Memorial Day Ceremony at Ivy
(Posted May 27, 2015)
After comments by 5 federal,
state and city elected officials, Bremerton Base Subvets (and
several others) made a formal wreath presentation at the annual Ivy
Green Memorial Day Ceremony. Attending were at least a dozen
members, about 10 in their colors.
|Cdr Jim DeMott and
Vcdr Steve Corcoran made the base wreath presentation
at the foot of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
( Photos by Bob Paul, Don
Floyd and Dee Bassler)
After the formal ceremony, a
picture taking session was conducted at the Subvets' plot
(plot set aside by the city of Bremerton in the year 2000). Note
the tall flag in each of the 4 corners of the plot were erected for
this day by base officers and Dutch Kaiser.
Corcoran, Jim DeMott, Ralph Harris, Don Bassler, Wayne
Sieckowski, Bob Paul, Dutch Kaiser, Don Floyd and Wayne
Photos by Bob Paul, Don Floyd and Dee Bassler)
more photos here
Tolling of the Boats Ceremony
Thursday, May 21st, Deterrent Park
(Posted May 22, 2015)
HC/Life Member John Clear
A great job today!!! All went well, even the weather...
My only feedback (to Pam Love) would be to have the bell toller
closer to the reader in order to better coordinate, the distance
made it a bit more difficult...
I've attached 10 pictures that I took from the comfort of my shaded
seat (the sun did get a bit "warm") LOL
Photos by HC/Life
Member John Clear
HC/Life Member Cdr, Fred
Borgmann reads the boats names. Capt Bill Rothert
tolls the bell for the boats.
Thanks again for providing a
great Tolling Ceremony...
John Clear EMC (SS) USN Ret.
Submarine Memorabilia, Inc., President
180 Robin Lane
Port Ludlow, WA 98365-9522
Deterrent Park Engraved Brick
(Posted May 22, 2015)
On Sunday, 17 May, 14 donated
engraved bricks were installed in the missile deck of the full scale
top side mock up of the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) at Naval Base
Kitsap, Bangor by my associate, Mike Sullivan.
Mike and I were joined by deceased Bob Monton’s son, R.J. Monton,
his wife, Lisa and son Oliver, of Seattle, Wash. Other family
friends were also present including donor Jerry Sousa; all helped
The “Woody” conducted deterrent patrols (71) from the mid 1960’s to
the late 1980’s. It then conducted special operations through 1993,
Go to this web site and follow the links to the on deck locators,
pdf files lists.
USSVI Bremerton Base Webmaster &
Deterrent Park Brick Coordinator
Trident Training Facility's Flag Day Ceremony at Deterrent
Park on Friday June 12th at 0830
(Posted May 22,
Vice Commander Steve Corcoran Sends:
I received your email through Scott Fusco. I wanted to
invite you and the Submarine Veterans to Trident Training
Facility's Flag Day Ceremony at Deterrent Park on Friday
June 12th at 0830. We would also welcome any worn flags that
need to be retired. I'll need them no later than the 9th to
prepare them for the ceremony. Please let me know if you are
interested or have any questions.
Code N31 Instructor
Trident Training Facility Bangor
Photos by John
Mansfield and Wayne Sieckowski (See
Base Subvets thrilled onlookers in the 67th Annual Bremerton
Armed Forces Parade on Saturday morning, May 16th. Good
times were had by all with a post parade toast at a local
Members Clean Up Ivy Green
(Posted May 10, 2015)
Photos provided by Dutch
to see big pic)
The three musketeers shown
above spent their past Saturday doing an annual clean up of the
Bremerton Base Subvet's plot in Bremerton's Ivy Green Cemetery.
In 1995 the City of Bremerton
passed a resolution dedicating 40 burial sites at Ivy Green Cemetery
specifically for burial of those veterans who have served in
submarines of the United States Navy.
Subsequently, in 2002, USSVI-Bremerton Base placed a stone monument
there commemorating those submarine veterans. Ivy Green Cemetery is
located at 1401 Naval Avenue, at the opposite end of Naval Avenue
from Naval Station Kitsap-Bremerton, generally known as PSNS.
Upcoming Events at the Naval
(Posted May 8, 2015)
The Naval Undersea Museum
has several programs coming up, the first on Saturday, May 23rd!
From: Olivia Wilson
Naval Undersea Museum
Historian Presentation - May
23 at 2:00pm: The Naval History & Heritage Command's Senior
Historian Dr. Michael Crawford will give a talk in the Naval
Undersea Museum auditorium. Dr. Crawford's talk will be about NHHC's
award-winning series Naval Documents of the American Revolution.
This official Navy publication received an Honorable Mention for
Volume 12 for the Society's Thomas Jefferson prize. Volume 12 and
the series in general will be the topic of the presentation. (Please
see flyer attached).
Author Talk & Book Signing -
June 25 at 1:00pm: In conjunction with the Naval Submarine League
Pacific Northwest Chapter, the Naval Undersea Museum, is excited to
announce that author Rear Admiral Dave Oliver, will give a special
presentation about his book, "Against the Tide: Rickover's
Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy" in the Naval
Undersea Museum auditorium. The driving force behind America's
nuclear submarine Navy, Rickover revolutionized naval warfare while
concurrently proving to be a wellspring of innovation that drove
American technology in the latter half of the twentieth-century.
Summer STEAM - every Wednesday in July and August from
10:00am-2:00pm. NUM will host it's first of a 10-series weekly
Summer STEAM workshop on 1 July. Torpedoes and propulsion are the
first theme of the season. Subsequent Summer STEAM themes are as
follows: July 8: Optics, July 15: Basic Robotics, July 22: Water
Properties, and July 29: SEA Fair.
Use or lose
USS Scorpion Memorial
MCC Sabrina Parker, May 24
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (May 24, 2015) - CDR Robert Landis, USS Albany (SSN
753) commanding officer, accepts the wreath from family members of the
USS Scorpion (SSN 589) during a memorial ceremony held at Huntington
Park, Newport News, Virginia. The wreath will be given to the crew of
the USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and taken on their next underway for proper
burial at sea.
(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sabrina
Submarine Memorial Day Ceremony
MC1 Steven Khor, May 25
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - (May 25,
2015) - Retired submariners Ben Bearis, left, and Hap Belisle of the
U.S. Submarine Veterans Bowfin Base chapter, honor submarines and their
crews lost at sea, during a Memorial Day ceremony at the USS Parche Park
and Submarine Memorial, May 25, on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. At
the annual Memorial Day event sponsored by the Bowfin Base SubVets,
submariners honor those whose lives were lost defending the nation
the sea, and all those on "eternal patrol."
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)