Current Status (as of December 13, 2019):
- Invitation Lists:
- Website invite requests entered on our website before 03 December 2018 have been submitted to the US NAVY.
- Invitations for Donors who donated on or before 03 December 2018 have been submitted to the US NAVY.
- Additional submissions will happen approximately every other week until January 2019. Next submission will be December 20, 2018.
- Invitations: MAILED VIA US MAIL WEEK OF DECEMBER 10th. IF YOU DONATED, REQUESTED TICKETS VIA THE WEBSITE, OR ARE A GUEST OF A CREWMEMBER, YOU SHOULD RECEIVE YOUR INVITATION WITHIN THE NEXT SEVEN TO TEN DAYS. REMEMBER TO RSVP IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE PACKET.
- Tickets: Will be mailed after December 27, 2018 ONLY AFTER a RSVP is received. (see process below)
- Last Database update from the USN was received on November 1st. Our Database is currently inoperative.
Commissioning Ceremony — Invitation mailings are a two step process.
- IF you have not yet requested tickets, you can request your invitation/tickets to the ceremony by clicking here
- Starting in late 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 will be mailed by US Mail after December 27, 2018.
CHAIRMAN’s FRIDAY RECEPTION AND COMMISSIONING BREAKFAST INVITATIONS
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 2018 or early January 2019.