Field Day of Past - USS Virginia Base

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The USS Virgiia Base has sponsored a display at the Field Day of the Past every year beginning in 2013. This is a Team Anderson (Bill, Curtis & Sandi) initiative that the Base has consistently voted to fund every year because it's a great way to show support for our beloved submarine service and also recruit new Base members.

Here's a photo of our very first 2013 display:

Left to right that's Kenn McDermott, Bill Wellner & Bill Anderson

And here's a photo of our 2016 display with our new Brow Skirt mounted:

Participation by members, family and friends is appreciated since this is a full three-day event and Team Anderson needs volunteers to assist with setting up the tents (a day early on Thursday) and displays, as well as standing watches in our display throughout the three days to answer questions about the sub service and recruit qualified submariners who are not members of USSVI or our Base. They also need assistance stowing/unstowing display items every night/morning into their trailer, and then taking everything down, including the tents, and repacking it all in their trailer at the end of the event.

Bill Anderson submits the Exhibitor Registration Form and purchases Attendance Tickets for all volunteers. This is a Base sponsored event so we cover all costs from the Base Treasury - but your help is both required and appreciated in order to make this event a continuing success for our Base.
Base Sonsored Display
WHEN?September 15, 16 & 17, 2017
Gates Open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Arts & Crafts, Exhibits, Demonstrations and Displays close at 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday
WHERE?1741 Ashland Road
Rockville, VA 23146
Web Site:
HOW DO I SIGN UP?Send BILL ANDERSON an e-mail by clicking on his name to let him know which DAY(s) and HOURS you would like to help and/or stand a watch
  1. Click on the "Directions" link in the map address box below.
  2. Type in the address you are departing from in the "Choose Starting Point" field on the page that comes up.
  3. This will build a custom map for you which includes driving instructions.
Directions to Show Grounds
The Field Day of the Past show grounds are located at the intersection of Rout 623 (Ashland Road) and Route 622 in Goochland County. Off I-64, exit #173 (Rockville Manakin) south. Grounds are located 1/8 mile from the interstate. Follow the signs.

From South
Take I-64 West to Exit #173

From West
Take I-81 to I-64 East and take exit #173

From North
Take I-95 South to I-295. Merge onton I-64 West to exit #173

From West
Take I-81 to I-64 East and take #173

From South of the James
Take 288 North to Broad Street Road West exit (Route 250) go approximately one mile to traffic light at Route 623 (Ashland Road). Turn right and follow signs.

Parking is  available in the lot located on Route 622 across from the main Pedestrian Gate.  Over flow parking will be available SATURDAY ONLY on Route 250 Broad Street. Message Boards will direct traffic to parking lot.
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