Three Important Events This Week (May 8-13)


This week we will have three MAJOR events:

John Mansfield funeral will be on Thursday at 11:30am

Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 on May 11, 2023 at 11:30AM. Remembrance gathering immediately following at VFW Post 969, McKinley Avenue, Tacoma. WA.

On Saturday, the float will depart from the Silverdale VFW at 0800 for the Irrigation Festival in Sequim. The float judging occurs at 10am, with the Parade kicking off at 12pm. After the parade those who have participated will gather at the Mariner Cafe in Sequim for a Soup Down post-parade lunch.

Also on Saturday, Steve Corcoran will be leading a delegation to attend the Blueback Base meeting in Portland. As you may know, John Mansfield was instrumental in the creation of the Traveling Dolphins, which have been held by the Blueback Base for quite some time, due to COVID and other factors. In remembrance of John, Steve will lead the delegation to recapture the Traveling Dolphins for the Bremerton Base.

If you have any questions or need any more information, please eMail me ASAP at

This will be followed on May 20th by the annual Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton. As usual, this parade will be our May General Meeting. further information regarding this parade will be promulgated next week.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing as much support for these important events as possible.

-Dave Bowman, Base Commander

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