U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
Updated: Monday, 18 June 2012 07:01
Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer
American Submariner On Line
Puget Soundings Editor Sets 30 June as Cut Off Date for Next Issue Input
Editor Dave Pittman requests input for next issue of Puget Soundings. Got an image, article or announcement to submit, e-mail to Dave.
Vice Commander Arranges Trip to Tacoma to Retrieve the Traveling Dolphins
Vice Commander Steve Corcoran is organizing a run to the South Sound Base on Thursday evening, June 14th to bring back the "Traveling Dolphins". Take a night out. Contact Steve Corcoran (360) 471-2704.
At least 5 members plan on going to the South Sound Base meeting at the Eric G. Sandstrom Post #969, 3510 McKinley Avenue East, Tacoma, Washington 98404 Directions
All are invited. Muster at Lowes in Port Orchard, (just off the Rte 16 on the West side of Sedgwick Exit) at 1730 for car pools and/or caravan. Social at 1830, Meeting starts at 1900.
Reprising USSVI 2012 Candidates
FLASH-01: USSVI National Election Start info
Base Members Present Our Colors at the Submariners' Burial Site at Ivy Green Cemetery
Ralph Harris, Steve Corcoran, Wayne Sieckowski and Hank Hollis carried out their Memorial Day ceremony of presenting our colors at the Ivy Green Cemetery.
Bremerton Subvets Participate in 2012 Armed Forces Day Parade.
About a a dozen base members turned out for May 19th parade. Click on image for big picture.
May Base Meeting Notes
Tuesday evening, May 15th provided us a view and value of your own storekeeper aboard the boats. As was pointed out there were few in the boats before 1965.
Recognized was Don Loughridge, 89, WWII Subvet.
After routine opening ceremonies, Base Secretary Wayne Sieckowski gave an interesting speech which included his experience in the Navy before submarine service, which appeared to help his boat CO's get their jobs done using his knowledge and personal contacts. (Similar to those in civilian life that succeed.) His talk contained some humorous stories, all true.
Wayne's introduced his "Sea Daddy", Jim Doucett, a senior submariner for sure, from Florida
Also we owe a debt of gratitude to Sam Swenson for his long and tireless work (6 years) as the editor of the Puget Soundings.. I know this was a challenge for him not only never serving aboard a boat, but learning computer programs that were mostly new to him. Sam, thank You!
Our new editor, Dave Pittman has taken over. A generation younger than Sam (or I, for that matter), Dave will likely provide articles of more interest to that generation, but still recognizing the deeds of his predecessors.
He will need content (images, announcements etc with descriptions), E-mail Dave.
WWII Subvet Don Loughridge accepted Holland Club certificate from Base Cdr Jim DeMott and HC Chairman Dick Litscher.
Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at FRA 29
2012 Fireworks (See Watch Bill)
WE NEED YOUR HELP - SEVERAL SLOTS STILL OPEN
The fire works stand will be located at its traditional spot in front of the QFC on Kitsap Way in Bremerton.
Base Fireworks Sales 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!
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FlagRetirement, Sat June 16th
Bells toll for lost World War II subs, submariners
KEYPORT —Three World
War II submariners joined active-duty and retired sailors Thursday
in remembering peers killed during World War II.
War Veterans Status report
USSVI Profit and Loss Statement Available
retaining the Bubblehead Bubbas
National Senior Vice Commander Candidates
National Junior Vice Commander Candidate
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Candidate Biographies for the National Officer and Regional Director Candidates
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