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  SEA STATE 698 – Yokosuka Approach BY CHUCK MERKEL   I originally made a Facebook post for my shipmates and Challen asked if he could use what I had written Continue Reading →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

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 →

SSN698: AN “AMERICAN CLASSIC”

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

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 →