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U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE

(A Non-profit Organization)

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465    

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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

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USS Grunion (SS-216)

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(SS-144)

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 (SS-257)

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Base Life Member Goes on Eternal Patrol

(Posted August 1, 2015)

 

Base Commander Sends:

 

Greetings,
   It is with a heavy heart that I send this message.  Earlier today I received a phone call from Nancy Witter, the daughter of George W. Hooper.  She informed me of the passing of her father on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  George qualified in submarines on the USS Blackfin (SS 322) in 1951.  He also served on USS Bluegill (SS 242) and USS Queenfish (SS 393).  George was an ET3 (SS) when he left the Navy.  He joined USSVI in 2000 and was a member of the Bremerton Base and Holland Club.  With George departing on Eternal Patrol, let it be known that we have lost another hero.  Sailor, rest your oar!


PS: Daughter Nancy suggests that donations in memory of George can be made to the USSVI Bremerton Base, PO Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98380-0465, a non-profit organization.


James DeMott
Base Commander
USSVI Bremerton Base

 

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Note from the Base Commander

(Posted July 29, 2015)

Greetings!

   USSVI members will be recognized at the Kitsap Bluejackets baseball game on Friday, August 7th.  It is a home game against the Cowlitz Black Bears, and will be played at the ball field by the Fairgrounds.  The first pitch is scheduled for 1835.

   Tickets will be purchased for all those who would like to attend this event with us, at no cost to you.  This includes all Base members and their guests.  Guests include family, prospective members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.  We also would like to invite any members of other bases (Olympic Peninsula, South Sound, Seattle, etc.) to join us.  Everyone who attended the game last year seemed to enjoy it.  Hopefully we will get a good turnout for this event, as it should be a good time. 

   In order to get an idea of how many tickets we need, I am asking that everyone who wants to go contact me by e-mail (jedemott@hotmail.com) or phone (360-895-0547 h / 360-710-0411 c).    Let me know your name and how many people you need tickets for.  The deadline for the ticket requests is August 5th. 

   I hope that you all can join us for the game, and be sure to wear your colors!

Thank you,

James E. DeMott

Base Commander

USSVI Bremerton Base

Arizona Silent Service Memorial (ASSM)

(Posted July 29, 2015)

The ASSM will be the thirty-third memorial located in Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, located in front of the Arizona State Capital Complex, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ.

The Memorial to honor the "silent service" of Navy submarine veterans was begun by a small group of Arizona submarine veterans and the design team of Renee Palmer-Jones (Designer), Jim Martin (Engineer), Steve Rusch (Draftsman/Model Maker), and Kenny Wayne, (Sculptor). State Senator Al Melvin presented Senate Bill 1401 to the legislature, it passed and was signed into law on April 24, 2014.

 The ASSM will stand 14 feet long, 6 feet wide and 11 feet high.  It will carry the plaques of the Great Seal of the United States, Seal of the United States Navy, submarine dolphins (exemplified above: gold. representing officers and silver representing the enlisted) and dedication. Pavers commemorating submarine veterans service will be placed around the Memorial.  For more information about the submarine veteran engraved brick pavers, please click here or visit the Order Brick Pavers page on this site.

SK Ralph Harris Enjoying His Vacation on the Groton Base Float on the 4th of July

(Posted July 27, 2015)

 

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Welcome  Aboard a New Member

(Posted July 26, 2015)

 

Welcome aboard James Sipes, (Henry M Jackson, Pennsylvania)

 

2015 Whaling Days Parade

(Posted July 26, 2015)

 

A good crew showed on a soaking rainy day for the annual Silverdale Whaling Days' Parade, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (Dennis Nardone provided photos) (See Big Pic)

 

Bremerton Base July 21st Meeting Summary

(Posted July 23, 2015)

 

L-R; Don Floyd is presented Holland Club Certificate from HC Chairman, Dick Litscher

L-R Vcdr Steve Corcoran poses with Don and  Dick

Photos by Dennis Nardone

Latest Edition of the American Submariner is ONLINE

(Posted July 21, 2015)

 

The latest edition of AMERICAN SUBMARINER is now available for your viewing.  The size of the e-magazine file is really too large to attach to an email, so  we've evolved to a better way for you to view it online.

Please visit www.ussvi.org and click the USSVI MAGAZINE button on the left side of the page. You'll be asked to 'log in' as a member (if you don't know your  'log-in', no worries, just click on the APPLY FOR YOUR PASSWORD button.

Not only the current issue but several years of past issues are available for your viewing.

By the way, if you don't recall signing up for electronic delivery, the USPS may have told us your mailing address is no good.  Those members have been placed on Electronic Delivery until such time as they let us know where they really are.

PLEASE REMEMBER, IF YOUR ADDRESS, PHONE OR EMAIL CHANGE, PLEASE SEND YOUR CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO:

USSVI, PO BOX 3870, SILVERDALE WA 98383 OR BY EMAIL TO USSVI@TELEBYTE.NET

Thanks for reading...

Al Singleman
National Commander


 

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