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Past Events › Ship's commissioning/christening
The Commissioning of the USS Somerset will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00am at 1 Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. Details can be found here. There are no tickets available – 7,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony. Among the speakers at the commissioning ceremony will be Gen. James F. Amos, Marine Corps Commandant, who is to give the keynote address; Captain Thomas L. Dearborn, who will be USS Somerset’s commanding officer and ship’s sponsor Mary Jo Myers, wife…Find out more »
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 11:00am EST, watch the USS Somerset Commissioning live here or here. Mary Jo Myers, wife of Air Force General (ret.) Richard Myers former chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, is the USS Somerset’s sponsor. Gen. James F. Amos, Marine Corps Commandant, will give the commissioning ceremony’s keynote address. Captain Thomas L. Dearborn will be the commanding officer of the ship.Find out more »
The ship that will soon join the US Navy as the USS Somerset arrived in Philadelphia on Friday, February 21, 2014. The ship will be commissioned on Saturday, March 1, 2014. One of three ships named in honor of those killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, USS Somerset honors the crew and passengers of United Flight 93, which went down in Somerset County, PA as they struggled with the terrorists for control of the plane. 22 tons of steel from a crane that stood…Find out more »
The Commissioning of the USS Somerset, the Navy ship honoring the crew and passengers of United Flight 93, will take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The public is invited to attend the ceremony by requesting free tickets online. Originally, the deadline to obtain tickets was in November 2013, but some last-minute tickets have become available. To request these tickets, please contact Janet Vatavuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-467-5137. A bus will be leaving Somerset County for Philadelphia on Friday,…Find out more »
Those who would like to attend the commissioning of the USS Somerset need to submit name, address and phone number to Janet Vatavuk at email@example.com or by phone at 814-467-5137 by Saturday, November 23, 2013. The Navy will then send an invitation to those who have made an RSVP. After receiving a Naval invitation, attendees will need to RSVP to the Navy to receive a ticket. Tickets are free. Without a ticket, no one will have access to the dock or to the commissioning ceremony. Tickets are required for…Find out more »
The commissioning of the USS Arlington will take place on Saturday April 6, 2013 in Norfolk, Virginia. Arlington’s commissioning will take place at Naval Station Norfolk’s Pier 14, at 12:30pm. Only those holding passes may attend the ceremony. To obtain a pass, you must have requested an invitation by March 15, 2013. The public will be able to watch the commissioning ceremony online by clicking here.Find out more »