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 Friday October 31, 2014


Puget Soundings - Base Newsletter 

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Our purpose is: "Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country...

Lest We Forget:   October


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Base Makes Semi-annual Engraved Paver Installation

(Posted 10-26-2014)

Saturday, 25 Oct, Bremerton city councilman USSVI Bremerton Base life Member Mike Sullivan and I installed donations of 9 engraved pavers in the missile deck of the of full scale topside model of the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN 624) at the Kitsap Naval Base Bangor's Deterrent Park./ed

NEXT Event: 2014 Auburn Veterans Day Parade

(Posted 10/20/14)


On Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:20 PM, Ric <

> wrote:


I have entered all the local bases that normally march with Seattle Base in the Auburn Veterans Day Parade, November, 8, 2014.

All Subvets from all bases are welcome as well as active duty sailors to march with us as a unit.

Right now we are one of the largest groups in the parade, stretching well over a block in length.

As usual the SubVets of WW II float will kick off contingent with all others following including the motorcycles and walkers.

Our staging location is at "L Street SE". Up near where we have been staging in the past near the grocery store.

The parade starts at 11:00 AM sharp.

We would like all the major motorized units to be at the staging area by 9:30 to 9:45 to block out the area. Lots of groups don't pay much attention to where they park and we normally take approximately 200 feet of staging space.

Please pass the word to all your members so they can plan on making this one of the largest Sub Vet turn outs yet.

Ric Hedman
Seattle Base USSVI Parade co-ordinator.
206-335-7424 cell for questions.

PS: We should be arriving by 7:00AM for breakfast at the Sun Break Cafe right near the parking at the transit center. Join us if you can. The place fills up quickly and there can be lines for a table.

 SUBVET NEWS-01: 2015 Scholarship Program in now starting and requesting applications.
Submitted by: Alfred H Singleman Jr on 10/16/2014
The USSVCF Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that we are now taking request for scholarship applications from high school seniors and those who are in the freshmen to Junior year at college. If your a five year student program and your 23rd birthday is before 31 December 2015 you can apply also. Any Grand child from a USSV WWII, USS Thresher and USS Scorpion can also apply.

Last call for requesting a USSVCF Scholarship application is 15 March 2015. All scholarship applications must be in my Hands on 15 April 2015. Our Maximum scholarship is $1500.00 and lowest is $950.00. There were 34 scholarship given out last year (2014).

You can request a scholarship package by emailing me at

 and tell me your status as a high school senior or college student, and address to mail it to. Also you can contact me at and tell me you school status as high school or college student and an address to mail it to. You can also down load from the USSVI web page at:|Application.

 If you do this use only the top three parts and do not down load the fourth one it will get you now where. If you have any problems please contact me and I will help you any way I can to get a scholarship package. Thank you. Paul Orstad Scholarship Chairman (23 rd yr)

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Great Christmas Present


For an engraved paver installed in the missile deck of the USS WOODROW WILSON full scale top side mock up at Deterrent Park in the Naval Base, Kitsap, Bangor Submarine Base


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(Posted 9-16-2014)


Dates: 27-30 August, 2015

Location: Bremerton, Washington

Points of Contact:

Dave Talley – email:, phone: (210) 834-4234

Mal Wright – email:, phone: (509) 308 7450

General Information:

The 2015 Reunion will be held in the Bremerton/Bangor/Silverdale area, where there are plenty of attractions and many submarine connections.  Hotel reservations will be available near the Reunion headquarters in downtown Bremerton, close to the Ferry Terminal.  Interested shipmates are encouraged to access the reunion website:

PS: See who is attending


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