U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
Updated: Thursday, 27 September 2012 07:24
Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer
WELCOME ABOARD THREE NEW MEMBERS
(Posted Sep 21, 2012)
They are Paul Lucas (Carp, Clamagore, Casmir Pulaski, Thomas A Edison), Mike Friend (Michigan, Alaska,) Larry Timby (Daniel Boone, Alabama)
BREMERTON BASE WWII SUB FORCE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS DETERRENT PARK PROJECT DEDICATION
(Posted Sep 21, 2012)
Bremerton Base will have have a special dedication for the the WWII Sub force Medal of Honor recipient's bricks installed in the park's centerpiece , the full scale replica of the FBM submarine USS Woodrow Wilson's missile deck. It will occur at 10:30 on Saturday, 29 September. The ceremony won't be long, but for those who may have a problem standing may want to bring a lawn chair. Hopefully we will not need umbrellas.
SEPTEMBER MEETING BRIEF
(Posted Sep 20, 2012)
The September monthly business meeting featured artist, Minnesota-based artist Charles Kapsner. He gave the members an overview of his military portrait project. The project consisting of five 8 X 10 foot oil paintings that honor Veterans, not in any particular war, and is still in progress.
All of the paintings, when completed (over the next three years) will hang in the Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, located just outside of Camp Ripley in central Minnesota.
When complete the paintings, each depicting the contributions of the men and women who have, and are, proudly serving in our Nation's Armed Forces. The five paintings ensure that each branch is showcased-Army, Marine Corps, U.S.Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard (with a tribute to the Merchant Marine).
The effort and detail of Charles' work is enormous.
John Gardner and I can gave a very brief a review of the National Convention. Over all very well organized and well done. One of the best that I have been to.
The base is holding brief a WWII Sub Force MOH ceremony at 10:30 on /Sat, Sept 29 at Deterrent Park. Look sharp their will pictures taken.
BASE CHALLENGE COINS GOING FAST
Posted Sep 21, 2012)
Storekeeper Ralph Harris sold about 60 of the 100 base challenge coins .They are special with a lot of detail on the logo side and room for unique etching on the back side. Ralph also sells them at Soup Down. Call Ralph @ 360-876-0830.
BREMERTON BASE PRESENTED WITH GOLDEN ANCHOR AWARD, AND PUGET SOUNDINGS WALKS AWAY WITH BEST NEWSLETTER
(Posted Sep 17, 2012)
At the national business meeting held on Saturday Morning, the class 1 (greater than 125 members) base, was awarded the best newsletter thanks to Sam Swenson's dedication to duty.
That evening at the banquet, and surprised, I had the privilege of accepting the 2012 Golden Anchor Award for the Base. All can take pride in this award especially the base officials that have served the last couple years.
National group disbands but local sub vets keep on
By Jennifer McDermott
Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at
Vice Commanders' Corner
I am continuing to look for meeting speakers. Especially into the new year.
Oct - Active Duty Member John Perkins
Nov - WWII Subvet Paul Christofferson
The E-board is looking into a daytime breakfast or lunch monthly meeting in Feb.
Please let me know if you have any ideas on improving our base in all aspects.
So you want to be a Snow Bird and enjoy a beautiful
winter in Yuma, AZ. Rent this neat park model home, completely
furnished for $750/month. There is a three month minimum. Bring your
soul mate, your clothes, car, or fly into Yuma Airport. You could
rent a car or buy one.
They help us keep up our communication efforts, i.e
these ads here and in Puget Soundings
USE EM' or LOSE EM'
Fewer submarines to call
On Our Eagle Scout Program
USSVI submarine themed general purpose cards and envelopes available
USSVI on Facebook
End of an era - Submarine Veterans of WWII disbands
overall Winner of the Base Newsletter of the year award (all
The overall Winner of the Base Newsletter of the year award (all categories)
2012 NEWSLETTER of the YEAR AWARDS