 350 processes all varieties of wild salmon as well as halibut and black cod. Each year the company donates the Halibut for the Community Fish Fry.  

Other Sponsors That Make This Event Happen:

Eagles Rest RV Park & CabinsChena RV Park

Valdez KOA Journey

Elks #2537

Emblem #514

Eagles #1971 Aerie and Auxiliary

Valdez USCG

Valdez Fisheries Development Association

Alaska Halibut House

Providence Valdez Hospital


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Boat Captains & their Crew


A special THANK YOU to all the Boat Captains and their Crews for donating their time and vessels for the Halibut Fishing Day out in Prince William Sound for the Military.