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U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465    

MEMBERSHIP:  284

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

Lest We Forget:   December

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Base Member Report From OCS

(Posted 12-22-2014)

 

Base Commander Sends:

 

Gentlemen,

Hope that all is well back in the Pacific Northwest. OCS is on holiday stand down and I was fortunate enough to get some leave authorized to be at home in NJ for Christmas.

I’m pleased to report that I am a third of the way through and on track to commission at the end of February and I should have orders even before then. OCS is rough but a lot tamer than all the stories I heard from older officers who went through. This is a “kinder, gentler” Navy I suppose. Only one Powerpoint slideshow on Fork and Knife stuff so far, but lots of rifle drill with my Class' Gunnery Sergeant.

There’s one other prior submariner in the class, formerly an STS1, who is going SWO just like me. However there are four future sub officers in my class and two supply officers that seem interested in being a Chop.


Please pass my best regards to all the guys at the Bremerton Base. Wishing you and your families a happy holiday season.

Joe Hanisko


Annual Base Christmas Party a Great Success

(Update 12-21-2014)

 

Dennis Nardone's photos, most cropped by me, are located at http://gertrude-check.org/2014xmasparty.htm,  Just right click on images you want to save; then click on "save picture as"; then select a file in a folder in your computer where you want to save the image.  I still have the original images should you want some, Just e-mail me or call me at 509-0250 and I will send them to you/ed

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About 75 members and guests attended the annual Christmas Party at the Bremerton Elks' Club, Saturday, Dec 13th. Of all the the parties in the past at the Elks Club, this was the best meal we have experienced as well as the service.

 

Longevity awards were presented to those present. 

 

Ralph Harris receives 20 year longevity pin from Commander Jim Demott.

10 Year Longevity Award: Back row: Sam Swenson, Steve Corcoran, Nelis Vander Pol, Front row: Lloyd Willette , Dennis Nardone

 

Four Holland Club presentations were made.

Holland Club Inducdees; Qualified in 1964: L-R,  Don Bassler, Remora; George Pfost, Permit; Bob Springer, John Adams and Martin Wattenbarger, Ethan Allen

 

Passing the hat for the base's annual donation of gifts to the folks at the VA home at Retsil created over $300.  That will added to a base donation of $200.  Chaplain Fred Borgmann will buy the gifts and present them to the home.

 

More details and images will appear here later in the week.

USSVI Bremerton Base Makes Donation to Naval Undersea Museum Foundation

(Posted 12-12-2014)

 

Base Historian Bob Paul sends:

Jim DeMott, Base Commander, Presented a $1,500 check to Bruce Harlow, Rear Admiral USN (Ret), Foundation President and Mary Rayn, Curator, Naval Undersea Museum.

On December 5, 2014 The Submarine Veterans, Bremerton Base was proud to make a monetary donation of $1,500 to the Naval Undersea Museum Foundation to be used in support of the museum's new exhibit, The Thresher Legacy: A Better, Safer Navy.

Thresher’s sinking on April 10, 1963, with 129 officers, crewmembers, and civilians aboard, was the worst submarine disaster in history. The new exhibit, The Thresher Legacy: A Better, Safer Navy, examines how the tragedy became a defining point in submarine and deep submergence history, propelling the Navy to establish the two programs that became Thresher’s legacy — the Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) Program and the Deep Submergence Systems Project.

The US Submarine Veterans purpose is to: "Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country”. This new exhibit goes a long way in support of our goals.

USSVI Olympic Peninsula  Base Founder and Bremerton Base Life Member Loses Wife to Cancer (millie)

(Updated 12-19-2014)

A celebration of life is planned for Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015, in Port Ludlow for all family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Submarine Memorabilia Inc. (a not-for-profit corporation benefiting our extended submariner community) denoting "Millie's Fund" via her home address. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/peninsuladailynews/obituary.aspx?n=mildred-clear-millie&pid=173451164#sthash.aOjMaCM2.dpuf
A celebration of life is planned for Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015, in Port Ludlow for all family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Submarine Memorabilia Inc. (a not-for-profit corporation benefiting our extended submariner community) denoting "Millie's Fund" via her home address. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/peninsuladailynews/obituary.aspx?n=mildred-clear-millie&pid=173451164#sthash.aOjMaCM2.dpuf
A celebration of life is planned for Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015, in Port Ludlow for all family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Submarine Memorabilia Inc. (a not-for-profit corporation benefiting our extended submariner community) denoting "Millie's Fund" via her home address. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/peninsuladailynews/obituary.aspx?n=mildred-clear-millie&pid=173451164#sthash.zK40cFA9.dpuf

 

Base Commander Sends:

 

Greetings,

 

    It is with great sadness that I send this message.  I have received word that Millie Clear, wife of John, passed away at 0835 Monday morning, December 8, 2014. Services will be scheduled after the first of the year.  I would ask that you all keep John and his family in your prayers and thoughts.

 

Jim DeMott

Base Commander

USSVI Bremerton Base

USS WILL ROGERS (SSBN 659) REUNION 

(Posted 9-16-2014)

 

Dates: 27-30 August, 2015

Location: Bremerton, Washington

Points of Contact:

Dave Talley – email: david@dmtalley.com, phone: (210) 834-4234

Mal Wright – email: malwright@comcast.net, phone: (509) 308 7450

 

General Information:

The 2015 Reunion will be held in the Bremerton/Bangor/Silverdale area, where there are plenty of attractions and many submarine connections.  Hotel reservations will be available near the Reunion headquarters in downtown Bremerton, close to the Ferry Terminal.  Interested shipmates are encouraged to access the reunion website: www.usswillrogers.com.

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Great Christmas Present

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$40

For an engraved paver installed in the missile deck of the USS WOODROW WILSON full scale top side mock up at Deterrent Park in the Naval Base, Kitsap, Bangor Submarine Base

 

For details

See http://gertrude-check.org/dp.htm

For order form

See http://gertrude-check.org/brickap.htm

Income tax deductable

 

 

Manchester 12-19-2014

Photos provided by Dennis Nardone

 

 

Submarine Videos

The Largest Submarine in WWII

Jon Jaques Submarine Museum

Submarine Base 1943 WWII THRILLER

Pride Runs Deep (1978) - Full Length Documentary on Nuclear Submarines

SSBN History

SUBMARINES, SECRETS AND SPIES - NOVA - Discovery/Military/History (documentary)

Merge of Nuclear Power & Submarine Hull Design Video

Top Ten _ Submarines

Admiral Rickover

Navy Submarine Force - Silent Service

Sea Spies

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RESCUED BY SUBMARINE 

Submarines of World War 1

How a World War II Submarine Works

The Silent Service (in color) - U.S. Navy WWII

The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

Ohio Class Submarine | Combat Countdown

Trident Missile Launch From a  Submarine

Submarine Service In The 1970s

Watch out from below

Fast Attack

NEW SUBMARINE! U.S. Navy Takes Delivery

of PCU Minnesota

Submarine nucleare (DOCUMENTAR)

Russian submarine History

Raising the Kursk Part 1

Raising the Kursk Part 2

The Kursk Cover Up - Russia

Secret Submarine Rendezvous : Documentary on the

World War 2 Secret African Mission

HMS Victorious Trident Class Nuclear Submarine

Submarine Patrol 3/3 - Chasing the Enemy

Oberon Arrival in Halifax

RCN Submarines HD

The "NEW" Horse And Cow

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