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In recognition of Memorial Day, Tolling of the Boats Ceremony on Thursday, 24 May at Deterrent Park at 1030.


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Memorial Day Events

Posted, Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Base Commander Sends

Hello all. I hope this finds you doing well. My cell phone is back in commission. I want to thank all who participated in the Armed Forces Day Parade. We had an eventful, but fun event. Those that attended, know what I am referring to.  We survived. Thanks again to all who supported.

Now on to the next few events.

  • " Tolling of the Boats" - Deterrent Park on Bangor Base. Thursday, 24 May 1030. Guests should arrive by 1000. We are the host Base. This is a very solemn event to remember our fallen shipmates and boats during Memorial Day weekend. If you need an escort on base, please let me know. I hope to have good attendance.

  • The Unforgotten Run to Tahoma Saturday May 26th,9:00am - 12:00pm Kitsap County Administrative Building, 614 Division Street, Port Orchard. We usually have a few members gather for this event. I enjoy it, as we salute and pay respects to those that have passed, and have no family represented. 

  • Memorial Day - Ivy Green Cemetery. Wreath presentation. Normally starts at 1200. I will get more details by weeks end.

I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. I hope to see you at the events. Take care my friends.


Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704


Armed Forces Day Parade Summary

Posted, Sunday, May 20, 2018


About 15+ Subvets participated in the parade as you see below.  It was the biggest  Bremerton parade watching crowd I have seen over the past 20 years. You also see a couple of USS Bremerton submarine sailors joined us too.


Base Commander Sends

(Photos provided by Dene Rogers, Dave Pittman, and Steve Corcoran)




Base May Monthly Meeting Summary

Posted, Thursday, May 16, 2018

The May Monthly meeting was well attended with over 30 members and guests.

The highlight of the meeting was the presentation of a Holland Club membership to YNCM(SS) (ret) Joe Finolti.  Joe had many stories related to his submarine and staff experience over his 27 years of Naval  service.

L> R:Joe Finolti, Cdr Steve Corcoran & Holland Club Chairman Dick Litscher (Photo by Dave Pittman)


Puget Soundings Newsletter On-Line, No Printed Copy

Posted, Thursday, May 16, 2018


Our newsletter printer audited our previous orders, resulting in not be able to honor our past order’s pricing. The cost would have skyrocketed from approximately $285 to over $1100. At this time, we have suspended the printed copy – the only copy will be online via the Gertrude Check. We apologize for any inconvenience and we are researching new printing possibilities. Currently, we only have 15 members without email – we are investigating how to get copies to them. Please remember the digital copy is 32 pages, while the printed copy is only 16 pages.


Dave Pittman - Puget Soundings Editor


http://gertrude-check.org/archives/ps/2018 Apr-Jun.pdf


USS Bremerton Tours Up-Date

Update, Sunday, May 13, 2018


Base Commander Steve Corcoran escorted about 11 Subvets and guests on a tour of the USS Bremerton (SSN 698) on Saturday, May 12.  All enjoyed. 


The base appreciates the Bremerton crew for their fine hospitality. It is the last base sponsored tour of Bremerton./ed


Info on USS Buffalo Decommissioning

Posted, Tuesday, May 8, 2018


The USS Buffalo Decommissioning Ceremony is scheduled for 16 July and will be held at the Naval Undersea Museum Keyport. http://www.navalunderseamuseum.org
I recommend that you contact the USS Buffalo directly.
CDR Paul J Lee
Commanding Officer
Boat: 360-476-7597

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