Welcome to USS Colorado (SSN-788) Commissioning Committee web site. USS Colorado (SSN-788) is the 15th Virginia Class submarine. It was delivered to the Navy on September 21, 2017 and is currently conducting shakedown operations. After shakedown is complete, it will be commissioned on March 17, 2018 at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, CT. 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.

30. September 2015 · Comments Off on USS Colorado Presentation at Denver Navy League · Categories: Other Event

On Friday September 25th, the Navy League Denver Council hosted a presentation about USS Colorado (SSN 788). The 75 attendees listened while CDR Ken Franklin called into the meeting from his home in Connecticut. He provided an update about the boat and the crew. He discussed recent construction status and the work of the crew to support shipyard operations and prepare for sea trials next year. He said that the crew had performed superbly in all their efforts to date. After his call, Committee Chair ‘JJ’ Mackin provided a presentation that included pictures from recent Committee events as well as plans for future events.

The Denver Council also presented awards to members of Sea Cadets as well as heard a presentation about their activities over the past year.

24. September 2015 · Comments Off on Audio from “An Evening with … Veterans” · Categories: Committee Event

We have recently posted audio from the July 29 event at History Colorado of the talk of our two WWII veterans. I think you will find them to be fascinating stories:

Listen to Andy’s talk

Listen to Ken’s talk

Listen to Ken’s words to the crew of SSN 788

24. September 2015 · Comments Off on USS Colorado Wines Now Available · Categories: Uncategorized

We are proud to announce the production of two USS Colorado labeled wines by Balistreri Vineyards. Balistreri Vineyards is a proud supporter of the U.S.S. Colorado Commissioning Committee. Winemaker John Balistreri has produced 2 special label wines for the Committee. These are wines the have been selected for service at the Chairman’s Reception during Commissioning Week. Please visit our Merchandise page for links on how to order..

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