Trenton Navy Week – Part 6 – Saturday May 7th

Today consisted of tours of the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) for crew members and setting up displays in the officers’ wardroom to showcase the submarine, the commissioning committee, and US Navy recruiting. Several tours went through the battleship and visitors stopped by to meet the sailors. The weather was horrendous Read More

Trenton Navy Week – Part 4 – Thursday May 5th

Today we switched out crew members, bringing new sailors up from VA while the original ones headed back to the submarine and shipyard. The XO remained for continuity and oversight to ensure things continued smoothly. While six sailors joined the Navy Week activities at a ‘rescue mission’ in Trenton, the Read More

Trenton Navy Week – Part 3 – Wednesday May 4th

Our originally scheduled school visit had to be cancelled due to some issues getting sufficient youngsters to attend. The 12 PCU New Jersey crew members instead joined the rest of the Navy Week sailors at a cleanup operation at Alberta Woods Park in Camden, NJ. Our own committee member (recently Read More

Trenton Navy Week – Part 2 – Tuesday May 3rd

Our committee’s portion of Navy Week (which we’re supplementing with additional crew members as a ‘namesake visit’) kicked off with a visit to the major defense contractor L3Harris in Trenton, NJ. https://www.l3harris.com/ The folks at L3Harris really rolled out the red carpet and gave us an extensive tour allowing crew Read More

Navy Week In New Jersey

‘Navy Week’ is coming to Trenton and the surrounding area the week of May 2nd and crew members from the New Jersey will be joining. The committee has managed to double the number of attendees from the submarine and will be combining Navy Week with our own activities to create Read More

SUBFEST – Coming June 18th, 2022!

Join us to meet and celebrate crew members of the new Virginia-class submarine THE USS NEW JERSEY! She’s currently wrapping up construction and will be joining the fleet next year. Meanwhile we’re bringing her crew to her namesake state to join the Jersey family and get to know us while Read More

Trenton Fleet Week

The crew of the NJY intends to maximize its support for Trenton Fleet Week 2-8 May.  We look forward to seeing a large portion of the crew attend several events and continue to better get to know its namesake state!

A Great Second ‘Namesake Visit’

Crew members visited New Jersey this past weekend for the second of our ‘namesake visits’ where we introduce the crew to NJ and NJ to the crew. Each visit is intended to highlight aspect of New Jersey’s history, economy, and culture and to let as many people in NJ as Read More

USS New Jersey Christening

On a windy but sunny Saturday in Virginia, the USS New Jersey was christened! A major milestone in the life of a US Navy vessel is the christening. In this case it was an opportunity to officially name the USS New Jersey and also recognize and honor the men and Read More

Montgomery/Rocky Hill Rotary Club

Committee Chairman, Stephen Hutton, met with the Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill to present information about the submarine USS New Jersey (SSN-796) and the commissioning committee’s goal and objectives. The audience were very engaged and had lots of questions about the boat and it’s crew. Thanks to Paul Blodgett for Read More

Our First Namesake Visit

On October 1st six crew members visited NJ as part of an ongoing series of ‘namesake’ visits designed to build a lasting relationship between the new submarine and the state of New Jersey. Day 1 After driving up from Virginia the sailors gave a brief presentation and conducted a Q&A Read More

Committee Visit To Newport News

On August 19th several committee members travelled to Hampton Roads Navy base in Virginia to present sailor the year awards We also met the incoming CO to discuss *namesake visits and other activities the committee will be involved in with the crew of the boat. More details and photos to Read More

Raritan Bay Power Squadron Event 6/26/2021

Thanks to the RBPS for inviting us to speak at their annual picnic event at the John C. Bartlett, Jr. County Park at Berkeley Island this past weekend. We appreciate the opportunity afforded us to present information about the PCU New Jersey*. The Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, and Introductions The Read More

Sailor of the Year for 2019

At this year’s installation dinner for the Central Jersey Council of the Navy League of the United States the commissioning committee honored the submarine’s ‘Sailor of the Quarter’. This was the first occasion that the committee joined with the Navy League to present an award to the submarine’s sailor of Read More

Dinner at Harolds

On January 24th, 2020 the CO, XO, COB and several family members sharing dinner with committee members at Harolds in Edison NJ.

1st Meeting With Senior Staff From The Boat

The Commanding Officer, CDR Joseph (Joe) Spinks; Executive Officer, LCDR Phil Jones; and Chief of the Boat, STSCS(SS) Hamilton T. Felt joined with committee members for an introductory dinner in New Brunswick at Old Man Rafferty’s on Thursday November 7th. This was a great start to what we hope will Read More

The Battleship Welcomes the CO and Chief Of the Boat

The Battleship welcomed CDR Joseph M. Spinks, Commanding Officer, and STSCS(SS) Hamilton T. Felt, Chief of the Boat, PCU New Jersey (SSN 796) The PCU New Jersey is a Virginia-class submarine, currently under construction in Newport News, Virginia. For more information about the visit and the Battleship New Jersey visit Read More

Name of New Submarine USS New Jersey Officially Announced

On May 24th 2015, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Liberty State Park, then-Navy Secretary Ray Mabus officially announced that the USS New Jersey will be the name of a new Virginia-class submarine. Our council were honored to be invited to attend and meet SECNAV Mabus as well as to Read More