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Wednesday
December 7

USS Arizona (SSN-803) Keel Laying:
The Keel Laying Ceremony for the USS Arizona (SSN-803) will be carried as a ZOOM presentation at the Town of Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility.
6860 S Power Road, Gilbert, AZ 85294
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Town of Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility.)
Here is a FLYER for the event.

Event Opens 8:30 AM
Ceremony Starts 9:00 AM

Wednesday
December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day:
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony to be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at the
Wesley Bolin Plaza
Ceremonies start at 10:55 AM at the USS Arizona Anchor Memorial in the Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Arizona State House.
RADM (Ret) James Symonds will be the keynote speaker. Events are scheduled to include a WW II Biplane flyover, Flag Raising (48-star flag), and wreath presentation.
17th St & Washington, Phoenix, AZ
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Wesley Bolin Plaza.)
Perch Base members will place two wreaths, one for the Submarine Veterans of World War II and the other for the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI).
Here's some pictures from the 2021 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony.

10:55 AM

Saturday
December 10

December Monthly General Meeting:
Join us at 1200 hours (noon if you’ve been out a while.) at Dillon's Restaurant,
20585 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308-6821
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Dillon's.)
Come at 1100 for time to "socialize."

Noon

Friday
December 16

MidWatch deadline:
All input must be in to Chuck Luna, Perch Base Newsletter Editor, to be included in next MidWatch Newsletter to be published on January 6th.

 

Saturday
January 21, 2023

Perch Base Annual Awards Banquet:
Doors open for the Perch Base Annual Awards Banquet at 1800 hrs. (6:00 PM for those retired and away from military time.) Dinner will be served at 1915 hrs. (7:15 PM).
The main course choices and costs will be provided soon.
The location is the same as previous years, the Pebble Creek Tuscany Country Club in the Chianti Room.
16222 Clubhouse Dr, Goodyear, AZ 85395
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Pebble Creek Tuscany Country Club.)
1. Take the I-10 westbound to the “Pebblecreek Parkway.”
2. “Pebblecreek Parkway” northbound to “Clubhouse Drive.” Left on “Clubhouse Drive.”
3. You will come to a manned gate house. Tell the guard where you are going and you’ll be allowed to pass.
4. Continue approximately ½ mile and you’ll see the Pebble Creek Tuscany Country Club sign.
6. Turn right and you’ll immediately see a parking lot on the right. Enter this lot and continue through towards the far end.
7. Park as available.
8. The building at the far end (north end) of this lot is where the banquet is held.

We will have our Perch Base signs from the float placed to help locate the facility.
Our Keynote Speaker will be Admiral Vernon Clark (ret). Admiral Clark was the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) from July 21, 2000 through July 22, 2005, during the opening stages of the Global War on Terrorism.
Here's some pictures from the last (2022) Annual Awards Banquet.

6:00 PM

Saturday
February 4, 2023

Laveen Parade:
This year's theme is "Here We Grow!"
Parade rolls at 11 AM.
The parade will run on Dobbins Road from 43rd to 51st Avenues.
Dobbins Road will be closed from 41st Lane to 51st Avenue from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
To get to the float staging area on Dobbins, east of 43rd Ave, it is recommended to take 35th Ave south to Dobbins Road and then head west. Parking along Dobbins is first come, first served.
4200 West Dobbins Road, Laveen Village, AZ
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to staging point.)
Here's some pictures from the 2022 Laveen Parade.

Stage at 9 AM
Roll at 11 AM

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