Fall Install of Deterrent Park Bricks
(Posted Oct 26, 2012)
This past Saturday, October 27th, Vice
Commander Steve Corcoran, Fireworks Sales Manager Mike
Sullivan and Parade Float Manager Sam Swenson didn't
let the weather bother them as they installed 16 engraved bricks
into the missile deck of the USS Woodrow Wilson full scale top
side replicate at Deterrent Park, NBK Bangor. The last 11
bricks were installed in row M4. The next install will be
in May, 2013.
Location of bricks can be viewed on a
pdf file here.
Hawkbill is having a reunion in Las
Vegas May 19-21, 2013
(Posted Oct 26, 2012)
The Golden Nugget is where the reunion will be held. More
information on their facebook page at USS Hawkbill (crew only).
Contact Paul Rutter, Chris Gehrke, or Merlin Alcorn for
Two Former Willie Spoon Scholars to
(Posted Oct 23, 2012)
am writing to alert you that my daughters CPT
Heather McColl Morgan and 1LT Amber McColl are both
deployed / deploying to Afghanistan for nine months.
Heather is the Battalion Intelligence Officer for a
Stryker armored / mechanized infantry battalion.
Amber is part of the brigade headquarters to which
Heather's unit belongs.
Please share with the Base and ask them to support
as they see fit with good thoughts and prayers for
their safety, wisdom and determination to do their
jobs well. I've attached a photo. Amber on the left
/ Heather on the right.
Both were previous awardees of Willie Spoon Memorial
Scholarships, and I wanted the Base to know that
their confidence in Heather and Amber in awarding
them the scholarships is being returned to the
nation in a big way.
(Angus is a Bremerton Base Life Member/GC ed)
Awards Presented at October 16th
(Posted Oct 21, 2012)
(Images provided by
USSVI WRD John Mansfield, taken by Dennis Nardone)
Cdr Jim DeMott led the Oct 16th
meeting off with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Creed,
the Tolling of the Boats for October and the Chaplain's
Jim then introduced the evening
speaker, active duty submariner and USSVI life member John
Perkins, a devote patriot serving on a fast attack at
John, a proud quartermaster, set his
eyes on a Navy career at age 5 when he visited a submarine at Ballast
Point in San Diego. A Bremerton native, John joined the
Navy after high school and qualified on Ben Franklin in 1992 and
served on SSBN's and SSNs through 16years of service.
At 42, John, with a family, wife Ruth,
and 5 children, broke service a few years ago for 4 years.
He roared back, serving in a fast attack that launched Tomahawks
in the gulf war(s).
John's talk reviewed his life since
birth, which included humorist statements such as when he was
mess cooking and "Cranking for Freedom".
John, thanks for your talk, it was not
only interesting but also entertaining.
After a break, Jim introduced our new
Western Region Director, John Mansfield, who presented
the base the 2012 large base (125+ members) Golden Anchor award
for many accomplishments we achieved during the past year. Most
ongoing but a couple new. He enumerated them in his written
recommendation to the National Awards committee.
John then presented, then Puget
Soundings Editor Sam Swenson, with the 2012 large base
Award. Sam can be very proud in
his service to the base in this capacity for 6 years.
We can thank John, in his last year as
WRD 4 commander, he took the time and effort to write the
recommendations that were awarded to us.
The business meeting, 50/50 drawing
and Chaplain's benediction closed the meeting.
Kaps4Kids on Tacoma TV
(Posted Oct 14, 2012)
Western Region Director John Mansfield is interviewed to
explain the program.
See video here:
Have two stamps
ready for your ballot
2012 by Steven Gardner, Kitsap Sun
Washington, county auditor, issued a statement saying
ballots will begin arriving Oct. 19 and that
this year’s ballot
will require two first-class stamps should you choose to
mail it back. Or you can weigh it to get the exact
postage. The bottom line is one stamp won’t be enough.
Duncan Man Replicates Second World War Boat in Backyard
(Posted Oct 12, 2012)
Forwarded by SAOC (West)
See replica of
U889 on You Tube
Naval Undersea Museum Operations
Manager Announces Upcoming Events
(Posted Oct 7, 2012)
1. Navy Birthday...The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport
and the Puget Sound Navy Museum in
Bremerton will be celebrating the Navy's 237th birthday on
Saturday,October 13th. Join us for cake and fun Navy activities.
Both museums are open from 10am-4pm.
2. CIA Sponsored Event at the Museum...The CIA is
sponsoring a presentation at the Naval Undersea Museum on
Saturday, November 3rd, at 11AM.
The event is in
recognition of the declassification of a Trieste II (the
submersible on display outside the museum) mission to recover a
secret spy satellite capsule from 16,400 feet below the Pacific
Ocean. Members of the CIA, the Trieste II crew, and other
participants will be coming to the museum to speak about the
mission. Please join us for this exciting event!
Three Veterans Day Events in Early
(Posted Oct 7, 2012)
The Bremerton Base will participate in 3 Veteran Day events in
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. Monday, 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
Posted Oct 7, 2012)
Hank Hollis has posted a
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
BASE CHALLENGE COINS
(Updated Oct 16, 2012)
Storekeeper Ralph Harris sold 90 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.