Rear Adm. Gary Mayes, the commander of Navy Region Northwest (NRNW), center, and the NRNW Flag Football Team pose for a photo with the Seattle Seahawks’ 12 Flag. Each year, NRNW participates in an annual Army-Navy Flag Football Game, competing against soldiers and airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). This year, the game will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, on JBLM.
In October 2016, the Seattle Seahawks gave the US Navy the 12 Flag during a change of command ceremony. The flag passed from the Marine Corps, who held the flag from 2015-16. The flag will travel to sea and shore units across Navy Region Northwest from 2016-17, where Sailors and Navy civilians will sign and take photos with it. See more on social media using the hashtag #NWNavy12!