Please look on the AMERICA Milestones page for a video from Ingalls Shipyard. It’s a thing of beauty!
As we’ve previously noted, attendance at the Commissioning ceremony for USS AMERICA (LHA 6) is by invitation only. Please send your invitation request to Captain Kris Carlock at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve already done so, you do not need to re-request. Your official invitation will be sent out about two months before the Commissioning event, at which time you will be able to specify the number of tickets you will need. Admission tickets will be sent out about one month before the event. We may have to limit the number of tickets for each request, depending upon demand, and number of seats available.
7 February 2014: The Commissioning AMERICA Committee announces its Commissioning Ceremony Invitation Procedure.
Attendance at the USS AMERICA Commissioning Ceremony, now slated to occur in late September /early October 2014, will be by invitation only. Please click on the “Commissioning Ceremony Attendance” button in the masthead above for pertinent information.
We hope you can join us for this glorious event!
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1 February 2014: Due to scheduling changes, we now anticipate the ship’s commissioning in late September / early October this year.
21 January 2014: Invitations! We’ve received several inquiries about attendance at the Commissioning ceremony. We are formulating our Invitations Policy now. Please check our “Invitations” page from time to time to learn details on how to get your request added to our list.
22 November 2013: Video of USS AMERICA during her recent Builder’s Sea Trials. Elegant!
5 November 2013: Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) departs Ingalls Shipyard to begin Builder’s Sea Trials. During the trials, the ship’s main propulsion, communications, steering, navigational and radar systems will be tested for the first time at sea.
23 October 2013: We’ve added a “Support” page to our website. Now you can see the levels of support we encourage, and the recognition you’ll receive for generously giving to this great ship’s commissioning!
10 October 2013: USS AMERICA’s Captain, Bob Hall attended the Commissioning Committee’s first meeting by remote link today. Here’s his brief to the Committee, with lots of interesting information about the ship: Captain Hall’s Brief to the Commissioning Committee. Note the “Proud to be an American” banner at the end of the presentation. All Posts ©2013 Thomas L Snyder