Reminder: Tolling of the Boats, Deterrent Park, Thursday Morning, May 21st, 1000


 Issue/Date 20150518

Updated:Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:41 PM



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(Posted May 20, 2015)


Photos by John Mansfield and Wayne Sieckowski (See big picture)

Thirteen Bremerton Base Subvets thrilled onlookers in the 67th Annual Bremerton Armed Forces Parade on Saturday morning, May 16th. Good times were had by all with a post parade toast at a local pub.


Senior Base Member Now in Rehabilitation

(Up-dated May 16, 2015)


Jerry Drumm reports Bud is in Stafford Health Care and Rehabilitation at Belmont in Bremerton (560 Lebo Blvd), for recovery. He  also suffered a fall causing two broken  ribs.  Bud is in Room 4. (360- 479-1515).


Accidental overdose of Coumadin had been taken or administered. The problem has self-healed (No surgery). They have a care meeting set up for Friday the 22nd of May.

It will be determined then when his release will be. (He hopes the same day) Bud does look good and is completely coherent. Any changes, I will inform you.


Member Ed Foskett called:


Former national e-board member Carl "Bud" Berg, 84,  was admitted yesterday, Tuesday, April 28th to CHI Harrison Hospital with bleeding GI ulser.  The bleeding has been stopped.  Bud is in room 320 and open for visiting. Hospital # is 360-744-3911.



  Members Clean Up Ivy Green Subvets Plot

(Posted May 10, 2015)


Photos provided by Dutch Kaiser (click to see big pic)


The three musketeers shown above spent their past Saturday doing an annual clean up of the Bremerton Base Subvet's plot in Bremerton's Ivy Green Cemetery. 


In 1995 the City of Bremerton passed a resolution dedicating 40 burial sites at Ivy Green Cemetery specifically for burial of those veterans who have served in submarines of the United States Navy.

Subsequently, in 2002, USSVI-Bremerton Base placed a stone monument there commemorating those submarine veterans. Ivy Green Cemetery is located at 1401 Naval Avenue, at the opposite end of Naval Avenue from Naval Station Kitsap-Bremerton, generally known as PSNS. Read All


Upcoming Events at the Naval Undersea Museum

(Posted May 8, 2015)


The Naval Undersea Museum has several programs coming up, the first on Saturday, May 23rd!
From: Olivia Wilson
Operations Manager
Naval Undersea Museum

Historian Presentation - May 23 at 2:00pm: The Naval History & Heritage Command's Senior Historian Dr. Michael Crawford will give a talk in the Naval Undersea Museum auditorium. Dr. Crawford's talk will be about NHHC's award-winning series Naval Documents of the American Revolution. This official Navy publication received an Honorable Mention for Volume 12 for the Society's Thomas Jefferson prize. Volume 12 and the series in general will be the topic of the presentation. (Please see flyer attached).

Author Talk & Book Signing - June 25 at 1:00pm: In conjunction with the Naval Submarine League Pacific Northwest Chapter, the Naval Undersea Museum, is excited to announce that author Rear Admiral Dave Oliver, will give a special presentation about his book, "Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy" in the Naval Undersea Museum auditorium. The driving force behind America's nuclear submarine Navy, Rickover revolutionized naval warfare while concurrently proving to be a wellspring of innovation that drove American technology in the latter half of the twentieth-century.

Summer STEAM - every Wednesday in July and August from 10:00am-2:00pm. NUM will host it's first of a 10-series weekly Summer STEAM workshop on 1 July. Torpedoes and propulsion are the first theme of the season. Subsequent Summer STEAM themes are as follows: July 8: Optics, July 15: Basic Robotics, July 22: Water Properties, and July 29: SEA Fair.



Active Duty Senior Chief Submariner Goes on Eternal Patrol

March 24, 1973 to April 29, 2015

(Posted May 7, 2015)


Jayson Matthew Brettin, Senior Chief U.S. Navy, of Poulsbo, Wash., passed away on April 28, 2015. Having served his country almost 23 years, he affected the lives of many. Not only was he a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother — countless others knew him as a friend and mentor. Although taken from us much too soon, he leaves a lasting impression on all our hearts.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project or any veteran charity of your choice.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Naval Base Bangor/Bangor Plaza, 2720 Ohio Street, Silverdale, WA 98315. Please sign online guest book at Arrangements by Tuell-McKee Funeral and Cremation of Bremerton, 360-377-5179.


Memorial Day Observance/Tolling the Boats

(Posted April 25 2015)

Submarine Group 9 will be hosting the subject event at 1000 on 21 May (Thursday)  at Deterrent Park, Bangor.

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