July 22, 2010 
psnba logo Puget Sound Naval Bases Association
 Standing on our legacy, building for the future
In This Issue
President's Message
Admiral Caldwell Announcement
Inaugural Golf Tournament
PSNBA Welcomes new VP of Public Relations
News from our Local Naval Bases
Upcoming Events

PSNBA is proudly supported by:

Platinum Members ($1,000):
AMI International
BAE Systems

Concurrent Technologies Corp.
EHT Enterprises
Federal Manager's Assoc. (Chapter 14)
General Dynamics / Electric Boat
Local Lodge 282

Naval Civilian Managers Association
Paladin Data Systems
Sabelhaus West Painting 
Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. 
Washington State Machinists Council
Gold Members($500): 
Applied Technical Systems (ATS)
Assistant Project Superintendent's Assoc.
Chinook Properties

Comfort Inn & Suites Bremerton

DLI Engineering
Fairfield Inn & Suites
KPS Health Plans
Land Title Company
Lockheed Martin

Magna Force, Inc.
National Association of Superintendents
Puget Sound Energy
Port Orchard Pavilion
Puget Sound Ship Repair Assoc.

SAFE Boats International
SAIC Ocean Technologies
Shaw Contract Group / Spectra Flooring

Third Place Company
Western Industrial, Inc.
And our Silver and Bronze Members.
We Appreciate your Support!
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Wendy Miles
Wendy Miles
Message from the President 

PSNBA is always on the lookout as to how we can be more effective in promoting the general economic welfare of shipyard workers, sailors, and community members in the Puget Sound.

On Wednesday, May 26, PSNBA leadership joined Admiral Frank Caldwell for a day long tour of several commands within Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor.  The group started with a brief from the Admiral at 8am and continued through site visits at Trident Training Facility, Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Submarine Development Squadron Five, Coast Guard operations, and a submarine tour of the USS Nebraska.  A debrief with Captain Olson closed out the tour at 6pm. (CLICK HERE to read the complete story about this fun and informative tour,)

We are grateful to Admiral Caldwell for making these arrangements and joining us throughout the day to help 'connect the dots' as we moved between commands and put the pieces together.  Building relationships with our local navy community is a critical piece of  PSNBA's work, so we  appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Bangor and its operations through the eyes of its commands. 

We continue to be very proud of our Navy and have an increased respect for the work that is done on land and sea to support its mission.  I am also honored to represent PSNBA, and its mission to support the Navy.

Wendy Miles

Admiral Caldwell Announcement

Rear Adm. (lower half) James F. Caldwell Jr., who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Caldwell is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group 9, Silverdale, Wash.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert Hennegan will be assigned as commander, Submarine Group 9, Silverdale, Wash. Hennegan is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

PSNBA Inaugural Golf Tournament

Don't miss the premier golf event of the season!
To learn more about how you can get involved CLICK HERE for more information.

Thank You to our Sponsors!
- Premier Media Sponsor -
Kitsap Sun Logo

- Admiral Sponsor -
CTC Logo

       - Banquet Sponsor -             - Captain Sponsor -
Suquamish Clearwater Casino

- Cart Sponsor -
CLP Resources

- Beverage Cart Sponsor -
Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill

PSNBA Welcomes new VP of Public Relations
Samantha Harlander
Samantha Harlander, originally from Norfolk, Virginia, has joined the Puget Sound Naval Bases Association as the new Vice President of Public Relations. She moved to Bremerton in April from Panama City, Florida. She relocated with her husband who is a Navy Diver stationed at COMSUBDEVRON FIVE.
Samantha graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 2004 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing and completed her Masters of Science in Corporate and Public Communication in 2008 from Florida State University.
News from our Local Naval Bases
NEWS FLASH! Updates from Congressman Dicks Office on PSNBA 2010 Briefing Issues
BREMERTON, Wash. (PSNBA) - Fresh on the heels of releasing the annual advocacy report to members comes news from our elected officials!
Read the update here:

Big Changes Ahead for Naval Base Kitsap's Missouri Gate
BREMERTON, Wash. (courtesy Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun) - Trucks bound for Naval Base Kitsap likely will get their own off-ramp from Navy Yard Highway.
The House Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee accepted an amendment Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Belfair, to add $6.2 million in improvements to the base's Missouri gate.
Read more:

Submarine Group 9 Sailors Participate in Day of Caring
BANGOR, Wash (NNS) -  Sailors assigned to Submarine Group 9 participated in the United Way of Kitsap County's 17th Annual Day of Caring June 23.
"It is great to see so many people here to help because we really rely on the support of the community and volunteers to help meet the patients and families needs," said Valerie Younger, deputy executive director of Hospice of Kitsap County. "The Sailors here have really impressed me with their hard work and ability to do so much with very little direction. We are so very grateful for their help."
Read the full story at:
Upcoming Events 

PSNBA General Board Meeting
Date: August 9, 2010
Time: 4:45 p.m. General Board Meeting
Place: Norm Dicks Government Center
345 Sixth Street (corner of Sixth and Pacific) Bremerton, WA
6th Floor, Mayor's Conference Room

General Board meetings are open to all PSNBA members and interested individuals.

PSNBA Monthly Social Hour
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Anthony's Harborside Restaurant, Bremerton Harborside

Please join us at Anthony's Homeport Restaurant, Bremerton Harborside, for a casual social hour. This is a great opportunity to network with PSNBA Board Members and individuals from the community, navy, and shipyard. Appetizers are on us!

Please contact us at if you have any questions or would like to attend.

Pacific NW Defense Symposium
August 12, 2010
Place: Kitsap Conference Center - Bremerton, WA

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, in partnership with the NW Defense Coalition, will co-host the second annual event. This year's focus is on showcasing the region's maritime assets.

To learn more and to register CLICK HERE

We thank the following community member for renewing their support:

Platinum Level:
Raytheon - Keyport, Washington

Would you like to become of member of PSNBA? Membership is open to any individual or business who shares our goal of maintaining a strong naval presence in the Puget Sound Region.
Click here to download a membership application and join today!
Or contact us at and we will mail a membership form to you.
For over 64 years, PSNBA has worked diligently so the Navy and Congress never forget that Kitsap County is home to the Navy's past, present, and future.
Thank you for your support!