Soundings Editor Dave Pittman Sends:
(Posted July 26, 2016)
for the Jul-Aug-Sep Puget Soundings is Monday - August 1st.
Deep Sea Week:
Naval Undersea Museum's Olivia Wilson Sends:
(Posted July 26, 2016)
conjunction with two exhibits opening on August 19, the U. S.
Naval Undersea Museum is hosting what we're calling
Week August 19-26. We would love to have the Sub Vets here
for any/all of the events. The events that I think would be of
most interest to you are the Exhibit Opening, Speakers Panel,
and Story Swap. Details are below, and I have attached a pdf of
a postcard. We have hard copies of the postcard available and
thought this weekend's picnic would be a great time/place to
distribute them. I'd be happy to deliver them to you. Just let
me know when and where!
If you have any questions, please let me know. Here are the
details of "Deep Sea Week":
The week kicks off with the exhibit opening on August 19:
"Preserving Peace: The Navy's Strategic Deterrence Program"
delves into the storied history of the Navy's ballistic missile
program. Visitors will discover how this force for peace came to
be and find out why it's still important today. The second
exhibit, "Saving Submariners: Rescue and Escape," looks at the
history of submarine rescue and escape from 1900 through today.
Naval History & Heritage Command Director, retired RADM Samuel
Cox will speak at the opening, with Submarine Group 9 Commanding
Officer RDML John Tammen participating in the ribbon cutting.
On August 20, we will host a Speakers Panel about the importance
of Navy strategic deterrence. The purpose in staging the panel
is to interest/engage/inform audience members on the subject of
strategic deterrence by presenting speakers with significant
subject matter expertise and experience on the topic. Speakers
will give a 15-20 minute talk mixing expertise of deterrence
with personal experience. RDML John Tammen and
recently retired LCDR Floyd Rinehold who served on 32 patrols,
are our current speakers, and we are seeking one more to round
out the panel.
The other major program we have is on
August 26. This is what we're calling a Story Swap. This is an
opportunity for former and current Sailors who served on SSBNs,
family members of those who served on SSBNs, to share their sea
stories. Anyone interested in hearing the stories is invited as
well. The museum will film those who want to share their stories
so we can use the stories in future exhibits.
We are really hoping for a great turnout for this new event, and
hope you can join us!
Annual Base Picnic - Saturday - July 30, 2016
(Posted July 22, 2016)
cooks are looking forward to this weekend's annual base picnic
at the Bremerton Elks Picnic area, off Pine road. Please
base supplies the soft drinks, meat, rolls and condiments.
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
A very short meeting will be held.
Steve Corcoran's Mother Passes
(Posted July 16, 2016)
Lorraine M. Corcoran, age 87 of Ironwood, Michigan passed
away Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Hurley, Wisconsin. She was
born May 31, 1929 in Ironwood, the daughter of the late Steve
and Mary (Staszek) Raymond.
May Larraine rest in
will return to the area on Monday, July 25th.
Bremerton Base Commander Sends:
2016 USSVI Scholarship Winners
and a note from Chairman Paul Orstad
Submitted by: Alfred H Singleman Jr on 7/12/2016
The 2016 USSVI Scholarship
Winners can be found using the link below.
On the website click Documents/Chartable Foundation in the blue
A Note From Paul Orstad:
The Scholarship Committee would like to announce the results to
this year on. There where 88 applications received for our
consideration of which 46 where high School seniors and 42
College students. We sel8 students in each group.
Breanna Bransfield, daughter of Joseph W. Bransfield II, who
lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, Member of Bowfin Base and on active
duty. She was Valedictorian of her high school is this year and
winner of Joe Henry Sneft Memorial Scholarship,$4000.00/$1000.00
over four years.
Following Breanna, is Autumn Ollice, daughter of Lawrence D.
Ollice Jr.Who also lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, Member of Groton
and Bowfin Base. She is also Valedictorian of her high school is
this year and winner of James "Jim" Page, PNC,
Scholarship of $1500.00. What has caught my eye is two young
ladies from the same town and different high schools and first
in their Class. This has never happen before and that is why I
put this out.
The list is below and to let me say to all the Base Commanders
that I will not be calling you for a presentation this year.
This is my last year after 25 years and I have had a lot of joy
and disappointments over them. In my first five years my two
sons where not allowed to apply but my older son did win $500.00
scholarship prior to my taking over for Frank Whitty whom I have
personally thanked for this opportunity to serve our Great
organization and the past 9 National Commanders who have had the
faith in keeping me.
So I would like to congratulate all the winners and wish them "Fairwind
and Following Seas". All I ask is that you treat my replacement
with the same dignity and care you have shown me by getting your
fall grades to him by 16 February 2017 and send the scholarship
committee a thank you note. It is not fun sending you a reminder
letter that you forgot to do when you signed the check you
excepted. I will try to remind my replacement in Early December
to get out a POC/BBS Message to the Base Commanders to put out
to the Shipmates who know who they are being a sponsor. I will
be his guide for the first year so you might end up hearing from
With that being said I will hope to see as many of the sponsors
in Reno for the national convention.
(Of note, no Bremerton Base sponsored youngsters are
on the list, maybe no one applied ed/)
New Submarine series coming to TV
(Posted July 12, 2016)
HC Base Members Lou Caretti & Bill Williams Share
We're reaching out to you as we have recently completed an
exciting television series, set to broadcast on the Smithsonian
Channel. Over the course of six episodes, "/Hell Below"/ will
take an in-depth look at the greatest submarine campaigns of
World War II, profiling the strategic masterminds and tactics of
U.S. subs and Nazi U-boats in the Pacific and Atlantic.
The first episode, The Wolfpack premieres Sunday, July 17 at 9
P.M ET/PT on the Smithsonian Channel.
We hope that you can help spread the word. Would it be possible
to let your community members know about this through your
mailing lists or community boards?
for updates. We'd love
to connect with you.
PS: In NW WA, Following TV providers channels;
Comcast: 87 or 726
Direct TV: 570
Dish TV: 367 /ed)
HC Bremerton Base Member Dave Raney Sends -
Little League Big League (15 - 18 yr old) Regional
(Updated July 18, 2016)
The Little League Big League (15 - 18 yr old) Regional
tournament is being held at the Fairgrounds starting July
Teams from Washington, Hawaii, Northern California, Southern
California & Arizona will be competing for the opportunity
to go the World Series in Easley, South Carolina.
Change: updated July 18th
schedule has changed. Games Mon 7/18, Tue 7/19,
& Wed 7/20 are at 9am, 12pm, 3pm & 6pm; Thurs
7/21 are 9am & 12pm; Fri 7/22 9am, 12pm 3pm &
6pm & Sat 7/23 Championship 10am.
are seven teams this year with one from Nevada.
Players from West Sound (Kitsap, Gig Harbor &
Key Peninsula) play their first game at 12pm
There is no charge for attendance.
For more information Contact David Raney