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BASE DUES ARE DUE: - Your dues payment must be postmarked no later than 10/31/14 in order to be entered into the Early Bird drawing. - Don't delay. GILBERT Static Display: - Staging Thursday, Nov 6, 8:30AM to 9AM - at Civic Center Campus. SATURDAY, NOV 8, PARADES: - Daisy Mountain Parade staging about 8AM, rolls at 10AM followed by Black Canyon City Parade starting at 3PM., There will be no Base Meeting on Nov 8 due to parades. PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE: - Parade kicks off at 11AM., Watch for additional details.
Don Unser showing off First Place award.

Perch Base Events Coordinator, Don Unser, shows off First Place ribbon received by our float at the Old Congress Days Parade. A good time was had by all and the community was thrilled that we came to their event. The Parade pictures can be viewed in the "Event Photos" section of our website.

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When should I fly the American Flag at half staff?

Check out the Governor's web site.

65 U.S. Submarines never returned to port. Click on Eternal Patrol and see pictures and stories of the "boats" that remain at sea . . . forever, on eternal patrol.

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USSVI Creed:

"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 toward greater accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.

In addition to perpetuating the memory of departed shipmates, 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.

The organization will engage in various projects and deeds that will bring about the perpetual remembrance of those shipmates who have given the supreme sacrifice. The organization will also endeavor to educate all third parties it comes in contact with about the services our submarine brothers performed and how their sacrifices made possible the freedom and lifestyle we enjoy today."

We honor those submariners
who have never
returned to port
and remain on
Eternal Patrol

Link to boats on Eternal Patrol

Click on the picture, above,
to see those boats on
"Eternal Patrol"

IF YOU"VE EARNED THESE...

Officer Dolphins

 

WE are an organization with but one simple requirement to join
— have you ever worn Dolphins?
(been designated, "Qualified in Submarines.")

All of us have served their country
in the Silent Service

 

Enlisted Dolphins

...WE WANT YOU!

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Click on this sentence, or the photo, below, to see how the float was constructed

Pictures showing how the float was constructed

To honor those who currently serve, and those who went before us, we built this float that we use in parades and static displays. The float is a 1/15 scale model  of the nuclear powered submarine USS Phoenix (SSN-702,) named after our city. The Phoenix was a Los Angeles-class submarine that was 362 feet long and, on the surface, had 32 feet of the ship under water.

Need a description of the Perch Base float, a scale model of the USS Phoenix (SSN-702)?
Click on the document icon, below, to get the approved and authentic script suitable for parades or other public events.

Refer the event organizers to http://www.perch-base.org/Float_Announcer_Script.pdf

Script suitable for parades or other public events.
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Click here for the Submarine Glossary

Click on the Blackboard for a Complete Glossary of Submarine, Naval and Nautical Terms

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Click here for the Submarine Glossary

Click here for a complete historical listing of all the classes of submarines.

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