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February Monthly Meeting

A Social Event

Breakfast Followed by Magician Kevin Wolfe

Saturday, Feb 20th, 0900

American Legion Post #149, 4922 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312

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HC/Life Member Goes on Eternal Patrol

(Posted Feb 8, 2016)


MMCM(SS) George L. Pfost USN (Ret) (74) went on eternal patrol on February 3, 2016 after some years of health problems.  George served in  Permit, George C Marshall, Tautog, Archerfish and Los Angeles.  George was a National Office Volunteer for the last several years.  Sailor, rest your oar.


More to follow when obit becomes available.


(Posted Feb 8, 2016)


Base Storekeeper has a limited supply of these "first" challenge coins from the yet to be commissioned USS Washington SSN 787. Call (360-620-2022) or e-mail Ralph.

P:S: These photo's are of poor quality and do not represent the detail in the design of this coin.

Life Member Gary "Dutch" Kaiser Sends

(Posted Feb 4, 2016)


Ralph Harris and John Gardner at TTF selling USSVI Bremerton Base storekeeper wares. They do this the first Wednesday each month. The base receives quite a bit of publicity among active duty personnel by performing this activity not to mention that the base coffers gain profits. AMEN!

Bremerton Base Members Make Presentation at Eagle Scout Court of Honor

(Posted Feb 3, 2016)


On Sunday January 31st, four Bremerton Base members attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor in Maple Valley


The group consisted of Base Commander Steve Corcoran, Vice-Commander Doug McKay, Base member Steve Buechel, and Past Base Commander Jim DeMott.  After a short speech in which Steve explained the parallel paths of Eagle Scouts and Submariners, he presented a certificate, patch, and Base challenge coin to the scouts. 


He then introduced Doug, who is also an Eagle Scout, so that he could present a special Eagle Scout challenge coin. One of the four scouts receiving the honor was unable to be in attendance.  Mr. Michael Matthias received the awards for his son, Tico Matthias.  The other three scouts were Austin Carney, David Huson, and Tarod Hembry.


Normally, due to the location of the ceremony, the Seattle Base would have made the presentation for USSVI.  Since Austin Carney is the nephew of Steve Buechel, Bremerton Base was contacted by the National Scouting Program Chairman, to see if we would like to be involved.  The Seattle Base Commander graciously offered to let our Base do the presentation.  We were warmly received by all in attendance.  At the completion of the ceremony, a reception was held with plenty of food.


Cdr Steve Corcoran

describes the parallel

paths of Eagle Scouts

and Submariners.

Presentation is made to

Eagle Scout Austin


Presentation is made to

Eagle Scout Taro


Presentation is made to

Eagle Scout David Huson

Presentation is made to

Mr. Michael Matthias,

fatherof Eagle Scout

Tico Matthias

From left to right, Base member Steve Buechel, Base Commander Steve Corcoran, Eagle Scouts David Huson, Tarod Hembry, Austin Carney, Base Vice Commander Doug McKay, Past Base Commander Jim DeMott








































HC/Life Member Johnnie Dilg on Binnacle List.

(A sick list posted at or near the binnacle for the use of the officer of the deck)

(Posted Feb 1, 2016)


Johnnie, a regular soup down and meeting participant, is again at the U ICU.  He is one of the few people in the world that survives on a battery powered  external heart pump.  He spent months in the U hospital before it was installed a few years ago.


Wife Kari Sends:

Sonny is in ICU in UW. He is probably going to be there awhile. He had
pneumonia & is slowly recovering from it. He will have to learn to walk
again. Been there since the 27th. Couldn't hardly walk before so hard to
tell, after being bed ridden how long it will take. Will keep you updated.

Kari Dilg

(Posted Jan 31, 2016)


Welcome Aboard: Jim Gill (Alexander Hamilton)

Base Chaplain Sends:

(Posted Jan 27, 2016)


Received a call from an Ann Herbert who is offering to the SubVets some

stuff she would like to donate:

1.      Electric Scooter in working condition.

2.      Wheelchair

3.      Walker

4.      Another scooter that needs a battery.

(Contact Cdr Steve or Chaplain Fred if you desire any of these items.)

Base Commander Sends:

(Posted Jan 27, 2016)


Date: 1/26/2016
To: Distribution List
NEWS-01: 2016 Awards Program starts February 1st, 2016
Submitted by: Alfred H Singleman Jr on 1/26/2016
The 2016 Awards Nomination Process starts this Monday February 1st, 2016. Please take the time to consider a shipmate for an Award for all the good things this shipmate, or Base may have done during 2015. Also nominate your Base news Letter for an Award. To get to the Awards Manual use the link below:

The 2016 Awards on Schedule and Process Timeline

FEBRUARY 1, 2016: All USSVI Members in good standing submit their

 Award nominations to the National Awards Committee Chairman John Stanford.

APRIL 30, 2016: All Award nominations (with exception of Newsletter


Award) must be received by the National Awards Committee Chairman.

MAY 15, 2016: Deadline for submission of Newsletters for Newsletter of the Year Award.

Let us reward a shipmate for a job well done by nominating him or her for an Award this year. Review the manual and follow the directions. All Award Nomination go to the Awards Chairman John Stanford at: For any questions on the Awards call John Stanford

 at 904-743-3197. For Regular Mail use address below:

John G. Stanford
National Awards Committee Chairman
3026 Cesery Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32277-3527

Pride Runs Deep,
Al Singleman, Jr.NC

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