U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
Updated: Sunday, 13 May 2012 07:22
Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer
May General Membership Meeting
The May Bremerton Base general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, May 15th, at the FRA #29 Facility. Start time is 1900 sharp.
The speaker will be Base Secretary Wayne Sieckowski.
Deterrent Park: Semi-Annual Paver Installation
On a beautiful Saturday morning, May 12th, the base members pictured here installed 20 individual sponsored and a base sponsored base Medal of Honor display of engraved pavers (bricks) in the missile deck of the full scale top side model of the of the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN 624), at Deterrent Park, NBK Bangor, in front of COMSUBGRU Nine Headquarters. They are, left to right, Steve Corcoran, Sam Swenson, Mike Sullivan and Jim DeMott.
CSG9 Rear Admiral Robert Hennegan came by and passed on his appreciation to the Subvets for their endeavors to maintain and improve the park.
The next brick install will be in Sept/Oct of 2012. If you have an inclination to donate engraved bricks that include a family or group, please give it broad ranged thought as we cannot go back and rearrange rows.
Go to Deterrent Park to locate installed bricks and more information.
Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade
Parade Coordinator John Gardner reminds us that the Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade is close at hand, Saturday, May 19th. Wear your colors and show up before 10 AM. Our space is C18 right behind the Seattle Base on 4th St, near intersection of Veneta Ave. Map
Gertrude Check 101
Please take a look at some information at this PDF file that hopefully will explain how the the newly formatted Gertrude Check web site is organized, etc.
As with most web sites today, many links are used to quickly get you to something that may interest you, vice scrolling down a long page. Most will be bolded in Red or Navy Blue (with no underline, but exceptions sometimes); so please use your mouse cursor to glide over text and graphic to locate links.
Upwards of 10 browsers are used to view the web; Firefox, Chrome and IE dominate. I am not a professional and really do not have the time to check how Gertrude Check looks on even those browsers, let alone all the rest. My advice is to use one of the dominate browsers with the latest update. They are all free to download.
I expect to receive your help in working out the bugs. So feel free to help me (and provide content too).
Gertrude Check Web Master
2012 “Tolling Of The Boats”
This annual event is filled with pomp & circumstance; crews from
many Bangor Boats, guest speakers and this year
Do Something to Help Other Veterans
Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at FRA 29
Click on Date to Show Events
They help us keep up our communication efforts, i.e
these ads here and in Puget Soundings
USE EM' or LOSE EM'!
2012 Fireworks (See Watch Bill)
It will be located at its traditional spot in front of the QFC on Kitsap Way in Bremerton.
Base Fireworks 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. Go to TNT Fireworks and sign up. The fireworks sale is our primary money maker that supports base functions and our charitable donations, like scholarships. Help Please!
Central Region adds a new District
SUBASE New London Celebrates 48th
Anniversary Celebration of the SUBVETs
2012 Convention Website 'in the yards'
Election Nominations are now closed
Awards Nominations are now
School of the Boat - Logging into the USSVI websites and other videos