The inititial batch of invitations are in the mail. Excitement is building for the Commissioning scheduled for October 7 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT. The ceremony will take place at Naval Station Norfolk Pier 12. Directions and parking instuctions have been included in the packets. We have setup RSVP@usswashingtoncommissioning.org to handle RSVP's and and facilitate commissioning questions.
The Commissioning Committee sought a uniquely Pacific Northwest Sponsor’s gift. The Committee commissioned, Lisa Stirrett, a celebrated Northwest artist since 1987 to design and fashion an original glass plate that incorporates the State’s famous Seattle skyline, majestic mountain landmarks, and the ship’s crest.