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(Founded in 1981, Membership today is (258^)

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

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FRA 29,  521 National Ave, Bremerton


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Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade Summary

Updated May 20, 2019



Saturday,  May,18, the best turn out of base members for this annual event occurred.  About 25 of us participated.  Images to follow.


Steve joins the  Marines (and others) after the parade at Horse & Cow.







Base Commander Sends:


Thank You

Hello all. We had an awesome turnout for the Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade. I want to thank each and every Base member who participated. I think we had @ 25 members, and it was a great time. There was a great crowd and we had a good time.I need to mention a few individuals.

•Vice Commander Don Carpenter - Don stepped in for Sam and pulled the float this year. Great job on short notice. Sam was not feeling well and could not attend. Get better soon, Sam. Thank you Don.

•Base Member Larry Kramer - Larry was our taxi between the Fleet Reserve and the parade. He was patient with us and did a hell of a job. Thank you Larry.

• Vice Commander Don Carpenter,COB Wayne Peterson, and the rest of the crew that helped set up the float. They did a great job without our leader Sam Swenson present. Well done guys.

•Jim DeMott - for once again helping me don the flag belt. That thing kicks my ass every parade. I look forward to carrying the colors with Jim for the remainder of the parades this season.

We also had some awesome camaraderie after the parade at the Horse and Cow. We had our colors on and had a good time and met some new friends and hopefully recruited some new members. Thanks to all for a great day.

If you have photos from the parade please share with Red and Dave Pittman to get in Puget Soundings and Gertrude.

Next event is Memorial Day at Ivy Green Cemetery. It normally begins at 1300. I will share more details in an e-mail later in the week.

Take care friends. Be safe and see you soon. Cheers.


Summer Submarine Sizzle

Posted May 9, 2019

Please consider attending this event.  This is the Westerns Canadian  Branch of Submariners Association Canada which in the past has been a closely associated with  Bremerton Base. 

If you have not been been introduced to these Canadian Submariners and their families, you have never experienced such wonderful  hospitality.

Delourse and I plan to attend. 

Please give this invitation some thought.  It is a sponsored event./Don Bassler up-scope@wavecable.com


Email Jim Scott at j.scott39@shaw.ca


Oregon, Washington USSVI Base picnic


Hello Shipmates,

The Blueback Base would like to invite you and your members to our annual Picnic. We have reserved a Pavilion at Champoeg State Park for Saturday, August 10, 2019.  All Washington and Oregon Bases are invited to attend, the area has a lot to offer so please consider on attending and meeting new shipmates or seeing old ones. The Picnic will start at 1100 we will have pulled pork and corn on the cobb with   members bringing a dish to pass if they are able.  If you would like you are also welcome to bring store items to sell to other members.  So bring your cash.  
                                        Champoeg State Heritage Park 
                                        8239 Champoeg Rd. NE
                                        St. Paul,  Or 97137
                                        Oak #4 Picnic Area
Non-campers will have to purchase a Day Use Pass for $5.00 and display it in their vehicle. The pass may be purchased at the information center at the Park entrance.If camping, camp receipt acts as the Day Use Pass.

If camping, RV'ers may make their own camping reservations. If you wish to stay at the campground.  It is advised to make your reservations Now as they fill up very fast.  You can call You can reserve by calling 1-800-452-5687, Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or go online.

If not camping but wish to stay more than the day, hotel/motel facilities are available in Woodburn (OUTLET MALLs) or in Newburg (about 11 miles from the Park).

If you have any further questions or suggestions please let me know.  If you are planing on attending please R.S.V.P. by July 15, 2019 so we can get a head count.  

Best regards, 

Bill Long
Base Commander
USSVI Blueback Base
Ph. 503-939-4134

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