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November 5th, 1000

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Gertrude Check (GC) Weekly Update E-mail Rejects

(Posted October 21, 2016)


In recent weeks I have received many reject emails from my weekly GC update emails; from the addresses that use the large free accounts provided by many large companies, ie. MS (Hotmail, MSN), Yahoo, AOL and even Google. (not compliant with RFC 5322)


I have researched the net to find out what may be the cause, but the reasons (theories) seem to be many.  This occurs even when I send an e-mail to a single recipient.


Some of those theories are expressed on these web sites.



You may want to consider:

“Why You Should Use Email Addresses From Your Own Domain As Your From Address

As of this writing, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Zendesk,, and have changed their DMARC authentication standards to a DMARC = reject policy. Based on this information, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Zendesk,, and email addresses cannot be used as your list's "From" address. Once these new standards are adopted, any email campaigns sent with those email addresses in the "From" line will require that AWeber send your campaigns from an alternate email address.” (However, I already do this/ed))


Also I have noticed in recent times, many times incoming emails are going into “junk” file, so I check that every time I go online.

Also, if you want to be removed from my list, please send me an email. “Please remove me from your list”./Red

Base Officers Participate in Eagle Scout Award Ceremony
(Posted October 17, 2016)

Recently, the Bremerton Base was invited to participate in another Eagle Scout ceremony. On October 15th, several Base members attended the Honor Court of Christopher Danielson, who as a member of Troop 1540 of the Chief Seattle Council, was recognized for his achievement of becoming an Eagle Scout. After saying a few words on the parallel paths of Eagle Scouts and Submariners, on the right, Base Commander Steve Corcoran presented Danielson with a certificate, patch, and a Base challenge coin. Base Vice-Commander Doug McKay, who is also an Eagle Scout, presented Danielson with a special coin for the Scouts. We were warmly received by all in attendance. At the completion of the ceremony, a reception was held with plenty of food. (PBC Jim DeMott Sends)

USSVI Bremerton Base October 20th Meeting Summary

(Posted October 16, 2016)


Base Commander Steve Corcoran opened the meeting with traditional ceremony include the Tolling of the Boats with about 35 members present.  He then called for new attendees stand up.  An active duty sailor from USS Michigan and a member from the East Coast introduced themselves. Steve mentioned that he had been in contact with another member Michigan crew member.


Steve then called for officer and committee reports. Of note was Secretary Wayne Sieckowski's preliminary research report on the base hosting a National Convention in in 2019 or 2020.  He signed up a few members that are willing to help but noted others will be needed to organize such an event where as many as 1000 may attend, if we decide to apply for the convention to the National Leadership. 

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John Gardner announced our participation, with other NW bases, in the annual Auburn Day Veteran's Day Parade, Sat, Nov 5.  Subvets will lead the parade, the largest in the West.



Member Bob Aronson noted the Submarine League's  H&C social meeting on 19 Oct. 



Bremerton Base Vice Commander Doug McKay Sends: Annual BARBEL/DARTER/DBF Get Together

(Posted October 12, 2016)


This year our Annual BARBEL/DARTER/DBF Get Together will once again be at the Horse And Cow in Bremerton, Washington, Saturday, 29 October 2016 starting around noon. We have a couple folks coming in from out of town this year that we have not seen for some time. That will make this one even better than usual.


A very special guest this year will be Mr. Wayne Lee (AKA Cuong). Wayne was just 14 years old when we rescued him and a number of others from their not so ...seaworthy 35 foot boat in the South China Sea. Wayne immigrated to the United States and went on to become a Naval Officer and is now a Commander stationed at COMTHIRDFLT in San Diego. Will sure be good to hear from him.

All Submariners Are Welcome. Doug's E-mail:

Base Life Member Dave Nielsen Inducted into Holland Club at His Home

(Posted October 10, 2016)

(L-R) Yesterday, Sunday, October 9th, Base Cdr Steve Corcoran and Senior Holland Club member Ralph Harris presented Dave Nielsen (CWO-4) USN (ret) with Holland Club (Page 6) certificate, patch, challenge coin, and membership card at his home. His wife Donna and his entire family were grateful and appreciated our visit. They also thanked the Bremerton Base Submarine Veterans for the food Dene Rogers delivered last week. Dave was in good spirits and showed his sense of humor, while suffering Stage 4 lung cancer. (Steve sends)

USS Washington (SSN-787) Commissioning Invitation

(Posted October 5, 2016)


Base Member Don Mac Smith Sends: I received this note from an old shipmate who is a retired submarine Captain and CO of USS Bremerton; Mr. Al Beam.

He asked me to post this invitation:

The USS Washington (SSN-787) is scheduled to  commission in Norfolk on 18 Mar 2017. I am working to submit an Invitation list in Dec. Please relay to your membership that we are
looking for people that want an invitation.

I will send a separate email.




Winter Schedule

Monthly Meeting

Saturday, November 19th,  1000

FRA #29, 521 S. National Ave, Bremerton


Be Patient -Calendar will come up

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Auburn Parade Notice

 SUBVETS will Lead!

Saturday, November 5th


ShipmatesClick for BIG PIC                       (Is this CPO Rocky Park in yesteryear?)

For those who do not know me, I'm Ric Hedman, I'm the contact person for the Annual Auburn, Washington Veterans Day Parade.

This year the City of Auburn has asked the Submarines Veterans to lead off the parade. We have decided to ask one of our WW II Veterans to be the Parade Grand Marshall.

Who knows when our organization will be asked to perform this honor again.

As such the Submarine veterans units will be at the front of the parade. If you or any of your membership would like to join us on November 5 for the parade please feel free to attend. The more the merrier. It will be crowded so please plan to arrive at the staging point, (still to be announced), by 10AM. Many of us arrive earlier and
have breakfast together at the Sunshine Café near the Transit Center.

The parade kicks off at 11 AM sharp with some sort of Military flyover.

We would ask you to get this out to your membership, if it doesn't conflict with other base functions, to make this one of the largest subvet turn outs yet.

We are usually joined by part of the Silent Service Motorcycle Club as well.

The parade is the largest Veterans Day Parade west of the Mississippi River with over 200 units and up to 30 marching bands and attended by over 10,000 viewer.

Bremerton and Seattle Bases will be there with their two floats, so, look for the submarines.

There is free parking on the day of the parade, November 5, in the
Transit Center Garage just off "A" street at the west end of town.

Thank you.
Ric Hedman
Past Seattle Base Commander
Parade Co-ordinator
City of Auburn Parade web page:


The Program starts at 10:30am, with Bagpiper Music, followed by the Bremerton High School Band marching in to perform throughout the Program.  FREE food provided by Crazy Erics Drive-in and FREE cake provided by Hudson Auto Center of Poulsbo/Bremerton.


Rear Admiral John W. Tammen, Jr., Commander, Submarine Group Nine, will serve as a co-MC along with Guy Stitt, Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League Council Past President/Ambassador.  Guest speaker will be retired CDR Jack James, US Navy Seal.  WWII veteran, Dave Wilson, will serve as official ceremonial Bell Ringer.





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