January 17, 2013. On January 17th the bill to authorize the Colorado license plate commemorating USS Colorado (SSN-788) passed it’s first legislative hurdle. The Senate Finance Committee voted to approve Senator Bernie Herpin’s bill and send it along it’s legislative path. The bill will next go to the Senate Appropriations Committee and then to the full senate before being passed to the House side.
Welcome to USS Colorado (SSN-788) Commissioning Committee web site. USS Colorado (SSN-788) is the 15th Virginia Class submarine and is currently under construction at Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Ct. It is expected to be commissioned in October or November 2017. The committee's purposes are to promote awareness within the state, provide support for the crew, and to help organize and raise money for the events surrounding commissioning.
Nov 18, 2013. State Senator Bernie Herpin representing District 11 has submitted legislation for the next session of the legislature authorization of a special license plate for USS Colorado (SSN-788). Senator Herpin is a former Navy submariner having served on three fleet ballistic missile submarines.
December 2, 2013. Governor Hickenlooper today signed a letter lending his support to USS Colorado (SSN-788) Committee. He recognized the honor the role of the armed forces play in the lives of all Coloradans and the honor it was to have a ship bearing the name of the Centennial State. It is his hope that the effort would encompass Coloradans of all ages and backgrounds to demonstrate the states pride and enduring support of the military.
November 12, 2013. today retired Navy Captain Paul Stanton briefed the USS Colorado Committee on the Navy requirements and traditions associated with the commission of naval vessels. Mr. Stanton holds the position of Navy Commissioning Coordinator where he organizes the commissioning of all Navy ships. He provided information about the history of ship commissioning and all the events which surrounds a current commissioning. His information will be very useful to the Committee as it sets out to organize and plan it’s future activities.