U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
Updated: Sunday, 28 October 2012 20:47
Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer
Duncan Man Replicates Second World War Boat in Backyard
(Posted Oct 12, 2012)
Forwarded by SAOC (West)
See replica of U889 on You Tube Here
See History Here
Naval Undersea Museum Operations
Manager Announces Upcoming Events
1. Navy Birthday...The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport
and the Puget Sound Navy Museum in
Three Veterans Day Events in Early November
(Posted Oct 7, 2012)
The Bremerton Base will participate in 3 Veteran Day events in early November.
1. Thursday, Nov 8, Brownsville Elementary School Program at 9:30 AM
2. Saturday, Nov 10, Annual Auburn Veterans' Day Parade, Muster @9:30 AM at Auburn Parking Garage
3. Tuesday, Nov 12, Annual Veterans Day Event at Kitsap Pavilion at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Doors open at
9 AM, Ceremony commences at 10:30 AM. John Gardner will operate booth for the base.
Base COB Posts 2012 Christmas Party Notice.
Posted Oct 7, 2012)
Hank Hollis has posted a flyer for the 2012 Base Christmas Party. It will be at the Bremerton Elks on Pine Road in Bremerton on Sat, Dec 8. Doors open at 12, ceremonies commence at 12:30 followed by buffet dinner.
BASE COMMANDER LEADS MEDAL OF HONOR PROJECT DEDICATION
(Posted Sep 30, 2012)
Photos by Wayne Sieckowski
USSVI Bremerton Base Commander Jim DeMott led other members in a base Medal of Honor (MOH) Project dedication ceremony he organized on Saturday morning, September 29th at Deterrent Park, NBK, Bangor.
Over 30, consisting of members, family and guests, attended.
The military style ceremony was commenced with a parading of colors on to the missile deck of the full scale replica of the topside of the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) to a unique engraved brick presentation that honors the seven WWII Submarine Force Medal of Honor recipients. Then the Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.
After an invocation by base Chaplain Fred Borgmann, past base commanders Dave Niemy and Don Bassler gave short remarks describing the history of the Medal of Honor and the creation of this project, respectively.
Jim then conducted the dedication with 3 sideboys, Sam Swenson, Mike Sullivan and Steve Corcoran, saluting over each MOH recipient's brick as he read their MOH certificate.
Retiring of the colors concluded the ceremony.
BREMERTON BASE LIFE MEMBER IN RECOVERY
(Posted Sep 30, 2012)
Life member George Pfost is in recovery at Ridgemont Terrace in Port Orchard. George suffered a knee problem which got complicated with a prostate infection.
BASE CHALLENGE COINS GOING FAST
(Updated Sep 29, 2012)
Storekeeper Ralph Harris sold 67 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.
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.
(10-12-2012 Sizzler, East Bremerton)
Photos by Don Bassler
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'
Boats Never Die, They Get Recycled
ALL HANDS VERY IMPORTANT!!!
2012-13 Scholarship Program
50th USS Thresher Memorial Service Invitation to all USSVI Members
Veterans propose submarine monument at Library Square
Ships: Fading Away Expensively
The last survivor of the sinking of USS Sculpin in WWII has gone on Eternal Patrol
East Coast Base Members take note!
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Planning any Military mail for Christmas?
U.S. Navy Defends Boomer Submarine Replacement Plans
2013 USSVI Calendar "The Victors":
Fewer submarines to call Groton home