ATTENDANCE AT ALL EVENTS IS BY INVITATION ONLY

  • Platform and Distinguished Guests Assembly
    Hosted by the MICHAEL MONSOOR Commissioning Committee
    RED CEREMONY TICKETS REQUIRED.  For VIP’s, Donors at Vice Admiral Level or higher, committee members and invited guests only.
    Invitations were enclosed with tickets or provided via email
    Date/Time:    Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. (Doors will be open by 0700 to facilitate early arrivals)
    Place:             Island Club, Naval Air Station, North Island
    Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard, San Diego, California
    Scope:            Stand up continental breakfast
    All guests will be briefed at 9:10 a.m. and then transported to Commissioning Ceremony.  Return transportation after the ceremony is available to bring guests back to  retrieve their cars.
    PARKING INFORMATION (Click here)
    Dress:            Military Platform Participants:  TBD
    Military:  Service Dress Blue or service equivalent;
    Civilian:  Business Attire (Suit or coat and tie)

    ** Please click here to review Ship Tour requirements and Security Access notes **

 

  • MICHAEL MONSOOR Commissioning Ceremony
    Hosted by the United States Navy.  Ticket is required
    Tickets have been mailed.  If you RSVP’d and did not receive your tickets a ticket will call is available on Friday — click here for more information
    Date/Time:    Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
    RECOMMEND ARRIVING EARLY — Over 4500 guests are expected!
    Place:             Naval Air Station, North Island, Coronado, California
    Dress:            Military Platform Participants:  Per invitation.
    Military:  Service Dress Blues; Civilian:  Business Attire
    Parking: After passing thru the security check at the Naval Air Station Main gate, guests will be directed to a parking lot a short walk from the pier.  Golf carts will be available for those needing assistance.
    ** Please click here to review Ship Tour requirements and Security Access notes **
    ** In order for the security process to flow smoothly and for you and your guests to be seated in time for the ceremony, please ensure that you arrive at the site by 8:30 a.m.  The ceremony will start promptly at 10:00 am.
              
  • Post-Commissioning Reception
    Hosted by the MICHAEL MONSOOR Commissioning Committee
    Invitation not required.  Open to all attendees at Commissioning Ceremony
    Date/Time:    Saturday, January 26, 2019, immediately following ceremony
    Place:             Commissioning pier

Tours of USS MICHAEL MONSOOR  are anticipated to be available for Commissioning Ceremony Attendees following the Commissioning Ceremony.  



Ship Tour/Visit Requirements: No open toed shoes, backpacks, large bags, baby strollers or walkers.  Everyone must be ambulatory and able to walk up and down several flights of stairs.  There are NO handicap devices onboard to assist guests.

Naval Base Security Requirements:

All vehicles will pass thru a security checkpoint at the main gate.  Federal or state issued photo identification card (example: military identification, driver’s license, passport, etc.) is required.  Tickets for ceremony are required.   Naval Base will have all lines open at the main gate, but even with additional personnel, we expect there to be a possibly significant wait to get on base with the number of people attending the ceremony.  Please plan accordingly.

Pier Security Requirements:

Pier security screening will take time also.  All guests will pass through a security checkpoint before entering the pier.  Security precautions mandate that all invited guests are required to have a federal or state issued photo identification card (example: military identification, driver’s license, passport, etc.) for pier access.  Children under 16 are exempt with an adult escort.  Please have your photo ID and tickets available upon arrival.

The pier security checkpoint will include metal detectors, bag inspections and military working dogs.  Guests are asked not to bring large bags, backpacks or coolers.  However, small diaper bags and purses will be allowed.  All bags, purses, wallets, backpacks, coats, etc. are subject to search for weapons, explosives, and contraband.  No weapons including knives or sharp pointed objects are allowed at any commissioning event. No beverages or liquids will be allowed thru the security checkpoint.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding regarding these procedures required by the U.S. Navy for your safety, the safety of the crew, and the protection of the newest commissioned warship afloat.  In order for the security process to flow smoothly for you and your guests, please be ready for these security checks and arrive early (especially for the ceremony).