Bremerton Base Members Attend Two Members' Memorial Services - Sat,
(Posted September 25, 2016)
members mustered at the Bremerton West Side Pancake House, at 1400
with the family of John "Sonny" Dilg to remember MMCS(SS)
Sonny whowent on eternal patrol on July 17th after a long
battle with heart disease.
troops went out to the Crosby Chapel to witness a well attended
service for Ronald
"Lefty" Hnatovic , EMCS(SS)
at 1600. Many
folks gave great tributes to Lefty. None were in conflict,
Lefty went on eternal patrol on August 11th, a victim of
memorial, Cdr Steve Corcoran presented the family with a
National Eternal Patrol Certificate
September Monthly Meeting Notes
September 23, 2016
Steve Corcoran presents the USSVI National
Robert Link Award to Base member John Gardner
for his contributions to Bremerton Base and
the National organization. The inset shows Steve accepting the
award for John from NC Al Singleman at the
National convention in August in Reno, NV
Click pic to see larger picture.
(Photo by Doug McKay)
Cmdr Steve Corcoran presents Puget Soundings
Editor Dave Pittman with First Runner Up
Award in the large base category for best newsletter
in the USSVI. Inset shows the award.
Click pic to see larger picture.
(Photo by Doug
Cdr Steve Sends:
I will also be sending a recap of topics covered
at this weeks general membership meeting for
those unable to attend. My intent is to
communicate our base happenings just a bit
better. I do not want to overload your e-mail,
but I do want to keep you informed. We do have a
busy few months coming up. Take care all. Please
remember, if there is anything I may be of
assistance for you, please do not hesitate to
contact me. Thanks.
SUBMARINE VETERANS TO COMMEMORATE WW II EVENT -
(Posted September 17, 2016)
Bremerton Base Life Member Bob Aronson Sends
Beginning at noon, Friday, 30 September 2016 the United States
Incorporated (USSVI) Rogue- Umpqua Base of Southern
in cooperation with the
Smokejumpers of Southern Oregon, will
commence its second annual ceremony
submarine shipmates on
This ceremony will also commemorate the
WW II incendiary bombing of our
Oregon Forests by the Japanese Imperial
Navy using an airplane flown from
a very specially built
This annual event occurs every year at the Smokejumpers Facility, 30902
Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, OR. 97523, just 5 miles out of town. Since
the founding of the US Submarine Force in 1900 sixty five submarines have
been damaged or lost and over 4,000 men have given up their lives while
serving their country. The great majority of these young lives were lost during
Read all here
2016 USSVI National Convention Report
11, 2016, Slide Show Worth A Million Words)
Photos by WRD Bob Bissonnette
Shown here are most of the base members that
attended the National Convention's Awards Banquet at the
Great Sierra Resort in Reno, NV on August 20th.
the Awards Banquet, Base Commander Steve Corcoran accepted
the Robert Link Award
from NC Al Singleman for Life/HC Member John Gardner
for John's volunteer base and national organization service since joining in
Puget Soundings Editor
Dave Pittman can be proud of his newsletter as it was
first runner-up to first place in the large base category.
slide show here!
Deterrent Park Engraved Brick
Installation - Drop Dead Date for Orders, 19 Oct
USSVI Bremerton Base is taking donation
orders for engraved bricks to be installed in the
Wilson (SSBN-624) full scale
topside model's missile deck in late October, 2016.
The model is located at Deterrent Park in front of the
ComSubGruNine headquarters on the
donation for each brick is $40. Half of the donation is
cost, the the other half goes toward base charitable
gifting such as scholarships.
Upon of receipt of donation, an acknowledgement will be
forwarded to you by e-mail. (Please check your Junk Mail
file.) Please acknowledge receipt of that e-mail.
Remember Mike Sullivan's Last Install? -
True to the End!
Detailed information and donation form
located at http://deterrentpark.org/
FRA #29, 521 S. National Ave, Bremerton
Be Patient -Calendar will come up
Suggest you refresh - Recent
Auburn Parade Notice
SUBVETS will Lead!
Saturday, November 5th
For those who do not know me, I'm Ric Hedman,
I'm the contact person for the Annual Auburn,
Washington Veterans Day Parade.
This year the
Auburn has asked the Submarines Veterans to lead off
the parade. We have decided to ask one of our
WW II Veterans to be the Parade Grand Marshall.
Who knows when our organization will be asked to
perform this honor again.
As such the Submarine veterans units will be at the
front of the parade. If you or any of your
membership would like to join us on November 5 for
the parade please feel free to attend. The more the
merrier. It will be crowded so please plan to arrive
at the staging point, (still to be announced), by
10AM. Many of us arrive earlier and
have breakfast together at the Sunshine Café near
the Transit Center.
The parade kicks off at 11 AM sharp with some sort
of Military flyover.
We would ask you to get this out to your membership,
if it doesn't conflict with other base functions, to
make this one of the largest subvet turn outs yet.
We are usually joined by part of the Silent Service
Motorcycle Club as well.
The parade is the largest Veterans Day Parade west
of the Mississippi River with over 200 units and up
to 30 marching bands and attended by over 10,000
Bremerton and Seattle Bases will be there with their
two floats, so, look for the submarines.
There is free parking on the day of the parade,
November 5, in the
Transit Center Garage just off "A" street at the
west end of town.
Past Seattle Base Commander
City of Auburn Parade web page:
Brick Install - Late Oct
Before Veterans Day! Fri, Nov 11
Donors to Date