The Assassination of the Navy Rating System


Editor’s Note (Revised) This is going to be the most politically incorrect post in the history of my blog. It includes some Ranting so as a result it is going to run across Continue Reading →

9/11 Submariners go to War

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 14, 1997). . . .The nuclear powered Los Angeles class submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) conducts surface operations.  The boat is part of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64) battle group enroute to the Arabian Gulf to enforce no-fly zones and monitor shipping to and from the region.  U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class James W. Olive (RELEASED)

Blogger’s Note: This is a continued series highlighting the history and activities of USS Bremerton SSN 698, her alumni, and the Silent Service. Prepared for the Fight With the anniversary Continue Reading →

698 Reunion II: SAVE THE DATE


I. SAVE THE DATE II. MORE 698 REUNION NEWS III. ABOUT THE BOAT  – A Big “SAVE THE DATE” News FLASH from the resident choreographer of the successful reunion in RENO, Rich Continue Reading →

698 Reunion: Triangles


  During the first night of our Reno 2016 Reunion, we were all overwhelmed by the sudden deluge of old familiar faces before we slipped naturally into what would become an amazing 3 Continue Reading →

SSN698 – Perseverance


Aug 22, 2016 Reunion note: Today, July 16  is the last day to register for the upcoming reunion. If you plan on attending and have any questions, concerns or need assistance, please contact Continue Reading →



Blog Editor’s notes: The term “American Classic”, in reference to the USS Bremerton, recently made a sensation in social media by Bremerton Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Wes Bringham, in the Kitsap Sun video Continue Reading →

USS Bremerton activation extended

Emergency Surface - USS Bremerton SSN698 (image source

SAVING THE 698 in a way we didn’t predict The USS Bremerton SSN698, the longest serving active duty fleet submarine in the US Navy has recently received new life. Up until Continue Reading →

698 Reunion: The Value of Early Registration

Maneuvering watch Pearl Harbor.  Source: google images

The Bremerton Order of Registration (Who will be in Reno) Keith Hetherington, Rich Crombie, Challen Yee, Joel Walton, Jeff Marcey, Glen Van Wyk, Sam Lantz, Bill Brehler, Tom Canter & Ric May Continue Reading →

“Annie” and the USS Bremerton (SSN698)


“Annie” in the control room of the USS Bremerton SSN698 By Russ Woods, Plank-owner, USS Bremerton OK, shipmates this video has been around a day or two. Here’s a couple of trivia questions Continue Reading →



USS Bremerton SSN698 30+ Year Reunion 1978-1986 To the Captains, Officers and Crew The OFFICIAL AUGUST 22-25, 2016 RENO 30+ YEAR REUNION WEBSITE IS ONLINE Event and activity information and Continue Reading →