classic — the USS Bremerton — returns to namesake city
Ed Friedrich | Kitsap Sun
Posted: 4:46 PM, Feb 28, 2015
The 34-year-old USS Bremerton, homeported in
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is visiting it’s namesake city this
BREMERTON — USS Bremerton
has been commissioned longer than any submarine in the Navy — but
don’t call it old.
“We’re a classic, like a 1967 Mustang,” said Cmdr. Wes Bringham, the
fast attack sub’s affable commanding officer. “We’re the most
classic and the most classy.”
Pearl Harbor-based USS Bremerton, commissioned 34 years ago, arrived
Wednesday morning at its namesake city for a weeklong visit. It was
last here in May 2012. Several of its current crew members were
aboard and remember being embraced by the city and Navy League
chapter that adopted the boat in January 2011.
“We really value the relationship we have,” Bringham said. “When we
come here, it’s almost like coming to a second homeport.”
This week, the sub’s sailors will participate in a community
relations project at Hal’s Corner, attend a crew function at
McCloud’s Grill House, play a baseball game against Bangor-based USS
Nebraska crew members, and go to a mayor’s reception at City Hall.
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Update on Bruce Loughridge
(Posted Feb 28, 2015)\
Ralph Harris Sends:
Dutch and I went down. Had
a good visit. Bruce was in good spirits and talking about coming
home the beginning of the week. Will have to get about a month of
speech therapy. When he can eat and drink again, he wants pizza and
a beer. Told him we wanted to be with him for this great event.
Said he would shoot for a soup down.
(Posted Feb 28, 2015)\
Welcome Aboard New Member
Orville E Stoner Sr
(Darter, Pasadena, Alabama)
Trident Deception Book Signing
(Posted Feb 25, 2015)\
Bob Aronson Sends:
I thought I’d pass on information about a book signing event that
you may be interested in. Rick Campbell, author of The Trident
Deception, is signing copies of his new book Empire Rising. Rick is
a retired submariner and the books feature submarines and a lot of
action. If you’d like to learn more about Rick and his books, his
He’s got a really nice
section of the website called Submarine 101 that you may want to
check out for passing along. Great for non-dolphin wearers to learn
a bit more about subs.
The book signing is at the
Barnes & Noble in the Kitsap Mall on Saturday, 14 March at 2 p.m.
He’d love to meet NSL members, so try and stop by.
CAPT, USN (Ret.)
President, Pacific Northwest Chapter
Naval Submarine League
The professional organization for submariners and submarine
Base General Membership Breakfast Meeting Very Enjoyable
(Posted Feb 22, 2015)
Photos by Dennis
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Opened with traditional ceremony.
About 40 members
at the America
Legion Post 149
(Bremerton), Feb 21st.
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