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Memorial Day Photos

Perch Base members assembled at the National Cemetery of Arizona on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, to honor those that have given their lives defending our country. We laid two wreaths, one for the Perch Base USSVI and one for the WW2 Submarine Sailors, followed by a Tolling of the Boats Ceremony.
Dignitaries included U.S. Senator from Arizona and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services John McCain, Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Veterans' Services Director Wanda Wright, and former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley.
See more pictures on the Events Page.

Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade

Seven Perch Base Members or wives braved the cold, rain and even occasional sleet to participate in the 2015 Armed Forces Parade in Flagstaff on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
"The crowds were smaller but just as enthusiastic," said Base Commander Chuck Emmett. "And the weather had to be the major factor. What was a spring rain when we left Phoenix became a rather nasty storm for May by the time we got up the hill."
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Perch Base Picnic

A great time was had by all at the Perch Base Annual Picnic, including a Holland Club Induction Ceremony for Tom Sweeney.
See the Picnic pictures here.

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US Flag

When should I fly the American Flag at half staff?

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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"


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


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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 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.

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Script suitable for parades or other public events.
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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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