Posted by: arbeam | April 9, 2017

Washington State Science and Engineering Fair 2017

This month’s Washington State Science and Engineering Fair was a resounding success. The science fair has called Bremerton home since 1957. It became the official state fair in the 1980s, and has hosted the event ever since.

The 2 day affair at Bremerton High School displayed the talents of over 600 students. Over 2 Million dollars in Scholarships and Grants were awarded. The Navy League contribution was definitely a team effort lead by our Chairmen Tom Danaher and Mike Spence. A special thank you goes out to our stellar judge recruiter Helen Miller.

Bremerton Olympic Peninsula Navy League Team

Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific                USS John C Stennis

Lt Williamson                                                     Ltjg Trent Warner

Dawn Williamson                                               MC3 Michael Pernick

MT1 Anthony Chelf                                            Kitsap County Sheriff

MT2 Johnathon Gerke                                       SGT McDonough

MT2 David Vrabel                                               SGT Sapp


Navy League

Tom Danaher                          Bob Lamb                              Larry Tellinghuisen

Mike Spence                           Tex Lewis                                Pat Faber

Alan Beam                              Helen Miller                            Joe Nelson

Steve Westover                      Dave Ellingson                        Fred Nelson

Mark Westover                       Larry Tellinghuisen                 Margie Nielsen

Drake Evans                            Richard Coar                           Diane Quayle

Ron Kirkland                            Bob Middlebrook                    Jim Eaton

Virginia Kirkland                     Linda Middlebroock                Chris Eaton

Birgit Povlsen

Bremerton Navy league presents seven STEM awards to students grades 1-12 whose projects best contributes to the advancement of science, engineering or technology in support of our nation’s Sea Services, the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Bremerton partners with educational, government, commercial and military organizations impacting STEM education to expand the ranks of those who choose STEM careers. Additionally Bremerton Navy League provides the judges for the Office of Naval Research ~ U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps Award The Office of Naval Research sponsors science that changes the world including discovering the magnetic core, GPS and smart robots. They award six students demonstrating exceptional work in science and engineering. Awards are a combination of certificates, medallions and gift certificates.

Posted by: arbeam | April 6, 2017

Bremerton Armed Forces Festival 2017


Every May the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce hosts the Armed Forces Festival. First celebrated in 1948, It is the nation’s largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade and Festival. The Chamber wants to thank the men and women that wear the uniform of the United States of America Armed Forces. Please help our community in saying thank you to our Armed Forces by attending and supporting the festival events.

Olympic College Student Center 10 to 2 PM  May 6 2017
The Armed Forces Military Arts Culinary Competition got its beginning as a simple Chili Cook Off on Armed Forces Day. It has grown into a stand alone event before the Armed Forces Day Parade, and has become the premiere culinary event in the County. Military teams come from all services and all over the State. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: BBQ Ribs, Chicken wings, Pies(Dessert), Chili, Cake Decorating, Hors d’oeuvres, Battling Chef (secret ingredient), Overall Best in Show. The audience gets to sample all the entries after the judging.

Baymont Inn & Suites 6:30-9:00 PM May 10, 2017

Each year selected high school seniors from all over Kitsap participate in a multi task competition for scholarships. This is a scholarship opportunity that improves students’ research and public speaking skills while building their awareness of the military and business communities in Kitsap County. The scholarship is available to both male and female contestants. The final competition is open to the public and well attended.

Posted by: arbeam | April 6, 2017

May 12: Pepsi Armed Forces Festival Golf Tournament

Gold Mountain Cascade Course

Shotgun starts, 7:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Best Ball Scramble

· 4 person teams

· 3 drives per person

· White tee boxes

· No mulligans

· Gross and Callaway Scoring

Fees include Green Fees, Golf Cart, Lunch, Beverages, Tee Prizes, Hole – in – one & Putting Contests


4th and Pacific 7 – 10AM 20 May, 2017

For many years on Armed Forces Day, prior to the parade, the Lions host their annual Pancake Breakfast on Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton. Proceeds from this event allow the Lions to give at least one $1000 scholarship to a worthy Bremerton High School student each year.

Downtown Bremerton 10AM – 12PM 20 May 2017

“Salute to Our Armed Forces!”

The Armed Forces Day Parade held in Bremerton is the largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the Nation. This year is the 69th year of the event held each year on the third Saturday of May in downtown Bremerton.

The Grand Marshal for the Parade is VADM Nora Tyson Commander US Third Fleet.

The parade route begins at begins at Sixth Street and Warren Avenue then proceeds down Sixth Street, Right on Park Street  then proceeds down Park street to Fourth Street, Left on Fourth to Pacific Avenue, Left on Pacific past the viewing stand at Fifth Street and ends on 9th Street.

Pacific and 4th Ave 11AM – 1PM May 20, 2017

The Heroes Barbecue is honoring our military families provides a free Hotdog, chips and a soda meal to all Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Veterans and their families. The barbecue gives active and retired military personnel a chance to kick back and relax after the parade. Military attendees and their families are given a meal, free of charge, as a thank you for their service. This is a community affair, Harrison Hospital donates the food, Puget Sound Energy brings out their emergency grills and cooks, and Washington Youth Academy serves the food.

Admiral Theatre 6- 10 PM May 20, 2017

Join us for the Annual Navy League Gala to honor our Military and recognize our community and political leaders. Each year, as the finale to Armed Forces celebrations in Bremerton, our Navy League Council honors the local military commands by hosting the only black tie event, aside from formal military balls, in the area.


The Grand Marshall of the Armed Forces Day Parade is traditionally the guest of honor and this year, VADM Nora Tyson, Commander US Third Fleet, will be our guest speaker.

Additionally, as part of the evening, our council presents a special, annual award to the Trident submarine crew who has achieved the top marks in battle efficiency. Competition is very competitive and this award is coveted among the boats homeported at Naval Base Kitsap. Our council started this trophy bowl many years ago and now a similar award is provided in Kings Bay, Georgia to a submarine that is homeported on the East Coast.

The Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League Gala is a significant social event of the year in Bremerton and each year we recognize very special people for their outstanding contributions to our council and the military. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with one another prior to and following dinner and the program. Alejandro will perform Flamenco guitar after the official ceremony.

Numerous business and community leaders join us for this recognition ceremony. You do not want to miss this year’s Gala at the Admiral Theatre and it could sell out early. Call the Admiral Theatre at 360-373-6743 to make your reservations, space is limited. Please RSVP by May 10. Tickets are $65 per person.

Posted by: arbeam | April 6, 2017

2017 Thunderbird Awards

Every year, the Bremerton Chamber honors leaders in our community with the Thunderbird, or Hyas Tyee awards.  The past-presidents of the Chamber come up with suggestions for the award, and the Board of Directors votes to approve the list.  In a community rich with volunteers and leaders, the challenge is not in finding enough people to honor, but to pare the list down to only 4 or 5 honorees.

This year was no exception, and the honorees are as follows: Captain Howard Markle Commanding Officer Puget Sound Shipyard, Rick Tift Executive Director Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Mike Stevens, Kitsap Sun (Retired) and Stacy Dore’ Kitsap Humane Society.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Kitsap golf and County Club  on Thursday April 20 at 6:00 PM. Register here.

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