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Oct 21 – 28, 2018

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P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

USSVI National Office Tel (360) 337-2978 (6-12 PST)

Saturday, March 17th Monthly Meeting, 1000,  at the FRA 29


The Dolphin Dash, April 14th , Sat, 0900, NBK Bangor


Tuesday Evening April 17th. 1900, Monthly Meeting, at the FRA 29


  Our purpose is to: "Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country..."

Attention Breakfast Attendees!

Base Storekeeper Ralph Harris In Search of Lost Dolphin Ring

(Posted February 20, 2018)


Ralph lost a sterling silver dolphin ring at the breakfast social at the Elks Club, Saturday, February 17.  Ralph has gone to the club since then and it has not been turned in.  If you have any knowledge of someone picking up the ring, please call Ralph at 360-620-2022 or email him at rwharris@wavecable.com


Annual Breakfast Social at the Bremerton Elks Lodge Summary

(Posted February 18, 2018)


The breakfast social meeting, held at the Bremerton Elks yesterday, Saturday morning, February 17th,  drew more than 50 people.  After a delicious breakfast, Cdr Steve Corcoran called the meeting together with the traditional Tolling of the Boats ceremony and introduction of WWII Subvet Paul Christofferson, who informed us on a couple amusing events of his past. Steve then introduced  USSVI Western District 4 Cdr Jim DeMott who briefed all on the annual Western Region Round Up to be held in Reno later in the spring.


This was followed by entertainment by Joe Black, a Magician, who put on an entertaining show in which he got several attendees involved. 


Closing ceremonies were then conducted.

Jim Shumard's Celebration of Life

(Updated  February 18, 2018)

Base Commander Sends:

Hello all, I just received a text from Janene Shumard. Jim's Celebration of Life will be Saturday, 31 March, 1400, at the Bremerton Elks on Pine Road in East Bremerton. She hopes to see us all there. Please join me in paying our respect to Jim and his family, and please wear your colors. Any questions or concerns, please contact me. Thank you.

Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704



(Posted February 8 , 2018)


Welcome aboard a new base life member, Jim Gibson (Congor, Spinax, Bass, Carbonero, Rock, Pomfret, Catfish & Coucal). Jim is USSVI Life, Holland Club & Cuttlefish Base Member.


Bremerton Base Up-Date 2/8/2018

(Posted February 8 , 2018)

Base Commander Sends:

Hello all I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to keep you all informed on a few items.

Breakfast meeting Saturday, February 17th, at the Elks on Pine Road, in East Bremerton. Breakfast at 0900-1000, followed by a brief meeting and then entertainment. We have 32 individuals that have informed they are attending. If you have not yet contacted me stating you will attend, please do so soon, so we can give Karen a good head count. Thanks to those that have e-mailed me.

1. The COB and I will not be attending the event in San Diego next week. It was postponed until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances and may be re-scheduled in the near future. Good news is, now we can attend the breakfast meeting.

2. We have been invited to the Enlisted Submarine Ball. It will be held at The Sheraton Hotel in Seattle on April 7th. Please let me know if you would like to attend so I may reserve tickets. Hopefully I will get more information soon to pass along to you.

3. Dolphin Dash will be held at Bangor on Saturday April 14th. 0800 muster time. Volunteers are needed for various duties. It is a fun time and good community exposure for our base.

4. Guest speaker in March will be Ric Hedman from Seattle Base. I have info stating they will also be after the Traveling Dolphins. I may need to misplace them for awhile.

5. I am looking to have another basket raffle at the Fleet Reserve. More to follow.

Well, I think that is it for now. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Take care, see you soon, and be safe.

Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704

Puget Soundings On-Line

(Posted February 6, 2018)


Bremerton Base USSVI announces 2018 Scholarship Program

by Wayne Sieckowski, Scholarship Chairman

(Posted January 18, 2018)

The Bremerton Base United Submarine Veterans is concerned that the educational potential for their dependent sons, daughters and grandchildren may not be realized due to financial constraints. The membership believes that all young people who are academically qualified for admittance to an accredited college or vocational school should have the financial means to enable them to attend a school of higher education that will allow them to attain their goals.

In keeping with this belief the EBoard has approved the awarding of 5, $1,000 Scholarships for 2018. Applications and information about applying for the Scholarship can be found at the base’s web site http://gertrude-check.org/scholarshiphistory.html or can be obtained from the Scholarship chairman Wayne Sieckowski Wsieckowski@gmail.com

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