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AMERICAN SUBMARINERS

U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE

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

Updated:

Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:09 AM

 

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Base Members and Their Guests Invited To February Social Meeting with FREE Breakfast

(Posted 2-3-2013)

 

All USSVI BREMERTON BASE MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS

ARE INVITED TO THE FEBRUARY SOCIAL MEETING ON

SATURDAY MORNING, FEB 16TH, AT 0930 AM

FRA 29 AT 521 NATIONAL AVE, BREMERTON

THE EVENT WILL FEATURE A FREE Breakfast WITH ALL YOU CAN EAT,

A DYNAMIC SPEAKER

AND A SHORT MEETING, IN THAT ORDER

 


 

American Submariner, Volume 2012, Issue 4 on-line (https://www.ussvi.org/americansubmariner.asp)

(Posted 1-30-2013)  (Hard copy to be delivered soon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Deterrent Park Brick Order and Installation                    ORDER FORM

(updated 1-27-2013)

 

Deterrent Park Engraved Brick for May 2013 Installation, Gift?

Click for Application

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.

 

Hopefully, before Memorial Day at the end of May, the base will make their fist engraved brick installation of 2013 on the missile deck of the mock up of the topside of  the USS Woodrow Wilson. The bricks require a donation of $40 apiece which is deductible from the sponsor's federal income tax.

 

Please consider ordering up a brick or more if you desire.  In the past, families and groups have ordered up together. More than 2300 bricks have been already installed.  The cut off for this order will be May 1, 2013.

 

Go to this page for details and order form for your donation

 


 

 

Click to get order form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at FRA 29

     521 National Ave, Bremerton, WA 

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There's been a lot of fog lately, but it cleared up enough on Wednesday to give USS Henry M. Jackson's crew a stunning view of the Olympic Mountains

 


 

Base Challenge Coins in Stock ($12) with plastic Capsule

(Posted 1-20-2013)

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Base SK Ralph Harris will have base challenge coins available to purchase at meetings!Or come to soup down, he is usually there with them too. or contact: Phone: 360-876-0830. Email rwharris@wavecable.com

 

 


 

Thresher Base Announcement

(Posted on 1-25-2013)

 

This year on April 10th, marks the 50th anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher (SSN 593) with 119 sailors and civilians aboard.


A Special Ceremony of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, 6 April, at 1300 hours at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where the Thresher was built.


Adm Richardson, Head of Naval Reactors, will be in attendance as will almost 1,000 other guests. You are also invited to attend.


If anyone in your Base, as a submarine veteran would like to attend in person, we need their full info by email before 1 March so all the tickets and other security details can be taken care of. If you can’t make it to Kittery, Maine, this Special Ceremony will be broadcast live via the DOD Video Department, on the Internet for all to share.

So we are asking you to take 3 actions before this ceremony:

1. Take a picture or a video of your Base and submit it along with an appropriate Memorial Statement to thresherbase@comcast.net   before 1 March. These will be collated and shown to all the ceremony participants as a streamed video before the ceremony begins.

2. Invite your Base to watch this ceremony together, as it has such significance for all of us who steamed under the sea. You can get a large monitor or several and just join the ceremony at a URL which will be provided before the event.

3. If there are any Thresher family members who might live in your area, and they cannot attend the actual ceremony, we are asking that your Base provide a loaner PC to them with help so they can watch the ceremony live.

Your Memorial Statement along with the picture or video from your Base will provide evidence of the continuity that all Brothers of the Phin are part of.

Would you please send back an email to confirm that you will do this to fhood99@comcast.net as I am the Thresher Base secretary and am helping our Base Commander organize this part of the event.

Many of us can remember when the Thresher went down. As fellow submariners, this day is an important date in our long and storied history.

Pride Runs Deep,

Frank Hood
Secretary Thresher Base
Fhood99@comcast.ne

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