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"No matter where you travel, when you meet a guy who's been...
There's an instant kind of friendship 'cause we're brothers of the 'phin."
                                                                Robert Reed, George Washington Carver (SSBN-656)

  TheUNITED STATES SUBMARINE VETERANS INC was founded in 1965 by a group of U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II. They shared a belief in the need for an organization open to all submariners, from the very beginning of the Submarine Service through to the present and into the future - and not limited to just those who served so ably on Submarines in WW2. They also wanted to insure that those lost in the line of duty on US Submarines will never be forgotten, and to provide a way for veteran Submariners to share camaraderie and pass on the collective memory of the sub force to future generations.  Who are we? We are United States Submarine Sailors! We all proudly earned and wear the coveted Twin Dolphins of the United States Navy Submarine Force. Regardless of the boat you qualified on, be it a diesel type, Nuclear Fast Attack or Boomer, and regardless of rank or rate, if you qualified in Submarines, you are one of the very few good enough to serve in the US Submarine Service, and you belong in the USSVI.

  Join with your Yakima Area fellow Submariners! A Membership Application is provided here, which you can print out and mail in.

Membership Application

Want more information about the Yakima Chapter of USSVI?

Write to

Commander, USSVI Yakima Base, 2560 St. Hilaire Rd.,  Moxee City, WA  98936

Joel Cooper

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Year 2009 Meeting Location (click here)

<>All normal meeting dates fall on the second Saturday of the month.  Meetings start at 1730 with
dinner, followed by a meeting from 1830-2100.  At present all meetings are held at the
Yakima American Legion Post 36, located on the corner of  Fruitvale Blvd and
34th Avenue.  Access from out of town is easy from I-82 to Hiway 12 West
and then take 40th Avenue Exit.  Turn left at the light to 34th Avnue.  The
Legion is to the right at the 34th Avenue corner.

Please Click here for Schedule of Speakers

Enlisted Silver Dolphins

Our Sub-Vet Creed

" The USSVI (Sub-Vets) exists to perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country.  That their dedication, deeds, and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation towards greater accomplishments.   Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States Government.In addition, we shall provide a way for all Submariners to gather for the mutual benefit and enjoyment.  Our common heritage as Submariners shall be strengthened by camaraderie. We support a strong U.S. Submarine Force. "

Page Originally created byPatrick Householder (Created: October 7 1999, Revision 11; January 12, 2004)
Current webmaster - Doug Dahlke



Base Commander
Joel Cooper - Phone: 509 452-0123; Email:  Joel Cooper 
Vice Commander and Secretary 
Mark Briggs - Phone: 509 965-9366; Email: Mark Briggs
 Les Sutton  - Phone:  509 966-4750; E-Mail: Les Sutton
Chief of the Boat
  Rob Jacobsen - Phone: 509 966-4119; Email:  Rob Jacobsen
Base Chaplain
Les Sutton - Phone:  509 966-4750; E-Mail:  Les Sutton
Doug Dahlke - Phone:  509 833-9543; E-Mail:  Doug Dahlke
Membership Chairman

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