About Us

The city of Tucson was honored to have a nuclear submarine named after it . The USS TUCSON (SSN 770) was commissioned on Sept 5, 1995 and is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii . Its crew and their families make countless sacrifices protecting the American way of life and the freedoms we so deeply cherish.
A non-profit committee of concerned citizens was created to establish and maintain a long-term relationship between the USS TUCSON and our city . The Tucson Council of The United States Navy League sponsors this committee.

In order to provide greater opportunity for all citizens and organizations to support the USS TUCSON, a 770 CLUB has been formed. "770" is the hull number of this submarine and provides a fitting name for the Club. Membership in the 770 Club is open to all individuals and organizations. CLUB MEMBERS ARE V.I .P.'S and are invited to participate in the events associated with the submarine. The activities usually include:
An annual trip to Hawaii or San Diego of several days duration to visit the submarine, its crew and other military activities . Typically 20-25 members from the club will be able to go out to sea during each visit.
Hosting the Commanding Officer and crewmembers during their annual trip to Tucson. A wide range of activities will be planned for these visits.
Interacting with the Commanding Officer and crew in building friendships and relationships .
USS TUCSON 770 CLUB TEAM TUCSON All of us working together for the crew.
The Sailors of the Year (SOY) are brought to Tucson to participate in the annual Rodeo Parade and Rodeo during February.
Support of the ship's welfare and recreation activities .
Speeches by the Commanding Officer in Tucson.
Gifts for the boat, such as exercise equipment, not provided by the Navy.
Media coverage on television and newspapers.
Building on the existing successful relationships with local schools and businesses .
Communications with the submarine and 770 Club members.
Donations are spent directly in support of the officers, the crew and families of the USS Tucson. Travel and related expenses for 770 Club members are the responsibility of the individual .
Information Contacts :
Gary Bartlett - Chairman
E-mail: garybartlett@sprintmail.com

Ben Buehler-Garcia - Vice-Chariman
E-mail: bbg@theriver.com
Phone: (520) 624-4262

We thank you for your patriotism, interest and participation.
Your donation makes YOU A Very Important Person (VIP) of the
USS TUCSON 770 Club.
TEAM TUCSON

YES! I would like to become a member of the USS TUCSON 770 Club
Tax-deductible donations for membership in the 770 Club are yearly :
1 - Gold Corporate $770.00+ (Plaque and 10 membership cards)

2 - Silver Corporate $250.00+ (Certificate and 3 membership cards)

3 - Blue Individual $25.00 A Blue Individual Life membership is available for $200.

Individuals and organizations interested in joining please complete this application and send your check payable to the USS TUCSON 770 Club to :
USS TUCSON 770 CLUB
P.O. Box 42015
Tucson, Arizona 85733
Membership cards and tax-deductible (EIN 90-0443422) receipt will be provided .