USS BREMERTON SSN 698 FIRST GENERATIONS REUNION
AUG 22-25 2016 RENO, NV
“The First Generation USS Bremerton (SSN698) Sailors from 1978 to 1986 are putting together a USS Bremerton 30+ year reunion which is also open to all active or past 698 shipmates from any generation who may want to attend.”
Details to come soon.
I will say, that some of the most significant experiences I have had in the last couple of years were being able to get together with my shipmates from the Bremerton. For me, It all started in July 2014 when Jeff Marcey was able to spend some time at my home a couple of nights in California on one of Jeff’s well-deserved vacations. There’s nothing like that one on one with an old shipmate who you shared so many experiences through the life of a submarine.
It’s been fun reconnecting with a lot of my 698’ers on FB. Since then I’ve met, in person with Joel Walton (Placerville,CA), Tom Canter (Seattle, WA), and Rich Crombie (Lake Tahoe, CA) in person and each of these were big events for me as you would imagine having people you worked closely with in a boat after 30 years.
Now, Rich is something else, besides being a fellow Sonar Tech, and the only person I know who served on 698 twice. He also works out of Reno and we thought it would be a great idea to have a “Reunion”. The idea has morphed a bit, but fortunately, helping make arrangements for a reunion, small or large or HUGE, in Reno is right up his alley.
So we have dates you can plan around, we’ll soon release some essential information (accommodations, events, activity options) through a website which we will link to later through this FB site.
ACTION ITEM: Forward this information to your 698 shipmates. So they can begin considering their schedules now!
REUNION in RENO August 22nd-25th
1978-1986 30 + Year Reunion
Stay tuned for details
FAQ’s Who can come? This reunion will focus on First Generation Shipmates but we invite welcome anyone who was attached to 698 because you know you love it.
FAQ: How do I sign up? We will have a special reunion website up soon to help with updated contact information.
In the meantime, you can address any concerns by contacting me through this website.
Enough said, the outer doors are open.