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U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE

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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: USS Cisco (SS-290),  USS Grayling (SS-209), USS Pompano (SS-181),  USS S-51 (SS-162), USS S-5 (SS-110)

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Deterrent Park Engraved Pavers Order Deadline: 30 Sept 2014

(Posted 9-15-2014)

 

Seven donations for engraved pavers to be installed in late October, 2014 in the missile deck of the full scale model of the USS Woodrow Wilson's tope side at Deterrent Park are in house. The cut off date for donations for this installation is 30 Sept 2014.  Go here for donation form.

 


 

September General Membership Meeting, Tues, Sept 16th, 1900, FRA#29

(Updated 9-9-2014)

 

VCDR Steve Corcoran Sends:

 

Speaker unable to make it due to late duty assignment.  Looking for speaker.

 

VCDR Steve Corcoran Sends:

 

"Guest speaker for our September 16th meeting will be U.S.S.V.I. Life Member, Bremerton Base Member, and current Active Duty Submariner FT2 (SS) Joseph Hanisko, soon to be commissioned officer.
 

On another note, starting in October, the FRA will have breakfast on Saturday mornings. They have new people providing this service and are very interested in supporting our general meetings on Saturday for the winter months. They mentioned a buffet type breakfast for us. Not sure on the price yet, as they need to contact me. Hopefully this will increase our numbers for the meetings.

 

Steve Corcoran"


 

Active Associate Member's Wife Passes

(updated 9-10-2014)

 

Condolences are in order for associate member Ed Foskett and family.

 

Ed's wife, Joanne ,suffered a a severe stroke on Sept 3rd, and passed away in the early morning hours of Sept 5th.  A memorial service will be held at Evergreen Lutheran Church in Seabeck on October 18 at 11 a.m.


National Convention Summary

(updated( 9-10-2014)

 

From strictly a attending member's view, my associate member wife, Dee, and I enjoyed our stay at the Hyatt Regency. We were generally self toured so cannot comment on convention arranged tours.  Prices were high as expected. 

 

Business meeting was carried out in a two hour period sked. No real adverse problems arose. 

The new officers for 2014-2016 were sworn in.

 

Requin Base Commander Huey Dietrich (2015 Convention Chairman) and his Pittsburgh PR Associate gave a very positive view of the "new" Pittsburgh and all it has to offer and it was very informative.  They were open to any suggestions members have that may avoids pitfalls noted in previous conventions. I know I want to go based their remarks.

 

Banquet was good. The meals were great and served by professional staff in a quick and orderly manner.

Bremerton Base Vcdr Steve Corcoran and  COB Wayne Peterson enjoy Banquet.  See more photos here.

Personally I was honored to receive a Robert Link award for service to the USSVI, as did other recipients. (ed)

 


 

 

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Submarine Videos

Jon Jaques Submarine Museum

Submarine Base 1943 WWII THRILLER

The Story of Submarine Warfare in the Pacific (1946)

Pride Runs Deep (1978) - Full Length Documentary on Nuclear Submarines

SSBN History

SUBMARINES, SECRETS AND SPIES - NOVA - Discovery/Military/History (documentary)

Merge of Nuclear Power & Submarine Hull Design Video

Top Ten _ Submarines

Beautiful Submarines

Admiral Rickover

Navy Submarine Force - Silent Service

Sea Spies

uboat.net

RESCUED BY SUBMARINE 

Submarines of World War 1

How a World War II Submarine Works

History.Channel.Submarine.Attack.Plans.

Of.World.War.II

The Silent Service (in color) - U.S. Navy WWII

U Boat War : Documentary on the Submarine

Battle of World War 2

The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

Ohio Class Submarine | Combat Countdown

Trident Missile Launch From a  Submarine

Submarine Service In The 1970s

The Cold War- Submarines: In Enemy Depths

Cold War Spy Secrets Under the Sea

Watch out from below

Fast Attack

Submarines - Sharks of Steel Episode 1 - Submariners

Submarine USS Virginia Documentary

NEW SUBMARINE! U.S. Navy Takes Delivery

of PCU Minnesota

Megastructures - Super Submarines

Submarine nucleare (DOCUMENTAR)

Russian submarine History

Secret Russian Sub - Mission Invisible

Megastructures - Soviet Doomsday Submarine

Seconds From Disaster - S03E03 - Sinking Of Kursk

Raising the Kursk Part 1

Raising the Kursk Part 2

The Kursk Cover Up - Russia

Submarine

Secret Submarine Rendezvous : Documentary on the

World War 2 Secret African Mission

HMS Victorious Trident Class Nuclear Submarine

How to build a Nuclear Submarine (2010)

Submarine Patrol 3/3 - Chasing the Enemy

Oberon Arrival in Halifax

RCN Submarines HD

 

Deterrent Park Brick Sponsors

for October 2014 Install

 

Lear (2)

Pottle

Lacroix

Taflin

(In Memory of Greg Fessler)

Daigle (2)

 

The Gift Garden

327 Pacific Ave

Bremerton, WA 98337

(360) 377-5544

Buy One, Get One 50% off

September 1st – September 15th, 2014

Some item restrictions apply

 

The "NEW" Horse And Cow

536 4th Street, Bremerton, WA

 

 

 

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DROP DEAD DATE FOR ORDER:

 30 SEPT 2014

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VETERAN BENEFIT NOTICE

2014 Awards Winners

2014 National Election Results and Details.

                                                                    

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BELOW ARE QUICK LINKS TO CURRENT MILITARY EVENTS

Stuff you won't see in the local fish wrapper

Information and Security Issues Associated with the Loss of the USS THRESHER

Submarine that found a lost H-bomb: 'Alvin' reveals the mysteries of the deep

Northwest CPO's kick off 25th Annual Blackberry Festival

American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq

Navy Tests Its Ships in This Indoor Ocean

USS La Jolla Returns from Final Deployment

Pacific Northwest Sailors participated in morning colors at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor

Former Navy SEAL Admits Swindling Other SEALs

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