Base Meetings and Events
When: 1st Saturday of every month, 12 Noon (unless otherwise posted).
The health of our members and their families is our #1 concern. Due to COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended our meetings. As soon as we have a confirmed meeting date and safe location that will provide us the space to practice required social distancing, we will let you. Please return to this site for future updates on meetings and/or social activities.
Stay safe -- We hope to get everyone back together soon!
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.