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U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS

 BREMERTON BASE

(Membership 264^)

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

USSVI National Office Tel (360) 337-2978 (6-12 PST)

 

June Monthly Meeting, Tuesday Evening, 19 June, 1900 at FRA 29, 521 National Ave, Bremerton (Scholarship Presentations & Raffle Drawing)

Then

Annual Port Orchard Fathoms of Fun Parade

Saturday, June 30, Muster on Port Orchard Blvd

 at 1700, parade starts at 1800

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  U.S.S.V.I. News from USSVI POC: William C. Andrea
Date: 6/12/2018
To: Distribution List

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NEWS-01: From the American Submariner Editor
Submitted by: William C. Andrea on 6/12/2018
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Shipmates,
Need your help here.  One day I am sitting in the back of the clubhouse, quietly drinking my favorite brew and the next thing I know I‘m the National Editor of the finest Veteran’s Magazine on this planet
(I will explain why in the next two or three editions.)


You may wonder what might even begin to qualify me to do such a job.  Please ask your shipmates.  At least one of them in your Base has some reason to think they know me.

My name is T Michael Bircumshaw and I somehow managed to qualify in early ’62 onboard the Comm Crew of the USS Scamp SSN-588 (which was the hottest running Attack Boat in the water, and my Skipper, Cdr. Buck Dietzen said so and at the time I tended to pretty much believe whatever he said about whatever subject except the Sperry Mk 1 Mod 0 analog SINS, maybe more on that later.


Enough about me, What I really need is your help and assistance for the rest of my natural life, anywhere from a couple weeks to ten years.  I want whatever material you have ever sent to whatever National Editor of the American Submariner and has not been printed.  Send it me by email or letter if you can afford the stamps.  I will acknowledge the receipt thereof.  I will print it if I have space and I like it, sometimes even if I don’t like it, depends on how darn good you are a writer.  If you are sending me a letter, please type it, almost any font will do.  Handwritten I will probably not be able to translate, I have my limits.


Also, please remember to go into the Sub Vets membership website, new or old and change your address, or have your membership chair at your base, or try the National Office, if you dare, but change it if you are moving or are a Snow Bird so that your magazine gets to you.  If you have e-mail, please consider opting for electronic delivery, it costs you nothing.


Best,
Michael AKA “The Dancing Bear”
COB 620 67-70
Special prize to whomever notices the bad grammar!
T Michael Bircumshaw, National Editor
POB 892616 Temecula, CA 92589-2616
AmericanSubmariner@GMail.com
951-775-4549

Date: 6/13/2018
To: Distribution List

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NEWS-01: Associate Membership re-instatement
Submitted by: William C. Andrea on 6/13/2018
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Shipmates,

As of this date, June 12, we are still 145 members short of regaining War Veteran Status. We will get that status back at some point in time in the future, but since we have  not gained any ground  since the moratorium was put in place and it has not had a  significant impact on that status, the Board of Directors discussed at length and voted unanimously to lift the moratorium on the acceptance of Associate Members.  This means that we will be accepting  Associate Membership applications regardless of their Prior War veteran status. Spouses and other non submarine candidates that were turned down because of the moratorium should resubmit their applications if they still wish to do so. Make sure their applications are complete, including their sponsor and Base membership preference, along with appropriate dues check and submit it to the National Office, PO Box 3870, Silverdale, Wa. 98383-3870.

Bill Andrea
NJVC
 
Date: 6/10/2018
To: Distribution List

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NEWS-01: POC submitter/originator clarification
Submitted by: William C. Andrea on 6/10/2018
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Shipmates,
I would like to clarify a misconception that some of our members have as to who is the originator of POC’s.

At any time, there are several elected or appointed USSVI members that are authorized to send out POC’s upon request. The vast majority of the time these individuals are not the authors of the POC, but merely the person with the authorization to send it out to the troops. This designated person’s name appears at the top of the message as “Submitted by:”, which I have to agree gives the false impression they are the message source. This unfortunately results in them being subjected to unwarranted questions and or praise from some of our members depending on how popular or unpopular the message is.
When you receive a POC, “Read all the way to the Bottom”, that is where the authors name should appear (POC authors, please take note and add your name to the bottom of your message). Please direct your questions or comments to this person not the “Submitter”.
Hopefully as advised above, you have read all the way to the bottom and know Bill Andrea did not originate this message, so please giver him some slack and direct any questions or comments to me.


Thank you,
Wayne Standerfer
NSVC
972 298-8139
lwaynes@charter.net
 

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Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704

 

U.S.S. Buffalo Decommissioning

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018

 

Hello all, I hope this finds you doing well. I have just a few updates to share with you. We have been invited to the Decommissioning Ceremony of the USS Buffalo (SSN 715).
 
USS Buffalo Day - Decommissioning BBQ
Sunday, July 15th, 1200-1600
Camp McKean Recreation Area
950 W Kitsap Lake Road, NW
Bremerton WA
 
RSVP highly encouraged
 
USS Buffalo Day - Decommissioning Ceremony
Monday, July 16th, 1000
Keyport Museum Auditorium
 
Bremerton WA
 
Please let me know if you plan on attending these events. Please be specific, and I will forward to the Command of the Buffalo. I have included the Commanding Officer Paul J. Lee in this e-mail.
 
Next General Membership meeting Tuesday, June 19th, 1900 at the Fleet Reserve. We will be awarding our 2018 scholarship awards. I hope to see you there. Any questions or concerns, please contact me. Thanks.
 
Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704

 

2018 Base Scholarships Recipients Announced

Updated , Tuesday, June 12, 2018

 

Bremerton Base Scholarship Chairman  Wayne Sieckowski has announced the following 5 individuals have been selected for the Base 2018 $1,000 scholarships.  The scholarships will presented to those individuals at the Base June 19th (Tuesday,1900) meeting at the FRA 29 facility, 521 National Ave, Bremerton.

They are:

Rachel Degnan is sponsored by his grandfather James Kendall. She will be  attending Central Washington  University and studying Psychology and Public Relations.
Lindsay Fulford is sponsored by his grandfather Jerry Peeling. She will be attending  Western Washington University majoring in English Literature.
Elysabeth Lamoureux is sponsored by her grandfather Alan Lamoureux. She graduated from Bremerton High School and will be attending Linder University-Belleville, in IL. Majoring in Health Science.
Lillian Kaiser Schmidt is sponsored by her grandfather Gary Kaiser. She is attending Western Washington University majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Jarrod Sweet  is sponsored by his grandfather Don Sweet. He is attending Brigham Young University majoring in Economics.

 

   
 

Jim Mason

Base Commander Presents Eternal Patrol Certificate

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018

 

Base Commander Steve Corcoran accompanied by Life/HC Member George Schaefer, presented a USSVI Eternal Patrol Certificate to the daughter of recently deceased member James (Jim) Mason, STC(SS), USN (ret) this past Saturday, June 9th, at a memorial gathering in the Olalla Community Club.

 

Jim (93), a WWII veteran, died on May 13, 2018. Sailor, rest your oar!

 

NEWS-01: New American Submariner Editor
Submitted by: Alfred H Singleman Jr on 6/6/2018
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New American Submariner Editor


This is to notify the membership that Chuck Emmett has ask to be replaced as the editor ofour American Submariner Magazine. Several personal issues have come up that will require his total commitment.

The AS Magazine editor is considered one, if not the most demanding and difficult positions to fill in all of USSVI. In the latter part of 2013 Chuck stepped up and volunteered to assume the responsibility of producing our publication. The untold hours and energy Chuck has devoted in the last five and half years fulfilling these obligations is well documented and we all owe him a large debt of gratitude.


Past NC and AS Editor Michael Bircumshaw has again stepped up and volunteered to take on the responsibility as our magazine editor. His past history of successfully managing and improving our National Publication while previously in this position, assures our magazine will   be in good hands.


Please use the following Contact Information for future American Submariner Magazine inquires:

New American Submariner Editor
Correction on contact information for AS Editor Michael Bircumshaw included in yesterday’s POC.

National Editor
Michael Bircumshaw
P.O. Box 892616
Temecula, CA  92589-2616
(951) 775-4549
Correct e-mail below:

americansubmariner1@gmail.com

Regards,
Wayne Standerfer
972 298-8139
lwaynes@charter.net

 

Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704

 

Welcome Aboard:  Steve Davison (Henry M Jackson) & John Braasch (Alexander Hamilton, Simon Bolivar, Pintado, Memphis, Minneapolis-St Paul & Henry M Jackson)

 

Bremerton Base Members Participated in Annual Ivy Green Cemetery Memorial Day Observances

Posted, Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 

Below, images show base members in attendance at the Annual Ivy Green Cemetery Memorial Day Observances, Monday, May 28, 2018.  The base had a good turn out, perhaps greater than other veterans organizations.  Fewer folks from the civilian community were there this year.  (Also saw no press coverage.)

Images provided by Dene Rogers & Steve Corcoran. 

 

Bremerton Base Installed Six Engraved Bricks at Deterrent Park

Posted, Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

Pictured below are the engraved bricks that volunteer Ron Lewis installed today in the Missile Deck of the full scale mock up of the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN 624) at Deterrent Park, NBK Bangor.

 

Also pictured are the daughter and wife of deceased member Ed Preston with Ron.  Note  that the row/brick number are shown so those who ordered the brick may know where their bricks are located.  Also they should be aware that the sand etc masking part of the lettering on some bricks will go away with the next rain.

 

2018 Base Scholarships Recipients Announced

Posted, Saturday, May 26, 2018

 

Bremerton Base Scholarship Chairman  Wayne Sieckowski has announced the following 5 individuals have been selected for the Base 2018 $1,000 scholarships.  The scholarships will presented to those individuals at the Base June 19th (Tuesday,1900) meeting at the FRA 29 facility, 521 National Ave, Bremerton.

They are:

Rachel Degnan is sponsored by his grandfather James Kendall. She will be  attending Central Washington  University and studying Psychology and Public Relations.

Lindsay Fulford is sponsored by his grandfather Jerry Peeling. She will be attending  Western Washington University majoring in English Literature.

Elysabeth Lamoureux is sponsored by her grandfather Alan Lamoureux. She graduated from Bremerton High School and will be attending Linder University-Belleville, in IL. Majoring in Health Science.

Lillian Kaiser Schmidt is sponsored by her grandfather Gary Kaiser. She is attending Western Washington University majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Jarrod Sweet  is sponsored by his grandfather Don Sweet. He is attending Brigham Young University majoring in Economics.

 

Base Members Attended Memorial Day Remembrance at Deterrent Park on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Posted, Friday, May 25, 2018

 

Base Commander Sends

 

L>R : Jerry Drumm, Base Founder Tudor Davis, Dene Rogers, Dutch Kaiser

 

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