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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 06:16 PDT

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 Bremerton Base E-board


Steve Corcoran

Vice Commander

Don Carpenter


Wayne Sieckowski


Dennis Nardone


Wayne Peterson

Past Commander

Jim DeMott

Other Base Officials



P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

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

Next Event

Annual Picnic at the Elks Club

4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton WA 

, Sat. Aug 19, 1100, share a side dish

and bring a couple bucks to buy raffle tickets, several prizes

Followed by  General Membership Meeting, Sep 19, 1900

 FRA 29, 521 National Ave Bremerton

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Deep Sea Exploration of USS Bugara (SS 331)
Special Event: August 25 Viewing Party 9am - 11am:

Join us at the Naval Undersea Museum (Keyport) on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 9am - 11am as we partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Dr. Robert Ballard's Ocean Exploration Trust to present an all-ages viewing party of a deep sea exploration of the WWII diesel submarine USS Bugara (SS 331)!

Bugara is located in about 1,000 feet of water just off the coast of Washington in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. It will be explored via a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) from the surface exploration vessel (E/V) Nautilus. We will watch the live stream of the dive on our big screen together!

Doors will open at 8:30am. Seating is first-come, first-served.


Can't Make It But Want to Watch?


 Here Is the Link!

The live stream is available at



ROV Hercules will explore the site, controlled from E/V Nautilus.

You can also check out this link ahead of time - dives are happening often along the Pacific



Welcome Aboard:

Posted  August 5, 2017


Lee Berry  (John Marshall, Sam Houston, Cusk, Pomfret, Nereus, Dixon, Gurnard, Gudgeon & Scamp)


Current Issue of Puget Soundings On-Line (Click)

Posted July 31, 2017



Western Region District Commander 4 Ballot

Posted July 30, 2017

Each Primary Base Member gets one vote.  Please mark your choices below.  You may enter a write-in candidate if so desired in the indicated space below.  Write in Candidates must be a Primary Base Member of a Base in Western District 4, who has served as a Base Officer, in good standing, and have agreed to serve if elected.  Please Mark your ballot and send to Bob Bissonnette, Western Regional Director via (U.S. Postal Service) – Bob Bissonnette, 1525 Walbollen St., Spring Valley, CA 91977-3748 or put your check mark in the appropriate place and send it as an E-Mail attachment or Base Commanders send me an E-Mail telling me your vote count for the indicated nominee(s). My email address is: rjbissonnette2011@gmail.com .

Remember, this is a democratic society and it is your right to vote so exercise that right today in preparation for the forthcoming elections of your city, county, state and federal electorate.

EVERY Vote Counts and your vote is important!

I would appreciate receiving your ballots by Wednesday Aug 30, 2017.

You may download a copy of the ballot in pdf or doc format.


Base Commander Steve Corcoran Leads Members and Bonefish Float in Silverdale Whaling Days Parade

Updated  August 6, 2017


Steve Corcoran walked the parade route carrying the American flag for the U.S. Submarine Veterans Bremerton Base during he Whaling Days parade held Saturday in Silverdale. (Kitsap Sun & Dennis Nardone images) Click for big picture


Saturday, July 29th,  Cdr Steve Corcoran led several base members in the annual Silverdale Whaling Days Parade, in what appeared to be a record turn out of watchers on a beautiful day.









Bremerton Base won 2 awards for their participation in the parade.


Base Biannual Elections on the Horizon

Updated August 6, 2017


Nominations have been made for all but one 2018-2020 Base Officer positions . At least one candidate for Treasurer is needed to fill out the ballot.  Please consider availing yourself for this position by contacting the nominations chairman Dutch Kaiser at 360-649-7639 or gekaiser@comcast.net or me, Red at 360-509-0250.


IAW BREMERTON BASE BYLAWS, ARTICLE VIII. BIANNUAL  ELECTIONS (Amd 10-18-11), The chairman of the Nominating Committee, Dutch Kaiser shall call for nominations of eligible candidates for all five elected offices to all members on or before August 30.

Nominations shall be submitted by any member in good standing on or before October 30, to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee but only if such nominations are accompanied by consent of the nominee that he will accept the nomination and serve if elected and he must be a member in good standing.

Elections will normally be held at the business meeting in November. The new officers shall be installed during the month of January.


The nomination form shown at the left shall be used to make a nomination.  A blank form may be down loaded in either of 2 formats, PDF or DOC.












Summer Schedule

Annual Picnic

Saturday, Aug 19th, 1100

Elks Club, 4131Pine Rd, Bremerton


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