USSVI OFFICIAL BUSINESS: SubVet News
Placement in the Columbarium in Arlington
School of the Boat - Logging into the
USSVI websites and other videos
Key West Sailors take note!
Duval Street Too
Finding info about any Sub Memorial in the U.S.
Last Call for 2012 Nominations for
National and Region Elections - Apr 30 2012 deadline for
Availability of rooms at the 2012 National Convention
112th U.S. Submarine Force Birthday - "It's our Birthday!"
An APB regarding the 2012 Convention Handbook
2013 USSVI &
SVWWII National Convention - Register Soon !
Five New Submarines
Submariners Reflect on 112 Years of Silent Service
Comm Check, Over!
Commanders and Shipmates, Get Hot!!!
Vendors that Support USSVI
Second longest submarine qualified member on Eternal Patrol
Kap(ss) 4 Kid(ss)
I have coordinated with the Child Life Specialist at Mary Bridge
to have our next Kap(ss) 4 Kid(ss)visit on May 9th at 0930. You
know the rules, but
if you need a refresher, let me know.
South Sound Base Kap(ss) 4 Kid(ss) Chairman
360 569 0507
preparation for the subject event, please
consider signing up for a
at the Fire Works Stand.
Early bird gets the worm! E-mail or call
Mike. See Watch
It will be
located at its traditional spot in front of the
QFC on Kitsap Way in Bremerton.
Sale Manager Mike Sullivan
suggests that we join
the TNT club to help the base make the most out
of our hard work, selling fireworks. No matter
whether you work the sale or buy fireworks, or
not participate, you can still help. Join the
TNT Club on-line. Besides their literature you
will be sent a $10 discount certificate by snail
mail and also one by e-mail for purchases
totaling over $50. If you do not use them, turn
both of them over to Mike and he will ensure
that those credits are made to people that are
buying at the fireworks stand, and it will not
effect our bottom line, but will be used to
encourage buyers to purchase over the $50 mark.
sign up. The fireworks sale is our primary money
maker that supports base functions and our
charitable donations, like scholarships. Help
District 4 Commander Needed
Regarding my candidacy for Western Region
Director; If I am elected, it means a new
District 4 Commander will need to be appointed
to finish out my term which is due to end
September of 2013. Any member who is or has been
a Base Commander in good standing is eligible
for the position. If you are interested in
serving our organization and having some fun at
the same time, I would love to hear from you. I
am willing to offer any assistance required of
the position (You can see the requirements on
the ussvi website) or provide answers to your
questions. We have an excellent cadre of Bases
and officers in District 4 who perform their
duties in service to us all, which really makes
the DC position effortless for the most part. If
you know of someone whom you think would be a
good candidate, please contact me.
360 569 0507 Home
Western Region Director Nominee
District Commanders, Base Commanders & POC's,
Please give this your widest distribution to all
I am seeking the position of USSVI Western
Region Director in the upcoming election.
Your support and vote will be sincerely
appreciated. I will continue, as always, with
any position of responsibility that I've held
within our organization, to provide leadership,
guidance and support to You, the members, in
efforts to achieve goals as set forth in our
Constitution and Bylaws. I have always believed
that 'communication' is the foundation and
building block of an organization, and it can be
done without expense as our internet
purpose is to honor those submariners who have
sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we
enjoy, and, at the same time, I believe we can
improve our presence within the communities in
which we live. It would be an honor to represent
all the the Bases within the Western Region as a
member of the USSVI Executive Board. I will
solicit your input for those meetings and at the
same time, I am not a micro-manager. so I ask
that if you have an issue that needs to be
addressed; be prepared with suggestions and
answers on how to get them resolved within your
Base(s) and District(s).
My photo and
are attached. Thank you for
360 569 0507 Home (no cell coverage)
253 202 6433 Cell
Deterrent Park Update
Since the October 2011 brick installation,
nine sponsors have donated 20 engraved bricks to Deterrent Park.
They will be installed, with other donated bricks, in May 2012.
These sponsors are Barton, Davison, Aiello(2),
Kolbeck(2), Briggs, Langeliers, Roth(10), Sullivan and Dilg.
Bremerton Base E-board and the
Pacific Northwest Submarine Heritage Association have approved
special engravings the on missile deck of the full scale replica
of USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN 624)'s sail and upper rudder
honoring the World war II Submarine Force Medal of Honor
recipients. It will be enclosed and centered in 5 rows,
the middle row will be M1. Those engravings, brick
applications/donations on order, plus any others received by
April 15, 2012 are planned for installation in May, 2012.
An engraved brick for a loved one that served
his/her country could be an everlasting memory. You may
want to consider one or more for gifts
for other occasions. All the
information you may want to know about the Park and an
are online. (And the donation is IRS
Recently, Kenny Roth
donated 10 engraved bricks honoring those of his family that
served in the military. Some of you may have known his deceased
Dad, FTCM(SS) Roth. Kenny was kind enough to permit
me to print part of his correspondence that may give you
food for thought.
"As a personal note to you Red,
there is a VERY SPECIAL event occurring this coming June. In the
list of 10 there are 3 officers. Technically there really is 2
right now, my Grandfather LtCol Wenzel Roth and my Uncle LCDR
Mike Nigro, both of whom are limited duty officers. This June my
little sister DT2 Linda Roth's daughter, Justine Sands, will
become the first line officer in the Roth family. Her
commissioning will be at San Diego St. University and she will
be commissioned a 2ndLt. in the US Air Force. It is so sad that
my Mom and Dad, FTCM/SS David Roth and Sherryl D. Roth, who both
passed within a year of each other 2 years ago, could not be
there to witness such an earth shattering news. I know you would
like for me to write a paragraph on what "motivated" me to do
this. Are you kidding. I thank you and everyone associated with
this Memorial for allowing me the total honor of showing the
privilege of serving the greatest country in the history of
mankind. Thank you Red and if there is anything I can do to help
just say the word. Sincerely, Kenny Roth(ET2)"
BREMERTON BASE BOOSTERS for 2012
The following Members are recognized
for their generous donations to the Base
Updated: Mar 20,,
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appreciation/request for 2012 gift certificate
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