SHIP / SITE / PARKING UPDATES

PLEASE FOLLOW PARKING INSTRUCTIONS IN YOUR TICKET PACKET.  DUE TO ANTICIPATED HIGH ATTENDANCE THIS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Parking Reminder for USS SIOUX CITY (LCS 11) Commissioning

Please refer to the parking information provided in your ticket package for your designated parking location.

If for any reason you have not received your tickets, or cannot find your parking card, please proceed to the Harry S Truman Park and Ride located at the corner of Harry S Truman Parkway and Riva Road. Shuttle buses will transport all guests to the ceremony site. A Will Call station will also be located at this site from 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Due to wet conditions this week the ground is very soft. We recommend appropriate footwear to stay dry and women should avoid heels. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning as we welcome USS SIOUX CITY to the Navy’s Surface Fleet!

TICKETS / COMMISSIONING CEREMONY

Ticket registration for the USS Sioux City LCS 11 Commissioning Ceremony is now closed.  Commissioning tickets are being mailed.  Parking instructions will be included with tickets. The Commissioning Ceremony begins at 9am sharp.  Please know there will be a large crowd at this event and it will take a lot of time for attendees to go through security – please leave yourself plenty of time!
The Chairman’s Reception is an invitation-only event and begins at 7pm on Friday evening. Please refer to the FAQ page for additional information.

WILL CALL

WILL CALL TICKET SUPPORT IN ANNAPOLIS 13-16 NOVEMBER 2018 (NOON-8PM WESTIN HOTEL, ANNAPOLIS)

If for any reason you do not receive your tickets prior to the USS SIOUX CITY (LCS 11) Commissioning Events this week there will be a Will Call table set up at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis (100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401) on Tuesday 11/13 through Friday 11/16 from 12 Noon to 8 PM for you to pick up replacement tickets.  Please have the name of the person who registered via the website and bring a government issued ID to receive your tickets.  

WILL CALL TICKET SUPPORT ON COMMISSIONING DAY – 17 NOVEMBER 2018 (5-7:30AM TRUMAN PARK & RIDE LOT, ANNAPOLIS AND US NAVAL ACADEMY GATE 1 5-8:15AM)

 If for any reason you do not receive your tickets prior to the USS SIOUX CITY (LCS 11) Commissioning Ceremony and you are driving to Annapolis on Saturday 17 November for the Commissioning Ceremony please proceed to the Harry S. Truman Park and Ride Lot (address: 200 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401) where a Will Call table will be set up from 5 – 7:30 AM to pick up replacement tickets.   Please have the name of the person who registered via the website and bring a government issued ID to receive your replacement tickets.   Once you receive your tickets you will board shuttle buses to the Naval Academy for the ceremony.  PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE PARKING AREA EARLY – there are 6,000 attendees expected for this event!  

If you live locally, or are visiting and staying in downtown Annapolis, and plan to walk on to the US Naval Academy for the Ceremony on 17 November and have not received your tickets there will be a Will Call set up at Gate 1 of the US Naval Academy from 5 – 8:15 AM.   Please have the name of the person who registered via the website and bring a government issued ID to receive your replacement tickets.  Once you receive your tickets you will be allowed to proceed through Security enter the Naval Academy where you will need to walk to the Ceremony for further security screening.  PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE EVENT TO PICK UP YOUR TICKETS AND TO MAKE IT THROUGH SECURITY IN TIME FOR THE EVENT.

COMMISSIONING CEREMONY LIVE STREAM

Live streaming of the USS Sioux City Commissioning Ceremony will be live on the below page on Saturday 17 November at 0855

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ANNAPOLIS BUSINESSES SUPPORTING THE COMMISSIONING
The following Annapolis businesses welcome USS Sioux City crewmembers and their families, and the people coming from her namesake city, Sioux City, Iowa, as they visit Annapolis and celebrate the Commissioning. The men and women of the crew, their families and our visitors, identified by red, silicone wristbands saying USS Sioux City Commissioning are eligible for the following discounts:

Carpaccio – 10%
Annebeth’s – 10%
Rams Head Tavern – 20% excluding weekly specials and Happy Hour
Federal House – 15%
Shades of the Bay – 15% excluding already discounted items
McGarvey’s Saloon and Oyster Bar – 10%
Historic Annapolis Museum Store – 10% of regularly priced merchandise, excludes sale & consignment
USNA Gift Shop – 20% plus no sales tax
Brio Tuscan Grille-Annapolis Towne Centre – 20% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages
Back Creek Books – 10%
Harry Brownes Restaurant – 10% at lunch / 20% at dinner
Light House Bistro – 15%
Red Hot & Blue BBQ Grill Annapolis – 15%
Alpaca International – 20% off all regularly priced merchandise
Mr Scherfel Menswear – 10%
Bread and Butter Kitchen – 10%
Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis – 10% Crew & Family Only
Pasticcio Fresh Italian Kitchen – 10% discount on food
HOBO – 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Starbucks Coffee Company – Free reusable cup with $0.10 off with use
Academy Flowers – 20% off any floral pick up from the store
Tara’s Gifts and Parties – 10% off regular price merchandise

Local by Design-Downtown Annapolis – 10% off all merchandise
Hats in the Belfry – 10%
Brown Eyed Girl-A Funky Boutique – 10% off regular price merchandise
Main and Market Catering, Café and Bakery – Free cup of Rise Up Coffee and Signature Pumpkin Mini Muffin
Lilac Bijoux – 15% off including sale items
Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits – 10%
Sadona Salon & Spa – 20% off regularly priced services and products
Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs – 10% off all food and drink
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – 10%
Blackwall Hitch – 15%
Boat Yard Bar & Grill – 10%
City Dock Coffee – 20%
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits – 10%
O’Briens Oyster Bar – 10%
Miss Shirley’s – 10%
Café Ole – 10%
The Crabby Quilter – 15%
Papa John’s Pizza – Use online promo code SOFOWELCOME for a 40% discount
Re-Sails – 10%, some exclusions apply
The Kitchen on West Street – 15%

COMMISSIONING WEEK SPONSORS
ABOUT THE USS SIOUX CITY (LCS 11)

While the USS Sioux City is the 11th in the class of fast and versatile Littoral Combat Ships, it is the first time that Sioux City has been honored as a namesake city.

The USS Sioux City, was christened on January 30, 2016 by ship’s sponsor Mrs. Mary Winnefeld, wife of the former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld.

Designed to be agile and stealthy surface combatants, Littoral Combat Ships are capable of defeating the anti-access threats of nations who challenge our freedom of navigation in contested areas like the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea. This warfighting platform incorporates innovative construction, manning, training and operational concepts geared toward ensuring a continual forward presence… Part of a maritime presence that guarantees maritime security for the United States, her allies and her friends.

NEWS

Variety of Roles Possible for USS Sioux City

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Originally Published in Sioux City Journal November 16, 2018 By Nick Hytrek nhytrek@siouxcityjournal.com ARLINGTON, Va. -- When the U.S. Navy was facing the replacement of a class of aging small frigates, leaders wanted new ships that were small, fast and maneuverable. Planners conceived of a ship that could be reconfigured…
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