ARE BEING FORMED REGULARLY.
IF THERE WASN'T A BASE NEAR YOU BEFORE, PERHAPS THERE IS A NEW ONE WHICH IS CONVENIENT.
About membership in United States Submarine Veterans Inc.
You can check the membership details
on the USSVI site at: http://ussvi.org
including the location of your nearest base.
As of March 2009, there were more than 150 men who served on the Sabalo that are on the national USSVI membership list.
joined in Feb., 2001, and it has been great meeting guys from
all eras, and talking the boats, and swapping sea stories.
My group was initially Pocono Base, but we have now organized a
new base, the USS Scranton Base, (closer to my home ) in
Northeastern Pennsylvania, and we meet in a great facility
hosted by the Marine Corps League.
Activities have included picnics, dinner-dances, parades and other community participation affairs. USSVI has an annual national convention, and also regional conventions. I didn't really consider vet's organizations my thing in the past, but I have been pleased with the activities.
Please check it out and consider
membership. Sub vets are joining at a rapid pace, and the
membership is about 13,000 with over 150 local bases.
USSVI activities/membership costs about 30-35 bucks which includes $20 for the national annual dues, and usually $10-15 for local base annual dues. Life memberships are available at rates based on your age. Included with membership is a subscription to the national magazine, American Submariner which is published quarterly with interesting sub stories along with organization news. Many bases also publish a periodic newsletter which contains other submarine news and stories, and items of interest in addition to base activity notices.