Issue/Date 20130114



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


Monday, 21 January 2013 09:37 AM


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

Jan 15th General Membership Meeting, this Tuesday, at 1900 at the FRA#29

(updated 1-13-2013)


Our speaker for the January15th Meeting will be Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer.


Sheriff Boyer is in his fourth term as Sheriff.


Before that he served in the Washington State Patrol for 27 years as a trooper, detective, sergeant, and as Lieutenant and Commander.

Responsibilities included vessel and terminal security for the State Ferry System and Commander of the SWAT team high risk warrant squad and hostage negotiations team. Recipient of community and professional awards including nominated for the Governor’s Award of Professional Excellence, Citizen of the Year, earned a bachelor’s degree in Law and Justice and graduate course work while attending the Southern Police Institute.


Sheriff Boyer is a USSVI Life Associate MAL.



NEWS-01: Subvet Centenarian Birthdays
Submitted by: Pat Householder on 1/7/2013
Birthday's of note: (Thanks to Vinny McCrum for the idea)

Birthday cards are encouraged.

Frank S Kimball of 406 Copper St, Salmon ID 83467 will be 102 on 8/5/2013. (Born 8/5/1911). A Hawkbill Base member, He served from 1929 to 1957 and retired a CDR, having been a EMC(SS) prior. Frank qualified aboard the S-33 in 1932 and also served aboard USS Saury (4 War Patrols) and USS Cod (7 War Patrols)

 Edward F Jones of 2305 Corn Valley Rd Apt 153, Grand Prairie, TX 75051 will be 100 in 2013. (Born on 1/27/1913), YN2(SS), 1942-1945 - served aboard USS S-13 (Qualified in 1944), USS S-11 and USS Plunger.

Charley Tom Odom of Ben Atchley State Veteran's Home, 9910 Coward Mill Road, Knoxville, TN 37931 will be 100 in 2013. (Born on 4/8/1913) A member of the Smoky Mountain and Volunteer bases, Charlie served in the Navy from 1934 to 1956 and qualified aboard USS S-1 in 1935, retiring as ENC(SS). Charley also served aboard USS Snapper, Sargo Billfish, Sabalo and Bang. His WWII service was aboard Billfish and Sablo.


U.S. Navy Submarine Forces 2012 Year in Review

Youtube, Jan. 8


A review of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in action during 2012.