Issue/Date 20150330

Updated:Sunday, March 29, 2015 05:44 PM



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Gertrude Check: A universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer .

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:                       March

USS F-4 [ex-SKATE] (SS23)



USS Perch (SS-176)

USS Grampus (SS-207)

USS Triton (SS-201)

USS Tullibee (SS-284)

USS Kete


USS Trigger (SS-237) Burial at Sea

(Posted Mar 29, 2015)

Welcome Aboard: Rick West (Ethan Allen, Thomas A Edison, Sea Devil,  Tecumseh , Portsmouth, MCPON)


Dene Rogers out of Rehab, Check Address Below

(Updated: Mar 28, 2015)


Dene Rogers Sends:


It might help if you put my name % of Millie Hedrick. The nurse said I should get mail at either address. I am doing well and get out of rehab tomorrow(28 Mar).


Hi all, I was in ICU for a little over two weeks. Went in for pneumonia, which quickly turned to double pneumonia. After much testing they discovered bad kidneys and a heart problem. After 3 bypasses and massive antibiotics I am on the road to recovery. The kidneys are recovering on their own and the bypasses are doing well. I was moved to rehab yesterday. Will be recovering at my sister Millie’s Place in Peoria, AZ.


Sends cards:


Dene Rogers

% Millie Hedrick

10323W. Olive Av #103 (updated)

Peoria, AZ 85345


PS: Dene can receive e-mail and phone calls...doing good/ed

Ad on: Dene wrote: One doctor thinks it all started because of low potassium.


Summary of Submarine Veterans Bremerton Base Meeting

(Updated 29 Mar 2015)
Sorry for the late update, but the last SubVets meeting last Saturday was a huge success. Former MCPON, Rick West, was our guest speaker. He gave us great insight of the future of the Navy and the direction that everything is heading.


Vice Commander, Steve Corcoran, handed Rick a battle coin for being our guest speaker and putting together a great presentation.

In addition, the dolphin dash is fast approaching and are in still need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or sign up for the race please go to and click on the link.

Base Secretary Wayne Sieckowski Sends:

There were over 35 base members who turned out to listen to Retired MCPON Rick West talk to the base members. He recognized various members in the audience who he served with. He addressed the forward deployed bases Guam and Spain and said the crews were very accepted of being home ported overseas. He said Guam is becoming a very popular homeport. The pride and morale are very high in the submarine force. He answered questions about the submarine force and China, Russia and their submarines.

The business meeting followed with the various reports. We still need a fireworks stand chairman and if no one steps forward we will operate the stand with a different person in charge daily. Like a duty chief watch bill. We still need a scholarship and raffle co-chair person.

The next meeting will be Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 1900.

  115th Submarine Birthday Ball

(Posted: Mar 21, 2015)


The 115th Officers' Submarine Birthday Ball will be held on April 18th at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront from 1715 - 2300.  The guest speaker is RADM Phil Sawyer, COMSUBPAC. Ticket Cost for civilian and retired is $100.  The event has a Facebook page with info on the latest on hotel rooms, etc. at:

The Enlisted Submarine Birthday Ball is 11 April @ 1700 at the Downtown Seattle Sheraton.  Speaker is Force Master Chief Mason.  No info on cost or date to purchase tickets.  All I saw was a flyer on the COMSUBGRU Nine Facebook page.  POC is ETC Jones,





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