The tremendous events during the week of commissioning and the successful commissioning itself would not have been possible without the generous support of our Sponsors. Sponsorship significantly contributed to further enhancing the maritime connection of Annapolis and the Naval Academy and set in stone an incredible bond between the USS Sioux City and her namesake city, Sioux City, Iowa.
The success of the week is best summed up by the Chief Petty Officer who has served in the United States Navy for fifteen years and now serves on board the USS Sioux City, “I have never been so proud to serve in the Navy as I have been this week.”
Additionally, the support we received will help to establish a “Legacy Fund” in excess of $200,000 which will provide educational opportunities of the USS Sioux City’s sailors and their families. This fund will ensure resources are available for the academic and scholastic pursuits for the entire lifespan of the ship. Donations will directly contribute to this fund and is a meaningful way to show your thanks for the sacrifices our sailors and their families make each and every day.
Thank you for your commitment and support.
All the best,
Frank Thorp IV
Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)
Chairman, USS Sioux City Commissioning Committee