PARADE: We Muster at 5PM on Pacific Ave Between Cross Streets of S. 17th St on North and S. 21st St on the South, Position A-38 Map
Those wanting to car pool to parade, meet at Lowes off Rte16 Sedgwick exit between 1530-1600
August Base Meeting, Tuesday, August 19th, 1900, FRA #29
The USSVI Bremerton Base August General Meeting will be held at the FRA #29 facility at 521 National Ave, Bremerton on Tuesday Evening, August 19, at 1900. A Retired Rear Admiral will be our speaker.. Meeting completion will be near 2030.
Next Event: Celebrating Military Service Parade, Daffodil Festival, Tacoma (Click for Route)
More to follow
The Daffodil Festival is proud to present the second annual Celebrating Military Service Parade on August 16th, (starting at 6 PM) and do its part in making the celebration a tradition, in a community so known for its military support.
Bremerton base plans to participate in this parade as it did in 2013.
Base Commander Sends
Web Master Needed (and noted)
In response to "Web Master Needed", I responded to the National Commander offering my support (i.e. advice) of his initiative. His response is below.
(I see this as a very positive step in the right direction to involve and recruit younger members "to perpetuate the memory". /ed)
Base Storekeeper Ralph Harris is placing an order for base challenge coins. He also wants to order base challenge coins of silver. The cost to you would be $75/ea. Assuming silver coins would vary in worth as the metal markets change, in the long run, inflation would make them a worthy investment and perhaps a nice gift to a loved one.
If you are interested, please contact Ralph (360-876-0830)
July - September Puget Soundings on-line
Click here for a color copy with more definition than this printed black and white copy!
Bluejackets Host Subvets
The Kitsap Bluejackets Baseball Team hosted the Bremerton Base members for an August 1 evening game against the Walla Walla Sweets. About a dozens members showed up. John Mansfield and Ralph Harris threw out the first balls. The weather was perfect for the game.
Bluejackets lost to Walla Walla Sweets 4-2. See all pics
Greg Fessler Memorial Service, Sailor, Rest your Oar!
Bremerton Base members, near 18, were in attendance at Greg's memorial service at the Christian Life Center in Port Orchard, Friday afternoon, August 1.
Two to three hundred people were attendance. It was clear that Greg, a local boy, was highly respected as a person and a submarine veteran. We made comments about Greg when attendees were asked for input.
Greg's participation in base activities was also shown in a very nice video tribute.
Connie Fessler Sends:
"Please pass on to all the other sub vets for their attendance at the memorial service. Seeing all those guys with their vests on made me so proud to have been a part of that special organization.
Thanks for all the help you have given us.
Connie (and family)"
Good Show at Whaling Day Parade
at FRA 29, 521 National Ave, Bremerton, WA
2014 Calendar below,
Photos by Dennis Nardone
Use or lose