SEA STATE 698

  SEA STATE 698 – Yokosuka Approach BY CHUCK MERKEL   I originally made a Facebook post for my shipmates and Challen asked if he could use what I had written Continue Reading →

SSN698: Viva Las Vegas 2018 Reunion

USS Bremerton Reunion II It’s time to start thinking ahead, a year ahead to the  VIVA LAS VEGAS 2018 REUNION! We’ve got an exciting 5 day 4 night itinerary set Continue Reading →

Sea Story “You owe me one”

Editor’s Note: I’d like to introduce John Brunkalla, he is a USS Bremerton Plankowner who served in M-Divison from 1981-1983. We’re grateful to be able to share in one of John’s Continue Reading →

Save the Bremerton – Part II

SSN 698: History in the Making There has been a lot of change since the last time I wrote about saving the USS Bremerton SSN 698 over two years ago (July 2014). Continue Reading →

698 Legends: MM1(SS) McGann

Editor’s Note: I want to thank Russ Woods, ICC/SS USN (Ret) for keeping the memory alive with another great candid eye-witness reflection about one of the original USS Bremerton SSN 698 sailors.   MM1(SS) Continue Reading →

TAKING COMMAND

Transformational Leadership Aboard a U.S. Navy Attack Submarine I discovered a superb short story by Ron LaSalvia, Captain, U.S. Navy (ret), former Commanding Officer of the USS Montpelier (SSN 765), where he served from Continue Reading →

The Assassination of the Navy Rating System

Editor’s Note (much needed Revision 12-9-16) This is going to be a politically incorrect post documenting an unvarnished reaction to a recent government decision that has widespread affects on the psyche and traditions of the Continue Reading →