The 2013 Calendar to be Posted on December 1, 2012.  It will include changes in Dec, 2012 Schedule.


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P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465

Updated:  Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:24

Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a  universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer

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Lost and Found: Submarine Medallion “String Tie”

(Posted Nov 13, 2012)


A submarine veteran lost his Submarine Medallion String Tie at the Monday, Nov 12th Veterans Day Event at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion but was recovered by staff.  It may be picked up at the front desk in the “Eagle’s Nest Building”, which is downstairs, Tues - Fri. 


Bruce Waterbury

Recreation Specialist

Kitsap County Parks & Recreation

1200 Fairgrounds Road NW

Bremerton, Washington 98311




Base COB Posts 2012 Christmas Party Notice. 

(Updated Nov 16, 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.


In the past, the Bremerton Base has taken up a collection to provide a holiday gift for a worthy cause.  This year, the Base continues the tradition and once again has selected the Retsil Veteran’s Home.  Money raised will go for buying phone cards and other gifts for the veterans residing at the home.

On December 8, 2012, at this year’s Base Christmas party, we will “pass the hat” to collect for the donation.  The Base has agreed to match up to $200.00. The gifts will be presented after the party, on a date not yet determined (but before Christmas).


If you don’t plan on attending the party, you can still contribute.  Donations can be made, payable to “USSVI Bremerton Base”.  Please note that the contribution is for the Christmas Party collection.  Contributions can be given to me, Base Treasurer Dennis Nardone, or mailed to USSVI Bremerton Base, P.O. Box 465, Silverdale, Wa, 98383-0465.


Thank you for your support in this venture.


Jim DeMott

Base Commander


Please note, last day to get $20/head rate is Nov 20th.



USS Nathan Hale (SSBN-623)  Reunion

(Posted Nov 13, 2012)


Nathan Hale is having a reunion in Branson Mo in September of 2013. Interested parties contact me via email, preferred or my home phone is (843) 569-6012.


Ed Stank, MMCM (SS), USN, Retired



Subvet John Gardner Tolls the Bell at Veterans Day Ceremony

(Posted Nov 13, 2012)

—Retired Marine Col. Charlie Tyrian encapsulated the United We Stand Veterans Day event Monday in three words: sacrifice, service and celebration.

Tyrian, now a motivational speaker and leadership, sales and customer service trainer, described three dramatic sacrifices.

Roy Matsumoto, sent to an Arkansas internment camp during World War II, joined the Army, served as an interpreter in Burma, saved fellow soldiers and became one of the most decorated Japanese-American veterans of the war. He lives in the San Juans, his daughter on Bainbridge Island.  Read more

Annual Veterans Day Event at Kitsap Pavilion

(Posted Nov 1, 2012)


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.


Auburn Veterans Day Parade was Great!Click for Big Picture

(Posted Nov 11, 2012)  (BIG PICTURE)


Members of Bremerton, Seattle and South Sound Base attended, including a least 2 WWII vets and 5 active duty sailors were in our midst


Our parade floats and old cars were tuned up to peak, as was the weather for the event.


Too bad the media had to focus on the Vets for Peace as they were very, very small part of the parade.  What jerks! (The Media) Disrespect for the veterans that have made their life great through vets sacrifices.)  See what I mean here! But see how it was really was here.




WWII Base Member Succumbs (See Obit in right Column)

(Posted Nov 1, 2012)


Our friend and shipmate Richard D ‘Shorty’ Shelton, WWII Vet and member of SVWWII and USSVI received his final orders on Oct 30, 2012. His memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov 17th at Washelli-Evergreen, 11111 Aurora Ave N. in Seattle, starting at 12:00 noon. Sandra Conry (his daughter) asks that the subvets attending his service to please wear their Subvet vests or other identifying marks as submariners.


Shorty served in Guardfish (SS-217, Besugo (SS-321), Puffer (SS-268) Segundo (SS-328) and Charr (SS-328). He retired in 1966 as a Chief Engineman.


Sailor, rest your oar!


Condolences may be mailed to Sandi & Ed Conry, 8336 21st Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117


Call For "Tales from the Deep"

(Posted Oct 28, 2012)


Secretary Wayne Sieckowski asks you to tell your stories of pleasure and peril in the silent service at a Tellabration, The Art of Story Telling. It will be on 17 November, Saturday, 1300-1400 at the Bremerton Branch Library.


Wayne will tell one story and is hoping to get 2 more guys to tell theirs. We can get a little publicity from this. Anyone that wants to take part, please email Wayne .  He will get back in contact with you.


It sounds like a natural for many of us.  Send Wayne a e-mail.



Pride Runs Deep
In concert with jewelry designer Ann Hand, the Dolphin Scholarship is pleased to announce two new sizes and styles of men's and women's Pride Runs Deep Pins. These pins represent the Submariner's Dolphins; with all proceeds going to scholarships for the children of Submariners.
Order now to receive your pins before the Holidays!
Large Ladies Pin- $225.00
Medium Ladies Pin - $150.00
Small Lapel Pin - $25.00

Order Form

Contact: for more information
Dolphin Scholarship Foundation
4966 Euclid Road, Suite 109
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757) 671-3200









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FRA 29

521 National Ave, Bremerton,



Vice Commanders' Corner


I am continuing to look for meeting speakers.  Especially into the new year.


Current Sked:

Nov  20 -  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.




 Steve Corcoran

 Vice Commander


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They help us keep up our communication efforts, i.e

these ads here and in Puget Soundings



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 more information.


You may enjoy this cartoon if you missed it in the local scandal sheet.

(Posted Nov 12, 2012)




(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. Call Ralph @ 360-876-0830.


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