Base Meetings and Events
When: 1st Saturday of every month, 12 Noon (unless otherwise posted).
IMPORTANT NOTE Location and meeting time change:
We are back in business again following COVID-19 restrictions, with a few changes. So, please note the NEW TIME and LOCATION of our next meeting below. Please RSVP to CDR Richard Martin to make sure we have enough food (pizza) available. You can call him, or email him at email@example.com.
SUNDAY, March 7 -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Location: VFW Post at 2018 Windsor Rd., Loves Park, Illinois
(Directions: The VFW Post is located North of Riverside Blvd [Rockford], East of N. Alpine Rd, West of Mulford, and South of Harlem.)
The health of our members and their families is our #1 concern. This site provides us space for required social distancing. Please wear a mask for your sake, as well as other members. Hope you can join us.
From the North: From Beloit, travel South on Broad St., crossing over the Illinois border. Turn left (East) onto Gardner St. (Illinois Rt. 75). The Mustang Bar & Grill is about two blocks East on the right-hand side on the corner of Gardner and Thompson St.
From the East: Take I-90, getting off on Rt. 75 (West) exit. Rt. 75 is Gardner St. Mustang Bar & Grill is about 1.5 miles West on the left side of the corner of Gardner and Thompson St.
From the South via IL Rt. 2 (called Blackhawk Blvd in South Beloit): Go North and exit right onto Gardner St. (Route 75). Turn right onto Gardner St., just after crossing the railroad tracks before entering Wisconsin. The Mustang Bar & Grill is about two blocks East on the right-hand side on the corner of Gardner and Thompson St.
From the South via IL 251: Go North and turn left onto Gardner St. (Route 75). The Mustang Bar & Grill is about four blocks West on the left-hand side on the corner of Gardner and Thompson St.
From the West: Take Rt. 75 (East). Turn left onto Blackhawk Blvd. (IL Rt. 2), going about 2.3 miles to Gardner St. Turn right onto Gardner (Illinois Route 75). The Mustang Bar & Grill is about two blocks East on the right-hand side on the corner of Gardner and Thompson St.
Everyone loves a parade
We are getting the word out about our Base, thanks to the dedication and hard work of member, Richard Martin, who put together an eye-catching parade entry for the USS Illinois Base. We have more parades lined up this summer. Enjoy the photos!
USS Cobia (SS-245) sail gets paint job
Members of the USS Illinois Base joined other “Bubbleheads” in Manitowoc, WI, May 16-18, to help spruce up the topside of the USS Cobia in preparation for the 2017 SubFest in July. By the end of the trip, they were masters of both scraping and painting.
Share in the Camaraderie
USS Illinois Base is a veteran’s organization based in northern IL and southern WI that holds meetings and events to both honor fallen submariners and foster camaraderie among active and veteran submariners. As a sub-organization of USSVI, we support a strong submarine force. Join us as a member or associate member today! We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.