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October Monthly Meeting

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October 15th, 1000

FRA #29, 521 S. National Ave, Bremerton

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2016 Convention Slide Show - up-dated 9/11



Eight Bremerton Base Members Attend Two Members' Memorial Services - Sat, Sept 24th

(Posted September 25, 2016)



About 8 members mustered at the Bremerton West Side Pancake House, at 1400 with the family of John "Sonny" Dilg to remember MMCS(SS) Sonny whowent on eternal patrol on July 17th after a long battle with heart disease.


Then the troops went out to the Crosby Chapel to witness a well attended service for Ronald "Lefty" Hnatovic , EMCS(SS)  at 1600.  Many folks gave great tributes to Lefty.  None were in conflict,  Lefty went on eternal patrol on August 11th, a victim of cancer.



At each memorial, Cdr Steve Corcoran presented the family with a National Eternal Patrol Certificate





September Monthly Meeting Notes

Posted on September 23, 2016


Cmdr Steve Corcoran presents the USSVI National Robert Link Award to Base member John Gardner for his contributions to Bremerton Base and the National organization.  The inset shows Steve accepting the award for John from NC Al Singleman at the National convention in August in Reno, NV  Click pic to see larger picture. (Photo by Doug McKay)

Cmdr Steve Corcoran presents Puget Soundings Editor Dave Pittman with First Runner Up Award in the large base category for best newsletter in the USSVI.  Inset shows the award.  Click pic to see larger picture.

(Photo by Doug McKay)


Cdr Steve Sends: I will also be sending a recap of topics covered at this weeks general membership meeting for those unable to attend. My intent is to communicate our base happenings just a bit better. I do not want to overload your e-mail, but I do want to keep you informed. We do have a busy few months coming up. Take care all. Please remember, if there is anything I may be of assistance for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks.



(Posted September 17, 2016)


Bremerton Base Life Member Bob Aronson Sends


Beginning  at  noon,  Friday,  30  September  2016  the  United  States  

Submarine Veterans Incorporated  (USSVI) Rogue- Umpqua  Base  of  Southern 

Oregon, in cooperation with the Smokejumpers of Southern Oregon, will

commence its second annual ceremony honoring all submarine shipmates on

Eternal Patrol.


This ceremony will also commemorate the

WW II incendiary bombing of our

Oregon Forests by the Japanese  Imperial  

Navy using  an  airplane  flown  from

 a  very specially  built  submarine. 


This annual event occurs every year at the Smokejumpers Facility, 30902 

Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, OR. 97523, just 5 miles out of town. Since 

the founding of the US Submarine Force in 1900 sixty five submarines have 

been damaged or lost and over 4,000 men have given up their lives while

serving their country.  The great majority of these young lives were lost during

 WW II.   Read all here


2016 USSVI National Convention Report

(Updated  September 11, 2016, Slide Show Worth A Million Words)

Photos by WRD Bob Bissonnette

Shown here are most of the base members that attended the National Convention's Awards Banquet  at the Great Sierra Resort in Reno, NV on August 20th.

At the Awards Banquet, Base Commander Steve Corcoran accepted the Robert Link Award from NC Al Singleman for Life/HC Member John Gardner for John's volunteer base and national organization service since joining in 1997.




Puget Soundings Editor Dave Pittman can be proud of his  newsletter as it was first runner-up to first place in the large base category. 

Convention slide show here!

Deterrent Park Engraved Brick Installation - Drop Dead Date for Orders, 19 Oct

(Updated September 11, 2016)



USSVI Bremerton Base is taking donation orders for engraved bricks to be installed in the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) full scale topside model's missile deck in late October, 2016.  The model is located at Deterrent Park in front of the ComSubGruNine headquarters on the


The donation for each brick is $40. Half of the donation is cost, the the other half goes toward base charitable gifting such as scholarships.


Remember Mike Sullivan's Last Install? - True to the End!


Detailed information and donation form located at


Winter Schedule

Monthly Meeting

Saturday, October 15th,  1000

FRA #29, 521 S. National Ave, Bremerton


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Auburn Parade Notice - SUBVETS will Lead!

Saturday, November 5th



For those who do not know me, I'm Ric Hedman, I'm the contact person for the Annual Auburn, Washington Veterans Day Parade.

This year the City of Auburn has asked the Submarines Veterans to lead off the parade. We have decided to ask one of our WW II Veterans to be the Parade Grand Marshall.

Who knows when our organization will be asked to perform this honor again.

As such the Submarine veterans units will be at the front of the parade. If you or any of your membership would like to join us on November 5 for the parade please feel free to attend. The more the merrier. It will be crowded so please plan to arrive at the staging point, (still to be announced), by 10AM. Many of us arrive earlier and
have breakfast together at the Sunshine Café near the Transit Center.

The parade kicks off at 11 AM sharp with some sort of Military flyover.

We would ask you to get this out to your membership, if it doesn't conflict with other base functions, to make this one of the largest subvet turn outs yet.

We are usually joined by part of the Silent Service Motorcycle Club as well.

The parade is the largest Veterans Day Parade west of the Mississippi River with over 200 units and up to 30 marching bands and attended by over 10,000 viewer.

Bremerton and Seattle Bases will be there with their two floats, so, look for the submarines.

There is free parking on the day of the parade, November 5, in the
Transit Center Garage just off "A" street at the west end of town.

Thank you.
Ric Hedman
Past Seattle Base Commander
Parade Co-ordinator
City of Auburn Parade web page:




Sep 16, 2016

Photos by Don Bassler



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