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Up-dated: Monday, November 19, 2018 03:47 PM


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(Founded in 1981, Membership today is 275^)

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  We shall not forget those that were lost in defense of our nation!

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Mac Goes on Eternal Patrol

Posted November 19, 2018

Base Commander Sends


It is with a heavy heart that I send this message. Recently, I received an e-mail from the National Office that informed me of the passing of William W. (Mac) McKenzie, Jr., on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. Mac qualified in submarines on the USS Caiman (SS- 323) in 1950. He also served on USS Bluegill (SS-242), USS Cusk (SS-348), USS Greenfish (SS-351), USS Gudgeon (SS-567), USS Sperry(AS-12) and  USS Platte (AO-24 ). Captain McKenzie served as Commanding Officer of Gudgeon and Platte.


Mac was a Captain when he left the Navy. He joined USSVI in 1993 and was a member of the Bremerton Base and the Holland Club. With Mac departing on Eternal Patrol, let it be known we have lost another hero. Sailor, rest your oar!

Stephen J. Corcoran
Base Commander
USSVI Bremerton Base


NEWS-02: Scholarship Application Process and Proceedure
 Submitted by: Robert Frick, USSVCF Chairman on 11/5/2018
Shipmates:CORRECTED scholarship message below

The Chairman, USSV Charitable Fund announces the launching of the process and procedure of the August 2019 to June 2020 Academic Year Scholarship Program. All sponsors are requested to provide this information to their direct dependents, grandchildren or legal guardianship children who wish to apply for a USSV CF Academic Scholarship.

 This year’s application process has been converted to a user friendly Web-based application request, scholarship eligibility and detailed procedures for submitting a complete, accurate and secure application.

The USSVI Scholarship Application page can be found by logging on to USSVI.ORG; c” then Selecitable Fund”; then select “Scholarships”; then select; “application”.

This USSVI Website page contains a PDF Document that provides the background, process and procedure for this program and a link to the website for secure application. This scholarship application site has been co-produced and is co-located with the Dolphin Scholarship Program. Student applicants, who are qualified may also apply to the Dolphin Scholarship and other associated scholarships from this we page.

The application website may also be accessed directly by a copy and paste of the following web address: “subforcescholarships.smapply.io” and selecting the USSVI Scholarship Program.

Robert E. Frick RDML USN (Ret) SS Holland
Chairman USSV CF Academic Scholarship Program.

Newsletter of the Year Awards Program
John Stanford, Chairman
3026 Cesery Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32277-3527

Subject: Newsletter of the Year
USSVI Base: Bremerton Base
Class: Class I (Large Bases > 150 Members)
Newsletter Name/Issue: Puget Soundings Volume 22 Issue 1 published February 1, 2018
Submission Format: PDF......  Review winning entry here or
Greetings Shipmate,

The Puget Soundings is created and published by David R. Pittman (Base Newsletter Editor).

The Puget Soundings is sent to all Bremerton Base members and other interested parties via a digital format (PDF) and can be found on the Bremerton Base Website – The Gertrude Check.


David R. Pittman
10600 Lathrop Ln NW
Silverdale, WA 98383-7335


USSVI Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 465
Silverdale, WA 98383-0465

Congratulations to our Puget Soundings Editor Dave Pittman

Posted November 2, 2018


Congratulations to our Puget Soundings Editor Dave Pittman for receiving the awards listed, News Letter of the Year-Class One, and Over All Newsletter. Well deserved Dave. Thank you. I would also like to take time to thank all those who send in contributions to the newsletter. Cdr. Steve Corcoran

You may view Dave's hard work at this link: http://gertrude-check.org/archives.html.


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