U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
Saturday, 30 March 2013 04:20:00 PM
Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer
Message from the Base Commander
"If anyone who does not have base access would like to attend the 50th Anniversary Memorial Service for USS Thresher, please contact me as soon as possible so arrangements can be made. I can be reached by e-mail
or phone (360)-895-0547 (h) /
(360)-710-0411(c). I will
attempt to find a ride for any
one who needs it. The ceremony
is on Wednesday, April 10, 2013,
at 1100, at Deterrent Park,
Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor."
Message from the Base Vice Commander
Hello all, I stopped by the VFW off National yesterday. I spoke with the commander and we will be on the agenda for the Memorial Day ceremony at Ivy Green. No date yet, but I will inquire. Actually all we need to do is show up early, speak with the individual in charge of reading the groups as they present their respective wreath. I will check on the progress of our wreath soon. I did get a letter last week from her and she has started it. Please contact me with any questions. Thanks.
To all Western District 4 Base Officers: (WRD4, please forward)
To all bases that failed to come to collect the "traveling dolphins" at our last base meeting. Please see if you can
show your leadership by making the effort in attending our April meeting (Tues, April 16th, 1900) with at least one elected officer and 2 other members to take the dolphins home with you. Of course the farther away you come from, the longer you may keep them as Bremerton Base will make every effort to get them back ASAP. Also you must share a sea story as required. Aar, Aar, Aar!
Still need Speakers at future Meetings. You or and associate may speak on any subject you desire for 20 minutes
Call me or e-mail me
USSVI Bremerton Base Vice Commander
Memorial Service marking the 50th Anniversary of the loss of USS Thresher
Any questions please ask.
MDCM SS/SW Rusty Staub
FLASH-01: U.S.S. Minnesota
"The USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783) is scheduled for commissioning in ceremonies scheduled for 07 Sep 2013 in Norfolk VA.
As with previous Submarine Commissionings, per discussions with COMSUBLANT Staff and the representative at the Newport News Shipyard, Groton Base Commander John Carcioppolo will be the designated point of contact for all members of SUBVETS and SUBVETS WWII for tickets.
For all Base Commanders please provide this information to your members, and collect all the information for those interested in attending the commissioning. Complete the attached spread sheet with information for each of your members wanting tickets, and return it to John Carcioppolo. It is preferred that the Base Commanders collect this information and submit it one time, but individual requests for tickets from members will be accepted as well.
The cutoff dates for requests for tickets is Tuesday 28 May.
The list will be consolidated and submitted to COMSUBLANT/NEWPORT NEWS SHIPYARD by John Carcioppolo. The tickets will then be sent out to all who requested tickets in the July/August time frame.
If you have any questions please contact John Carcioppolo at either email@example.com
or (860) 514 - 7064.
Pride Runs Deep,
Thank You Note from Thresher Base Commander
NEWS-01: Thresher Base 50th
Thresher memorial service
Between cash donations received and donations that have been pledged, Thresher Base has reached its lower limit goal of fundraising for the 50th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service in an incredible 8 days.
On behalf of Thresher Base, Bravo Zulu and a sincere thank you to all those who stepped up to help us meet this sequestration motivated shortfall in such a short period of time.
All additional donations will be placed in the USS Thresher Memorial Service Fund and used exclusively for future annual USS Thresher Memorial Services.
USSVI Thresher Base Commander
Senior Holland Club and Life Member Bud Berg Returns Home
Carl "Bud" Berg returned home from Harrison Hospital. He may answer his cell phone at 360-981-9209.
Message From the Base Commander
The USS Thresher was lost on April 10, 1963. Each year, the USSVI Base in New Hampshire, which is named for the Thresher, holds a ceremony to remember the loss. Next month marks the 50th anniversary of this tragedy. The Thresher Base has planned to commemorate the date with a large ceremony. The number of people expected to attend has grown so large that a bigger facility was needed to be found to accommodate everyone. At this time, only people that have tickets will be able to attend. The event will not be open to the general public.
Deterrent Park Brick Order and InstallationORDER FORM
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.
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.
Please Get Your Order
a Brick or Several
(Deadline, 1 May)\
Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at FRA 29
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Above the base challenge coin is show in its protective plastic capsule, and engraved ($5) by member Ken Northfield. Below the coin is shown out of the capsule. The coin comes with the capsule for $12.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSORS FOR MAY 2013
DETERRENT PARK BRICK INSTALL
Subject: WR DISTRICT 4 COMMANDER - NEED CANDIDATES
We have great bases in the district and traveling around
to their meetings and events is very rewarding, and you run into
some of the neatest people.
The 113th Officers' Submarine Birthday Ball will be held April 13th at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront! Come celebrate our wonderful heritage and traditions with your fellow PACNORWEST officers.
Submarine Sailors Who Lost Their
Lives Honored with Memorial
The monument has been named for the late Roy Holland Gallemore, a Bartow native who served on the USS Sea Poacher during all four of its war patrols during World War II. He was the nephew of Bartow's Spessard Holland, who served as Florida's governor and in the U.S. Senate.
Gallemore returned to Bartow after his service in the Navy.
Thresher Base 50th Thresher memorial service
New POC Manager