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(Founded in 1981, Membership today is (256^)

P O Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465  

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

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1000, Saturday, May 18th

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Bremerton Base Monthly Meeting Summary

Posted April 21, 2019

L-R Dave Vrooman, Pat Dilley, Bill Long,  Steve Corcoran, and Alan Brodie

The April 20, 2019 Monthly meeting was conducted yesterday morning, at the FRA29 facility. It was a great turn out. After traditional opening ceremony, guests and a new member were recognized as was a contingent of Portland's Blueback Base members attending to recover the coveted "Traveling Dolphins". 

Also attending was a contingent of 3 Tacoma Army veterans that presented the base with a plaque recognizing our help by lending them an American Flag to their unit for use in last year's November Veterans Day parade in Auburn.

Member, former South Sound Base Founder & Cdr, Past WD4 Cdr and Past Western Regional Director John Mansfield explained his efforts to establish the "Traveling Dolphins".

Base Officer and Chairmen  reports were received.  Note: May Meeting will be the Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 18th,  10 AM.

2019 Annual Dolphin Dash

Posted April 17, 2019

This crew volunteered their April 13th, Saturday morning to help officiate the annual Bangor Base Dolphin Dash. Shown at the finish line (L-R) are USSVI District 4 Commander Jim DeMott, current Bremerton Base Treasurer Dennis Nardone and Head Dash Official John Gardner.  You also may be aware all three have volunteered their time for years in the USSVI national office in Silverdale to make USSVI a smooth and responsive organization.

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.


Oregon, Washington USSVI Base picnic


Hello Shipmates,

The Blueback Base would like to invite you and your members to our annual Picnic. We have reserved a Pavilion at Champoeg State Park for Saturday, August 10, 2019.  All Washington and Oregon Bases are invited to attend, the area has a lot to offer so please consider on attending and meeting new shipmates or seeing old ones. The Picnic will start at 1100 we will have pulled pork and corn on the cobb with   members bringing a dish to pass if they are able.  If you would like you are also welcome to bring store items to sell to other members.  So bring your cash.  
                                        Champoeg State Heritage Park 
                                        8239 Champoeg Rd. NE
                                        St. Paul,  Or 97137
                                        Oak #4 Picnic Area
Non-campers will have to purchase a Day Use Pass for $5.00 and display it in their vehicle. The pass may be purchased at the information center at the Park entrance.If camping, camp receipt acts as the Day Use Pass.

If camping, RV'ers may make their own camping reservations. If you wish to stay at the campground.  It is advised to make your reservations Now as they fill up very fast.  You can call You can reserve by calling 1-800-452-5687, Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or go online.

If not camping but wish to stay more than the day, hotel/motel facilities are available in Woodburn (OUTLET MALLs) or in Newburg (about 11 miles from the Park).

If you have any further questions or suggestions please let me know.  If you are planing on attending please R.S.V.P. by July 15, 2019 so we can get a head count.  

Best regards, 

Bill Long
Base Commander
USSVI Blueback Base
Ph. 503-939-4134

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