U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
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
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Thanks to Life member Grant Romaine's request, arrangements with the provider, Aplus, have made it possible for you to view Getrude Check on your smart phone, i.e., iphones, window phones and the like. I have been informed that within 5 years most folks will use mobile devices to read the web to keep up on the latest. Good Luck.
Speech given by VADM Al Konetzni USN (Ret) at the decommissioning ceremony of our World War II Submarine Veterans Charter
Iam forwarding the attached speech with great pride and sadness. This is the speech given by VADM Al Konetzni USN (Ret) at the decommissioning ceremony of our World War II Submarine Veterans Charter.
The ceremony was conducted at the Joint Gathering of Submarine Shipmates of the World War II era and those of us who have followed and are now known as the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated (USSVI), September 2012 at Norfolk, VA, home of the largest U.S. Naval Base in the world.
Western Region District 6 Commander
Jan 15th General Membership Meeting notes
After opening ceremony, Sheriff Boyer, USSVI Life Associate MAL, gave a short talk on his duties, his career, family etc and took questions from the members. Of note that the sherriff's patrol hasm been reduced by 35 officers since 2008 and the ratio of officers to population would require an additional 175 to equal Bremerton's staff.
Base officers and committee chairs gave their short reports. All in order with dates of events and places updated in base calendar.
Base Challenge Coins in Stock ($12 with plastic Capsule
Base SK Ralph Harris will have base challenge coins available to purchase at meetings!
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Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at FRA 29
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Deterrent Park Engraved Brick for May 2013 Installation, Gift?
How about lasting memory of your family member(s) and/or shipmates? It would make a good gift and show your love and respect for someone. Go to this page for details and order form for your donation.
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Annual National & Base Dues Deadline is January 20, 2013
Annual Dues are $20 for National and $20 for Base.Both are due on Jan 20, 2013. You may find a base life membership is a lesser expensive way, but you have to be a national life member to qualify. Send check to
U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE (ATN: Treasurer), P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
FLASH-01: War Veteran Status for 2013
Submitted by: Alfred H Singleman Jr NJVC on 12/31/2012
As of today we are 34 members over the 90% requirement for War Veteran Status. This means we good to go to take in Tax Deductable Donations for 2013. While checking the data base for War Veterans Status I noticed some Bases are NOT including time in service info in the applications for new members. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU FILL IN ALL THE APPLICATION INFO AND MARK THE WAR VETERNN BOX IF THE MEMBER IS A WAR VET SO THE DATA BASE IS CORRECT. Not doing so will affect our War Veteran Status and we need your help in keeping the number over the 90% limit.
Secret Nuclear Redesign Will Keep U.S. Subs Running Silently for 50 Years
2013 USSVI National Convention Vendor and Sponsor Opportunities
2013 National Convention Advertising
USSVI Sea Scout, part of the BSA Program, announcement
45th USS Scorpion Memorial