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:
https://aws.passkey.com/gt/216202754?gtid=84882caa48091ec8f7d76836e8dec45a

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

Our Presenting Sponsor