Invitation Update 12 OCT 2018

 Commissioning Ceremony — Invitation mailings are a two step process.

  • Starting in November, the US NAVY will begin mailing out invitations via US Mail. These envelopes will include an invitation, information on the ceremony, and a RSVP Card.  YOU MUST RETURN THE RSVP OR RSVP VIA EMAIL at the address provided.  The RSVP Card will provide each guest with the chance to reply and request the number of tickets they would like to receive.
  • Once the US NAVY receives your RSVP, they will schedule you for a second mailing.  This second mailing will include Commissioning Ceremony Tickets, General Information, Parking Information and Security/Safety Information.  The Second Mailings are anticipated to start going out in December.
  • You will be able to check the status of your Invitation, RSVP or Ceremony tickets on this website’s ticket status page.


Reception invitations to the Friday Chairman’s Reception and the Commissioning VIP Breakfast are distributed on a limited basis to Distinguished Guests, Crewmembers, and select Donors (based on Donation Category).    These invitations will be distributed via email in December.