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Those who would like to attend the commissioning of the USS Somerset need to submit name, address and phone number to Janet Vatavuk at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 »
To watch the commissioning of the USS Arlington, the Navy ship honoring the 184 people killed on September 11, 2001 on American Airlines Flight 77 and at the Pentagon, please click here. The ceremony begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, April 6, 2013.Find out more »
The deadline to request tickets to the April 6, 2013 commissioning of the USS Arlington is Friday, March 15, 2013. Ticket reservations for the commissioning may be made here.Find out more »
The future USS Somerset’s commander, Cole Hayes, has requested Somerset County road signs to be made for and sent to the ship, where they will be used to identify various hallways and areas onboard. Somerset County Commissioner John Vatavuk asked each township and municipality in the county to purchase one road sign. The county will order the signs through U.S. Municipal Supply to get a volume discount, which will cost $30.25 per sign. Each municipality and township may choose either their own…Find out more »