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.

27. December 2017 · Comments Off on Commissioning Information · Categories: Commissioning

Commissioning Invitations

We have sent our first batches of invitations to the Navy and have one or two more to go. For those interested in attending requests for invitations will remain open until December 31st. Invitations should be mailed by mid to late January. Recall that you must RSVP to the invitation to receive your tickets
We will be accepting requests for invitations on our web site until December 31st. The requests will be forwarded to the Navy who will send out the invitations in the latter half of January. You will need to RSVP to the invitation in order to receive your tickets to the Commissioning.

Commissioning Week Schedule of Events

For the general public the Commissioning Ceremony will be at 11 AM on Saturday March 17th at Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT. Instructions for parking will follow with your tickets after you have accepted the invitations.
• After the ceremony there will be a reception for all at the head of the pier. We intend to feature Colorado food and beverage products.
• The boat will be open for tours until about 4 PM.
• In the evening there will be a no host dinner at the Marriott.
• If you are arriving early, there are a number of interesting places to see in the area. More will be posted on our web site as we get closer.
• For donors at the Long’s Peak Level and above, there will be several events on Friday starting about 10 AM. During the day we will have a series of tours of USS Colorado and selected submarine base training facilities. There will be a clambake at noon on the base. In the evening the Charmian’s Reception is a very memorable event where a number of presentations are made to the crew.
• There will be party for the crew and their families on Thursday.
For a more complete description about Commissioning week events please see our Commissioning Week page

Commissioning Week Reservations

The Committee has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Marriott at a rate of $129 per night. To make reservations in this block visit:

AAA Colorado, a long term Committee Sponsor, will assist with travel and room reservations for those interested and has agreed to waive their service fee. To have them assist you, contact either of the following:

Stephanie Portugal, 303-753-8800×8122, sportugal@colorado.aaa.com
Kim Swanson, 303-753-8800×8124, kswanson@colorado.aaa.com

09. March 2017 · Comments Off on Commissioning Date Update · Categories: Commissioning

We were recently informed that the Navy is now considering October 21st and November 4th as the dates for Commissioning. This is pushed back by about three weeks from the original dates being considered. This is based on some delays to the schedule that the boat has encountered. We will publish any additional information as it becomes available.

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