Request Tickets to the Commissioning

We are excited as our ship is now the next submarine to enter the Fleet. The commissioning will happen this summer in Norfolk Virginia. As soon as the Secretary of the Navy approves the date we will update this website with the official date. Shortly, we will provide information on logistics for all attendees. Several "by invitation" events surround the commissioning and occur only because of the generosity of donors - please be a donor! Events include: VIP Tours of the ship, Chairman's Reception, VIP Breakfast, the official U.S. Navy Commissioning Ceremony, Pier-side Commissioning Reception, Commissioning Committee and VIP Social. All funds for these events, less the official ceremony come from Donations. The Navy is very limited in what they can pay for. Please consider an appropriate donation with your request.

Invitations to the Commissioning are provided by the U.S. Navy rather than the Commissioning Committee. You should anticipate the invitation two months prior to the scheduled commissioning.  You will then be asked to RSVP with names to the Navy who will mail ticket packages, general information that will include security and parking information and any other information you may to attend the commissioning ceremony.  Each individual will require a ticket to attend the ceremony.

Please complete the following form and check back as the commissioning date approaches for the invitation mailing timeline, directions, and security information.