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Base Meeting and Events

Meetings

When: 1st Saturday of every month, 12 Noon (unless otherwise posted). 

We are back to business again following COVID-19 restrictions. Hope you can join us at our next meeting. Wives and guests are invited. 

Saturday, November 5, 2022 - Noon - Location: Mustang Bar & Grill, 482 Gardner St., South Beloit, IL

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - Noon  - Location: Mustang Bar & Grill, 482 Gardner St., South Beloit, IL

Upcoming "After Holiday Pary" In January 2023 in lieu of regular base meeting -- Date and location to be announced soon.

Directions

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.

Our Gallery

Submarines fly under water

The USS Illinois Base found the perfect venue to share the legacy of WWII submarines with WWII pilots and crew during the annual WWII WarBird Weekend held Sept. 23-25, 2021 in Janesville, Wis. Did you inow 241 pilots from down U.S. planes were rescued by U.S. subs? In total 2,400 people owned their lives to being rescued by U.S. Subs. Base members handled ticket booths for the entire event, as well as introduced attendees to life on the boats. Enjoy the photos!

USS Cobia (SS-245) sail gets paint job

Members of the USS Illinois Base joined other “Bubbleheads” in Manitowoc, Wis. three to four times a year to help spruce up the USS Cobia in preparation for SubFest in July. By the end of the trip, they were masters of both scraping and painting. This WWII boat has Smithsonian recognition for volunteers restoring the Cobia to her original 1943 configuration. Interested in help keep submarine history alive? We look for sub sailors and their families, or just submarine enthusiasts to join us in these working parties. Contact us for details.

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.

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