On Saturday August 9th, members of the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee set up a booth at the Erie Air Fair at Erie Municipal Airport. The event was very well attended, with an estimated crowd of about 3500. The booth had Jon Sorenson’s model of USS Colorado (SSN 788) on display as well as a large poster with information about the boat. Members of the Committee answered questions, passed out brochures order forms for ball caps and applications for Navy League membership. The display seemed like a big hit with attendees with many interested people stopping by.
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.