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WELCOME ABOARD THE WEB HOME OF USS VIRGINIA BASE!!
The Little Base that Can Does - This Sub Vet Base was named in honor of the
USS VIRGINIA (SSN-774)
FIRST OF A CLASS & LEADING THE WAY
Click here to learn more about our Base and our National Sub Vet Organization
Click here to view a Site Map for this entire web site
1MC BASE ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
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The JULY meeting will be on the 8th, SATURDAY AT NOON, at Anna's Click here for details. Also, click here to view our Base Calendar for future scheduled meetings, birthdays, lost boat dates and other Base activities.
2.JUNE 10th MEETING - New member Tom Carty briefed us on the Sub Vet Memorial at 502 Bethel Rd., Somers Point, NJ, a project his old Base, the Egg Harbor Township Base, conceived of and built. Our Base voted to support this unique memorial with an annual $100 donation to assist with maintenance expenses. You can learn more about this memorial by clicking here.
3JOHN LAMSENS ON THE BINNACLE LIST - Bob Kutzenberger filled in for our 50/50 Raffle Coordinator, John Lamsens, at the June 10th meeting because John suffered a severe head injury after falling in his car port last month. Bob reports that he is currently in the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center, 1601 Broad Rock Blvd. Richmond, VA 23224. He may be there another couple of weeks and would enjoy hearing from Base members. His cell phone number is 804-366-9264.
4.2017 FIELD DAY OF THE PAST - It's almost that time of year again when our Base sponsors a display at this event and we need volunteers to man our booth. Please click here to review our Field Day of the Past web page - and read a message from Project Leader & Base Secretary Bill Anderson.
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ANNUAL PICNIC - For advanced planning purposes - with details and specifics to follow when we get closer - our Fourteenth Annual Sub Vet Picnic will be held at Al & Mary Ann Ptasznik's home on Lake Anna on:
OCTOBER 14TH, 2017
Click here to go to the full Annual Picnic web page.
USS Virginia (SSN-774) on Alpha Sea Trial, July 2004
USS Virginia (SSN-774) Underway on Sea Trials
SERVING SUBMARINERS IN T
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RICHMOND AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA AREA

WHO ARE WE?
This website is intended to be an information source for all USS Virginia Base submarine veteran members, their families, friends and others interested in submarines - along with USS Virginia (SSN-774) crew, family and friends. Our Base was chartered and named in honor of the USS Virginia (SSN-774) and all of our members are proud to be associated with those who built and serve on this first boat in a new class of nuclear powered, fast attack submarines. Our Base is an official division of United States Submarine Veterans, Incorporated (USSVI) and was chartered as such on July 25, 2002 Click here to view our Certificate of Charter and Bylaws.
The USSVI Creed is "To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution."
That's our CREED above, but it's not who we are. We are United States Submarine Sailors! We were, and are, members of an elite fighting force of the United States Navy. We are all QUALIFIED IN SUBMARINES.
Included are submariners from the very early boats: S, R or earlier: WWII boats; postwar GUPPY boats and Boomer and Fast Attack submariners. Anyone designated as "Qualified in Submarines" - from E2 to 4 Stars - retired, short timer, or active duty - it makes no difference and are all eligible and invited to join with us.
YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN US
If you are "Qualified in Submarines" we want you to join USSVI and, if you live anywhere within the Richmond or central Virginia area, we want you to also join our USS Virginia Base. USSVI has 150+ local Bases (chapters) from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and two Internet bases. Members are from every state in the Union. In addition to the local Base, district and regional meetings throughout the year, USSVI also holds a National Convention in a different city every year.
If you want to learn submarine history from the people who wrote it, tell or hear sea stories from Pre-WWII, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Cold War or right now - USSVI and USS Virginia Base are where you want to be. If you want to find shipmates, plan or attend a boat reunion, eat, drink, or just share a common bond that all undersea warriors have that never goes away - USSVI and USS Virginia Base fit the bill. If you want to see if you served with or know any of our members, click here to look at our Base Roster. Click here or on the "Application Info" navigation button on the left side if you want to begin your application process.
THEN WHAT?
Effective August 8th 2015 we now hold all monthly meetings on the Second Saturday of every month where we enjoy a private buffet lunch beginning at Noon. Immediately after the  social lunch period we dive the boat and start our meetings at 1330. Our ladies are always invited to join us for lunch but they usually prefer to go ashore just before we dive to start the meeting, to a separate part of the restaurant for a kaffeeklatsch. That makes it easier for us bubbleheads to tell sea stories without embarrassing them. Click here for our meeting location and time.
We may also schedule unique events and special presentations from time to time, along with a GREAT Sub Vet annual picnic every Fall. Spouses and families are always invited to attend the monthly happy hour/dinner, the annual picnic and special events whenever possible. Click here to learn more about our Annual Picnic and click here to learn about our annual Field Day of the Past project. Still have questions? Click here to send us a message.
IF YOU ARE 'QUALIFIED IN SUBMARINES' YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN WITH YOUR BROTHERS OF THE 'PHIN TO CELEBRATE EVERYTHING THAT IS UNIQUE AND PRAISEWORTHY ABOUT OUR SPECIAL UNDERSEA WARRIOR SERVICE!!


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