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(Founded in 1981, Membership today is (269^)

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

USSVI National Office Tel

(360) 337-2978 (6-12 PST)

Base Meeting, Sat, Oct 19,

 1000, FRA #29

521 S National Ave, Bremerton



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USSVI OFFICIAL BUSINESS: SubVet News - #2019-071

Cdr Steve Corcoran Sends

Hello all, this is a very important e-mail. Please read and take action if you have not already created an account on the USSVI website. It is a great way to keep in contact with your shipmates. Please ensure your info is up-dated also. If you require assistance, please contact the National office or you can contact me. I utilize the site to retrieve phone numbers and it has some great information. I am having a great time in San Diego at the Alexander Hamilton Reunion. Remember meeting this Saturday, 1000, at the Fleet Reserve in Bremerton. Take care my friends and be safe. Cheers.

NEWS-01: National website database personal profile
Submitted by: Wayne Standerfer, NC on 10/17/2019


In an attempt to injection a little humor into our mundane lives dictated by advanced age, this is a follow-up to NJVC Steve Bell’s previous request sent through the normal chain of command (RD to DC to Base CDR’s) addressing the reluctance of far too many of our members to keep their personal USSVI Website profiles .

As a comparison to the requirements to qualify on a Submarine, Steve’s request is an elementary no-brainer. Please take the few minutes it requires to go on line and verify that your personal information on our National Website is correct, there is no way USSVI can properly handle this task without your cooperation (please don’t force us to open a background discussion questioning your ability to qualify on a Submarine at an earlier stage of your life by ignoring this).

Our upcoming “New National Website” (regardless of the prevailing opinion, it will happen) will only be as accurate as the information each of you or your Base Webmaster has entered in your profile.

Please, go to the USSVI website https://www.ussvi.org/TimeOutError.asp  Click on logo

Log-in with your preassigned Login Name and Password – (If you do not have or have forgotten this information, simply click the Click button above if you forgot your password). This will start the process of having an e-mail sent to you with the information needed to sign on to our website.

Click the left side “Updfile” Button.

The page that comes up enables you to edit all areas of the needed pertinent information.

Pay particular attention to the tab “Naval Career”, this is where you will enter your years of service which determines if you are listed as a “War Veteran”.

Please verify that all of your contact information is correct and click the “Save changes made to this page” link (bottom center) before exiting.

Guy’s, I know most of us have reached the age where we become annoyed with receiving e-mails containing instructions as to what we should do to make someone else’s live easier, but please humor us with this request and make all of our lives (especially the National Office Staff) less complicated by just updating or confirming the information on your USSVI Website Profile is correct.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation and wishing all of you only the best,
Wayne Standerfer

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October 4, 2019

W. Earle Smith, Jr.  “Celebration of Life”

Sandra Smith Sends:

W. Earle Smith, Jr.

“Celebration of Life”

Location:  “Admiral Theatre”

515 Pacific Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337


Date & Time:  Saturday, November 2, 2019


Parking:  Kitsap Bank will allow cars to park in their

parking lot, since they will be closed on Saturday.

Do not block their drive-through lanes to their ATM machines.

A Pay-by-the-Hour Parking Garage is across the street from the theater.

Please email fun stories to share to:


These stories will be part of the “Celebration”, 

So…, Sandra wants them to be “clean”  



Earle will be buried at sea off a Submarine in Hawaii


Huli Huli Chicken & Island Fried Rice

Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing

Green Garden Salad with Mango Dressing

Please RSVP to captstwo@wavecable.com or 1-360-876-0614

So we know how many to set up for.

The tables are set for four people/table,

so you might want to plan who you want to sit with.


September 21st Monthly Meeting Summary

Posted September 22, 2019

Cdr Steve Corcoran commenced the meeting with traditional opening ceremonies.  He then introduced new or  possible new members.










Then six members of the Blueback Base (from Oregon), led byBase Cdr Bill Long (L) took charge and captured the coveted Traveling Dolphins to take home to Oregon,   Two members gave some amusing comments about their submarine careers which is required to take the dolphins.















Member John Wardean's Subvet friend, Jack Jeffries from the Carolina Piedmont Base , was introduced and gave us a good review of his efforts for the  Subvets (A Base Founder+)American Legion, VFW, WWII Subvets Roster, etc.  Jack is a go getter! 











That was followed by a Holland club presentation to base member Ron  Seedorf.
















That was followed by Commander Steve Corcoran's presentation of a unique coffee cup to member and new Chief Petty Officer, Ileene Davis CSC(SS) of USS Michigan.










Storekeeper Ralph Harris showed us a picture of himself from 1954-55 era taken overseas that he is proud of.


Dutch Kaiser, 2020 Election Chairperson, announced those vying for office.

(Nominations are open to 30 October 2019 IAW Base By laws (Article VIII)

They are:


Commander:           Dave Crawford


Vice Commander:  Don Carpenter

                                 Ileene Davis


Secretary                Wayne Sieckowski


Treasurer                Dennis Nardone

Chief of the Boat   Wayne Peterson



Submitted by: John E. Markiewicz on 9/11/2019
2020 is an Election Year. The Following National Officer Positions and Requirements for Office Are Available:

National Commander: Nominees for National Commander must have completed at least two years as a voting member of the Board of Directors by the time they take office as National Commander.

National Senior Vice Commander: Nominees for Senior Vice-Commander must have completed at least two years as a Member of the Board of Directors and must certify that they have or will develop a working familiarity of the USSVI bookkeeping software.

National Junior Vice Commander: Nominees for Junior Vice-Commander must have completed at least two years as a Member of the Board of Directors.

National Treasurer: Must be a Regular member in good standing and Nominees for National Treasurer must have some experience in bookkeeping, certify that they have, or will develop a working knowledge of the USSVI approved bookkeeping software, use the USSVI approved software as part of his/her duties as National Treasurer, and cannot change to another software package without the Board of Director’s approval.

National Secretary: Must be a Regular member in good standing.

Regional Director: Must be a member in good standing of a Base within the Region.

Note: All nominations must be sent to the Nominations Committee Chairman on or before March 1st, 2020. The nomination is accompanied by a letter from the Nominee indicating his willingness to accept the nomination and willingness to serve if elected. The Nomination Letter includes details of the nominee’s qualifications in less than one hundred (100) words.

The 2020 Nominations Committee Chairman is IPNC John E. Markiewicz, e-mail is jemjax2@att.net




Up-dates on Bremerton Base events

Base commander Sends:

Hello Bremerton Base Members,

I hope this e-mail finds you doing well. It was a busy August (at least for me). We had the district picnic on the 10th, Rainer ballgame on the 16th, and base picnic on the 24th, and not to mention the soupdowns on Friday. I want to thank all those members for joining us and making the events a success. I then finished the month on business travel to Minneapolis and then extended vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Good times. Here we are in September and steaming into the end of the year. I want to share a few events and items with you to keep you informed, and in an orderly fashion;

•Friday, September 13th, 1200, 251 1st Street, Bremerton, WA. 98337, USS Parche Memorial. CPO pinning ceremony for Ileene Davis. Ileene is serving on the USS Michigan. She has invited the Bremerton Base Submarine Veterans to this special event. Chief Select Davis is an active member of our base and has been nominated and accepted the nomination for Vice-Commander in the up-coming elections for Bremerton Base. I hope you can join us for this memorable event for Ileene.

•Saturday, September 21st, general membership meeting, 1000, Fleet Reserve, National Ave., Bremerton.

•Thursday, September 26th, Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members. Naval Base Kitsap, 0900, NBK Bangor Chapel. Social hour to follow ceremony. (I will forward e-mail)

•September 27, 2019, the Rogue-Umpqua Base will hold it's regular bi-monthly meeting at the Smokejumper Base Museum on Highway 199, a few miles south of Cave Junction. (Please see District Commander Jim Demott's e-mail that I forwarded). Any questions, please contact Jim or me.

At the general membership meeting we will also discuss the future of our base float. The E-board had a pretty good discussion at our recent meeting . The float is close to 40 years old and it is time for the base to discuss which direction to go. ( Keep repairing or build a new float). Very preliminary at this time, but a topic that needs attention.

Well, that is it for now. Thanks for your time and support. Any questions or concerns, please contact me.

P.S. I must give a special thanks to COB Wayne Peterson for his outstanding effort concerning the base picnic. He did a great job. Thanks Buddy.

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


Base Elections 2019

Posted July 26, 2019
Base Commander Sends

Hello Base Members, I am sending this on behalf of our Election Chairman, Gary "Dutch" Kaiser.


Section 1. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee shall conduct the nominations for the five elected offices.

Section 2. The chairman of the Nominating Committee shall call for nominations of eligible candidates for the 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. Upon receipt of all nominations, the Chairman of the Nominating Committee shall have published the names, in alphabetical order, of all candidates properly nominated, at least thirty days prior to the date of elections. Additional nominations, when called for, shall be made from the floor, on the day of the election, and shall be accepted upon the oral or written consent of the nominee that he accepts the nomination and will serve if elected. Elections will normally be held at the business meeting in November. The new officers shall be installed during the month of January. (Amd 10-19-10 & 10-18-11)

Section 3. For any position with more than one candidate, elections shall be by secret ballot vote of attending members in good standing. If any position has only one candidate, election may be determined by simple showing of raised hands of attending members in good standing. (Amd 10-18-15)

Serving as an Officer for Bremerton base is fun and rewarding. Please give a thought to serving your base. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or any E- Board member. Please find attached the nomination paperwork. We will also have the nomination forms available at the picnic in August and the meetings in September and October. Thank you.

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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

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