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2018 USSVI Convention

Caribbean Cruise
October 21 – October 28, 2018

Our annual convention is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of submarine veterans in the U.S. This event offers attendees the environment, the setting and the unique opportunity to meet with fellow submariners to exchange ideas, reminisce and keep up to date on important information.

Click a button below to learn more, or to register for the cruise online!

General News

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USSVI 2018 Convention Cruise important information

It is unfortunate we must send this message, but clarification is needed in addressing a situation where we have several of our members that are attempting to or have book(ed) passage for our 2018 Convention Cruise through a travel service other than Kim Hedges with...

Welcome New Base

Subject: New USSVI Base Submitted by: Steve Bell, Southeast Regional Director On 24 January 2018, the “USS Baya Base” was commissioned and joined our ranks within USSVI. The home port for the base Port St. Lucie, FL. Base Commander is Jordan Kahle, , Vice Commanders...


USSVI Shipmates, The Awards Manual for 2018 was approved by the USSVI Board of Directors in January 2018. The nomination period for all Awards starts on February 1, 2018. The Manual is posted on the USSVI web site, under the Awards tab. Please review the Manual, with...


Thanks to Dave Schueler, Seattle Base Newsletter Editor for uploading the file to the Box account. If you go to the link below, you should be able to get to the chapter, read, and download it as needed....


I have received numerous emails asking where the attachment of Chapter 11 is on the previous POC message. The POC Broadcast currently limits us to 500 characters and because of this we were unable to send the Chapter 11 preview on the POC Broadcast as it is much too...


Frank Hood here. Vice Commander, Marblehead Base. Most sub vets would agree, that civilians have no idea what we went through, what we endured. To increase understanding, my brother and I have written a book about day-to-day life aboard a US Navy submarine. Fellow sub...


The following was received from the WWI Centennial Commission and is forwarded for your information: I am writing on behalf of David Hamon, the Military & Veterans Service Organization Coordinator for the World War I Centennial Commission, a Non Profit Federal...

Money paid to National

Important: ALL monies (dues, Boat Sponsorship, American Submariner ads, etc.)going to National for any and all reasons should be sent to the National Office. Be sure to include a note explaining what the money is for.Do not send any monies to the National Treasurer....

Second call for nominations for the 2018 National Elections

Shipmates you have until March 1st 2018 to put in your nomination letters for the 2018 National Elections. So far the Nominees are: National Commander - Wayne Standerfer National Senior Vice Cdr- Jon Jaques National Junior Vice Cdr - Steve Bell National Secretary -...


Wishing all of you a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New year. As always remember our service men and women who are deployed and/or serving in harms way that can not be home to celebrate the New Year with their families and friends. Keep our veterans in your...

American Submariner Magazine, issue #4, 2017 online

Shipmates, Apologies for this tardy notification. The electronic version of the latest issue of the "American Submariner" magazine is now available through the USSVI.org website. Log onto the the USSVI.org website and get to the 'Home Page'. On the 'Home Page' click...

2017 EOY Base Reporting Form

Attn: Post Commanders/Post Treasurers. It's that time of the year again when Bases must submitted their annual End of the Year (EOY) Report to the National Treasurer. The report is due not later than March 31, 2018. This year's report is in the same excel format as...



Charitable Foundation

The Charitable Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors made up of non-paid elected and appointed members.

The foundation was approved for tax exemption under Section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on December 5, 2000. To facilitate the many activities that may arise, we have split the foundation into various dedicated funds.

  • Brotherhood Funds
  • General Fund
  • Memorial Funds
  • Scholarship Funds
  • Submarine Library Fund
  • Submarine Museum Fund
  • Kap(SS) for Kid(SS)
  • Building Fund

USSVI Magazine

The AMERICAN SUBMARINER is the quarterly magazine published by the US Submarine Veterans, Inc. and is a major benefit that all USSVI members receive. In fact, many members tell us that getting this magazine, alone is worth the dues we paid to be a member of USSVI.

Why? Because it is not only keeps you informed about our organization, it also keeps you up to date about the latest developments in the US Navy’s Submarine force. It also honors the tradition, heritage and service of all submariners, who proudly earned the designation “Qualified in Submarines” and the right to wear Dolphins, by regularly featuring articles about boats, their crews and missions conducted during past eras like World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.