Posted by: arbeam | August 16, 2017

Oct 7: Commissioning of the USS Washington (SSN-787)

President’s Corner: I want to thank RDML Mike Sharp, CAPT Kathy DiMaggio and the entire commissioning committee for all their hard work. After 4 years of planning commissioning preparations for the USS Washington (SSN-787), we are in the homestretch. The USS Washington will be commissioned on Saturday 7 October at 8 AM PDT on Pier 12 Norfolk Naval Station VA.

The invitations will be mailed out this week.  This is a two-step process: the invitation will ask for how many tickets you desire and your mailing address. If you signed up to attend and have not received an invitation by the end of the month please contact me at

Due to the date delay we were not able to establish a headquarters hotel with a room block. There are three recommended hotels in downtown Norfolk, all within walking distance from each other. There are many events happening during this period and rooms are going fast. Make your room reservations now!

Hilton Norfolk The Main  100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Norfolk Waterside Marriott  235 E Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel 777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510

We have arranged bus transportation to the various ceremonies to leave from each of these hotels.

Other Norfolk Area Hotels

Hampton Inn Norfolk (Naval Base)
8501 Hampton Blvd.

Wyndham Garden Norfolk (Downtown)
700 Monticello Avenue

Residence Inn by Marriott (Downtown)
227 West Brambleton Avenue

Courtyard by Marriott (Downtown)
520 Plume Street

More Details to follow:






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