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Memorial Day Service at Ivy Green Cemetery, Bremerton.  Monday, 28 May, 1200


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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


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



USSVI Bremerton Base – Eternal Patrol Notice

Posted, Friday, May 25, 2018


Base Commander Sends



It is with a heavy heart that I send this message. Recently, I received an e-mail from the National Office that informed me of the passing of James William Mason, on Sunday, May 13th, 2018. James qualified in submarines on the USS Bugara (SS- 331) in 1949. He also served on SS-307,SS-321, SS-524, SS-334, SS-394, and SS-402 . James was a STC(SS) when he left the Navy. He joined USSVI in 1999 and was a member of the Bremerton Base, Razorback Base, and the Holland Club. With James departing on Eternal Patrol, let it be known we have lost another hero. Sailor, rest your oar!

Stephen J. Corcoran
Base Commander
USSVI Bremerton Base



Ivy Green Memorial Day Service

Kitsap Sun

Posted, Friday, May 25, 2018

When: Noon, Monday, May 28

Where: Ivy Green Cemetery, 1401 Naval Avenue, Bremerton

The American Legion in Bremerton will plant flags on the graves of veterans bright and early on Memorial Day, and if you’d like to help them out, meet at 7 a.m. at the Legion’s post at 4922 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. Otherwise, observe the ceremony at noon at Ivy Green Cemetery.

We will Participate.


Memorial Day Events

Posted, Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Base Commander Sends

Hello all. I hope this finds you doing well. My cell phone is back in commission. I want to thank all who participated in the Armed Forces Day Parade. We had an eventful, but fun event. Those that attended, know what I am referring to.  We survived. Thanks again to all who supported.

Now on to the next few events.

  • " Tolling of the Boats" - Deterrent Park on Bangor Base. Thursday, 24 May 1030. Guests should arrive by 1000. We are the host Base. This is a very solemn event to remember our fallen shipmates and boats during Memorial Day weekend. If you need an escort on base, please let me know. I hope to have good attendance.

  • The Unforgotten Run to Tahoma Saturday May 26th,9:00am - 12:00pm Kitsap County Administrative Building, 614 Division Street, Port Orchard. We usually have a few members gather for this event. I enjoy it, as we salute and pay respects to those that have passed, and have no family represented. 

  • Memorial Day - Ivy Green Cemetery. Wreath presentation. Normally starts at 1200. I will get more details by weeks end.

I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. I hope to see you at the events. Take care my friends.


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


Armed Forces Day Parade Summary

Posted, Sunday, May 20, 2018


About 15+ Subvets participated in the parade as you see below.  It was the biggest  Bremerton parade watching crowd I have seen over the past 20 years. You also see a couple of USS Bremerton submarine sailors joined us too.


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(Photos provided by Dene Rogers, Dave Pittman, and Steve Corcoran)




Info on USS Buffalo Decommissioning

Posted, Tuesday, May 8, 2018


The USS Buffalo Decommissioning Ceremony is scheduled for 16 July and will be held at the Naval Undersea Museum Keyport. http://www.navalunderseamuseum.org
I recommend that you contact the USS Buffalo directly.
CDR Paul J Lee
Commanding Officer
Boat: 360-476-7597

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