SEAL-NSW Family Foundation Hosts Second Annual Los Angeles Dinner Gala on May 16 Aboard Battleship USS Iowa in San Pedro Harbor

Gene Simmons of Kiss to Perform The National Anthem; Sharon Stone to Serve as Auctioneer; Special Musical Performance by American Idol Finalist Elliot Yamin

Los Angeles, CA (May 13th, 2015) – The Seal-NSW Family Foundation announced today it is hosting its Second Annual Dinner Gala this Saturday, May 16th, 2015 aboard the Battleship USS Iowa in San Pedro Harbor. This unique and memorable event will thank the Naval Special Warfare community and their families for their military service and to honor their fallen heroes.

The evening event will kick off with a cocktail reception, opportunity to review silent auction items and take a guided tour of the Battleship USS Iowa. The evening will then continue with a skydiving team jump, 5and 16″ gun salute, an LA Fire Department fireboat demonstration, and flyover by Condor Squadron before dinner.

Dinner highlights will include the National Anthem performed by Gene Simmons of the band KISS, keynote speaker and former Director of the NSA & CIA & Air Force 4-Star General, Michael Hayden, guest honorary speaker Sarah Palin and performance by recording artist & American Idol finalist, Elliot Yamin.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds in support of the U.S. Navy SEAL family and will include rare military, sports, and entertainment silent and live auction items to benefit this Family Foundation.

“The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation is very excited to host a dinner gala onboard USS IOWA in support of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their families,” said William R. Fenick, Executive Director of the Seal-NSW Family Foundation.  “This event is a meaningful way to highlight the importance of the military family in National Security and the role the families play in support of today’s warfighters.  I’m honored to champion and advocate for these special families onboard this historic ship.”

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About SEAL – NSW Family Foundation

The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation supports individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments. With SEALs, their ability to stay fit and focused determines the success of every mission. Part of our job is to facilitate that focus by ensuring every SEAL knows his family is, and will be taken care of.  Our motto is “Taking care of THEIR family while they protect OURS.”  SEAL-NSWFF programs include Family Resiliency and Services, Children’s Special Needs Programs, Bereavement Support, Transition Assistance, Counter Deployment, Global Outreach, Emergency Assistance and Wounded Warriors. For more information and to donate online, visit

About Battleship IOWA

Owned and operated by the nonprofit PBC, Battleship IOWA has become a popular destination at the L.A. Waterfront. PBC’s goal is to share the devotion and sacrifices of American patriots and to engage visitors in unique and exciting ways that bring the ship to life by connecting the past with the future. Battleship IOWA is regularly open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about Battleship IOWA, please visit

KimSEAL-NSW Family Foundation Hosts Second Annual Los Angeles Dinner Gala on May 16 Aboard Battleship USS Iowa in San Pedro Harbor