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This Coming Saturday!

Whaling Days Parade, Sat, July 30th, 1000


followed by

July Monthly Meeting

Annual Picnic - Bremerton Elks Club

Share a Side Dish or Dessert

July 30th, Sat, 1200

 4131 Pine Rd NE, Bremerton, WA

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Our purpose is: "Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country...

Lest We Forget  


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Gertrude Check: A universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer .

Puget Soundings Editor Dave Pittman Sends:

(Posted July 26, 2016)



Input for the Jul-Aug-Sep Puget Soundings is Monday - August 1st.

Deep Sea Week: Naval Undersea Museum's Olivia Wilson Sends:

(Posted July 26, 2016)


In conjunction with two exhibits opening on August 19, the U. S. Naval Undersea Museum is hosting what we're calling Deep Sea Week August 19-26. We would love to have the Sub Vets here for any/all of the events. The events that I think would be of most interest to you are the Exhibit Opening, Speakers Panel, and Story Swap. Details are below, and I have attached a pdf of a postcard. We have hard copies of the postcard available and thought this weekend's picnic would be a great time/place to distribute them. I'd be happy to deliver them to you. Just let me know when and where!

If you have any questions, please let me know. Here are the details of "Deep Sea Week":

The week kicks off with the exhibit opening on August 19:

"Preserving Peace: The Navy's Strategic Deterrence Program" delves into the storied history of the Navy's ballistic missile program. Visitors will discover how this force for peace came to be and find out why it's still important today. The second exhibit, "Saving Submariners: Rescue and Escape," looks at the history of submarine rescue and escape from 1900 through today. 

Naval History & Heritage Command Director, retired RADM Samuel Cox will speak at the opening, with Submarine Group 9 Commanding Officer RDML John Tammen participating in the ribbon cutting.

On August 20, we will host a Speakers Panel about the importance of Navy strategic deterrence. The purpose in staging the panel is to interest/engage/inform audience members on the subject of strategic deterrence by presenting speakers with significant subject matter expertise and experience on the topic. Speakers will give a 15-20 minute talk mixing expertise of deterrence with personal experience. RDML John Tammen an
d recently retired LCDR Floyd Rinehold who served on 32 patrols, are our current speakers, and we are seeking one more to round out the panel.

The other major prog
ram we have is on August 26. This is what we're calling a Story Swap. This is an opportunity for former and current Sailors who served on SSBNs, family members of those who served on SSBNs, to share their sea stories. Anyone interested in hearing the stories is invited as well. The museum will film those who want to share their stories so we can use the stories in future exhibits.

We are really hoping for a great turnout for this new event, and hope you can join us!

Annual Base Picnic - Saturday - July 30, 2016 - 1200

(Posted July 22, 2016)


These cooks are looking forward to this weekend's annual base picnic at the Bremerton Elks Picnic area, off Pine road. Please attend.


The base supplies the soft drinks, meat, rolls and condiments.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.


A very short meeting will be held.

Base Commander Steve Corcoran's Mother Passes

(Posted July 16, 2016)

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Steve's Mother, Lorraine M. Corcoran, age 87 of Ironwood, Michigan passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Hurley, Wisconsin. She was born May 31, 1929 in Ironwood, the daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Staszek) Raymond.


May Larraine rest in peace.


 Steve will return to the area on Monday, July 25th.


Bremerton Base Commander Sends:






2016 USSVI Scholarship Winners and a note from Chairman Paul Orstad


Submitted by: Alfred H Singleman Jr on 7/12/2016




The 2016 USSVI Scholarship Winners can be found using the link below.

On the website click Documents/Chartable Foundation in the blue buttons, Scholarships/winners.

A Note From Paul Orstad:

The Scholarship Committee would like to announce the results to this year on. There where 88 applications received for our consideration of which 46 where high School seniors and 42 College students. We sel8 students in each group.

Breanna Bransfield, daughter of Joseph W. Bransfield II, who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, Member of Bowfin Base and on active duty. She was Valedictorian of her high school is this year and winner of Joe Henry Sneft Memorial Scholarship,$4000.00/$1000.00 over four years.

Following Breanna, is Autumn Ollice, daughter of Lawrence D. Ollice Jr.Who also lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, Member of Groton and Bowfin Base. She is also Valedictorian of her high school is this year and winner of James "Jim" Page, PNC, Scholarship of $1500.00. What has caught my eye is two young ladies from the same town and different high schools and first in their Class. This has never happen before and that is why I put this out.

The list is below and to let me say to all the Base Commanders that I will not be calling you for a presentation this year. This is my last year after 25 years and I have had a lot of joy and disappointments over them. In my first five years my two sons where not allowed to apply but my older son did win $500.00 scholarship prior to my taking over for Frank Whitty whom I have personally thanked for this opportunity to serve our Great organization and the past 9 National Commanders who have had the faith in keeping me.

So I would like to congratulate all the winners and wish them "Fairwind and Following Seas". All I ask is that you treat my replacement with the same dignity and care you have shown me by getting your fall grades to him by 16 February 2017 and send the scholarship committee a thank you note. It is not fun sending you a reminder letter that you forgot to do when you signed the check you excepted. I will try to remind my replacement in Early December to get out a POC/BBS Message to the Base Commanders to put out to the Shipmates who know who they are being a sponsor. I will be his guide for the first year so you might end up hearing from also.

With that being said I will hope to see as many of the sponsors in Reno for the national convention.

Green board,
Paul Orstad
(Of note, no Bremerton Base sponsored youngsters are on the list, maybe no one applied ed/)

New Submarine series coming to TV

(Posted July 12, 2016)


HC Base Members Lou Caretti & Bill Williams Share

We're reaching out to you as we have recently completed an exciting television series, set to broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel. Over the course of six episodes, "/Hell Below"/ will take an in-depth look at the greatest submarine campaigns of World War II, profiling the strategic masterminds and tactics of U.S. subs and Nazi U-boats in the Pacific and Atlantic.

The first episode, The Wolfpack premieres Sunday, July 17 at 9 P.M ET/PT on the Smithsonian Channel.

We hope that you can help spread the word. Would it be possible to let your community members know about this through your mailing lists or community boards?  for updates. We'd love to connect with you.

Thank you,

Dalila Jovanovic


PS: In NW WA, Following TV providers channels; Comcast: 87 or 726

                                                                            Wavecable:  N/A            

                                                                              Direct TV: 570

                                                                                Dish TV: 367 /ed)

HC Bremerton Base Member Dave Raney Sends - Little League Big League (15 - 18 yr old) Regional Tournament

(Updated July 18, 2016)


The Little League Big League (15 - 18 yr old) Regional tournament is being held at the Fairgrounds starting July 18.


Teams from Washington, Hawaii, Northern California, Southern California & Arizona will be competing for the opportunity to go the World Series in Easley, South Carolina.


Change: updated July 18th

The schedule has changed.  Games Mon 7/18, Tue 7/19, & Wed 7/20 are at 9am, 12pm, 3pm & 6pm; Thurs 7/21 are 9am & 12pm; Fri 7/22 9am, 12pm 3pm & 6pm & Sat 7/23 Championship 10am.

There are seven teams this year with one from Nevada.  Players from West Sound (Kitsap, Gig Harbor & Key Peninsula) play their first game at 12pm Mon.

There is no charge for attendance. 


For more information Contact David Raney



Summer Schedule

July Monthly Meeting

Annual Picnic - Bremerton Elks Club

July 30th, Sat, 1200

 4131 Pine Rd NE, Bremerton, WA

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