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Bremerton Base

(Founded in 1981, Membership today is (269)

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

USSVI National Office Tel

(360) 337-2978 (6-12 PST)

Next Meeting

Saturday, 1000

March 16, 2019

FRA 29, 521 National Ave,

 Bremerton, WA



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Base Member YNC(SS) (USN Ret) Ed Terney Goes On Eternal Patrol

Posted February 9, 2019

Base Commander Sends

On Eternal Patrol: Edward Clinton Terney, 90, Okanogan County, WA, passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2019. He was born in Pendleton, OR, on May 27, 1928, to Fern and Bessie Terney. Ed left high school to the join the United States Navy on September 15, 1945, and served a total of 26 years.

He qualified in 1962 aboard the RAZORBACK and was a YNC(SS) when he retired in 1971. Ed also served aboard STERLET 62-63, SEGUNDO 62-63, PLAICE 63, CUSK 63-64, BREAM 68, BLACKFIN 68-70, SCAMP 70-71.

Ed was a member of USSVI Bremerton Base.

After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a commercial salmon fisherman, mechanic, and ultimately, retired as a maintenance manager for a rest home.
During retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, photography, and travel. Most will remember seeing him at the Eagles on steak night, playing pinochle, and attending lunches and dinners at the senior centers around town. Ed was a father to seven children; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

With Edward departing on Eternal Patrol, let it be known we have lost another hero. Sailor, rest your oar!

Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704

Bremerton Base Events

Posted February 8, 2019

Base Commander Sends:

Hello Bremerton Base Members,

     I hope this e-mail finds you doing well. I just wanted to share some information with you that I feel is important.

  • Cancelled Saturday, February 16th will be our next general membership meeting. This will be our annual breakfast meeting. Breakfast begins at @ 0900, followed by a short meeting, and entertainment will be an Amazing Magic Show by Philip & Henry. It will be held at the Elks on Pine Road in East Bremerton. If you have yet to notify the COB or me if you are attending, please do, so we can provide a head count to the Elks. There is no charge for this event.


  • The 2019 scholarship season is upon us. Scholarship applications are available on our website and from Scholarship Chairman Wayne Sieckowski. Applications:  DOCX or PDF       We are also looking for donations for our scholarship raffle held in June. The donation letter is attached to this email. If you have any questions, please contact Wayne or me.


  • The 2019 Submarine Birthday Ball will be held Saturday, April 27th, at the Seattle Sheraton. Cocktail hour will start at 1700 with dinner to follow. I have been informed we have unlimited invitations for our base. Also, here is a statement from our representative ITS2(SS) Noguera : The Sub Ball Committee stated that whichever command sponsors a sub vet, it will provide a ride for the vet if he/she needs or requests it. If you are interested in attending, please contact me A.S.A.P., as they need numbers to plan accordingly. I and the COB at this time, are planning to attend.


  • I am still looking for volunteers to step up and assist our Base Officers and Committee Chairs to be a secondary individual for the respective job. I understand the Commander has the Vice Commander as a backup, but the rest are pretty much wide open. It is imperative we have a stand-by for each position, from Treasurer on down. If you are interested, please contact the current Officer or chairman. Thank you.

       Well, I believe that is it for now. Our base will be starting the busy season again with the Dolphin Dash in April. I will keep you all informed on future events and it will be posted on Gertrude. Stay safe this weekend. The forecast is not looking good with the predicted snow. Take care my friends. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. 


Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704


2019 Lt. William “Willie” Spoon Memorial Scholarship
Posted January 26, 2018

The 2019 Bremerton Base Annual Lt. William “Willie”Spoon Memorial Scholarship Drive is underway. This year the board has approved to provide five, $1000 scholarships to children or grandchildren of qualified Submariners. The 2019 scholarship applications are available from local high school senior class counselors, the main USSVI office or from the scholarship chairman Wayne Sieckowski (wsieckowski@gmail.com). Many of the local high school senior class counselors have sent thank you notes thanking us for supporting local students.

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