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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: