The big event is right around the corner! USS Sioux City (LCS 11) will be commissioned at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 17, 2018. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the commissioning ceremony, the first time a major warship has ever been commissioned in Annapolis. It ties together our great maritime heritage, the Naval Academy and the Navy.
A ship’s commissioning is perhaps the most patriotic event you will ever attend. Watching a ship come to life and transition from a hunk of steel to a commissioned US Navy ship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and companies interested in supporting the commissioning of the USS Sioux City. Becoming a sponsor includes invitations to the week’s events and priority seating for the commissioning ceremony.
The USS Sioux City Commissioning Committee was established to coordinate the week’s activities. We have established a goal of raising $800,000 to fund the events, honors for the crew, and a Legacy Fund to support educational opportunities for the crew and their families for the life of the ship.
Designed to be agile and stealth surface combatants, Littoral Combat Ships are capable of engaging and defeating enemies who challenge our freedom of navigation in shallow contested areas like the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea. The ship incorporates innovative construction, manning, training, and operational concepts designed to be forward deployed around the world for long periods of time.
I hope to see you there, and please consider sponsoring the event HERE.