DEDICATED TO THE AQUANAUGHTS OF INNER SPACE - THE SUBMARINERS

The USSVI Submariner's 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.

"To Honor Those Who Serve, Past, Present, and Future". Lest We Forget

Creed in three parts

 05/03/2016

Creed Section 1: 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.

Camaraderie Section 2: In addition to perpetuating the memory of departed shipmates, USSVI provides a way for all Submariners to gather for mutual benefit and enjoyment. The common heritage as Submariners is strengthened by camaraderie. USSVI supports a strong United States Submarine Force.

Perpetual remembrance Section 3: The organization engages in various projects and deeds that bring about the perpetual remembrance of those shipmates who have given the supreme sacrifice. USSVI also endeavors to educate all third parties it comes in contact with about the services United States submariners performed and how the sacrifices of lost shipmates made possible the freedom and lifestyle Americans enjoy today.

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We meet the Third Thursday each month

 03/22/2018

Smoky Mountain Submarine Veterans meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Golden Corral 6612 Clinton Hwy Knoxville TN, 6:00 to socialize and eat dinner, the meeting starts at 7:00, yes bring your wife."

What is a base?

 05/10/2016

A base is a chartered chapter of the United States Sumbarine Veterans Inc (USSVI).  Smoky Mountain Submarine Veterans became a chartered base on the 24th of May 2006.  There are 155 chapters nation wide and 5 chapters here in Tennessee. 

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Welcome to the Smoky Mountain Base

Welcome to Our Website. What is a base? It is the people who make it up. From the leadership to the members, we are all "Brothers of the Phin" who band together, not only to just be part of a group, but to be part of a family. If you qualified on Submarines, you know the special bond you share, and here, continue to share. So, if you are in our area and want to see what we are all about, come to one of our meetings, kick the tires and get in behind the wheel for a non-committal run. Bring your wife along.

  • Need something to do? Come on out to one of our meetings. There is nothing better than sharing experiences with those that have been there.
  • Get involved! Help us help others. Something as simple as a visit with kids that are in the hospital can make a huge difference.
  • Moving forward. We are always looking for ways to make a difference. Contact us with your ideas anytime with the contact form
  • We love our subs. Please see our news section for the latest submarine news we could find

With so many important and rewarding things to do, how can you not want to get involved?

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Rain

Some people feel the rain, others just get wet

-Bob Marley

War

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

-George Washington

Courage

Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

-Napoléon Bonaparte