Habitability Upgrades

Members of the Commissioning Committee traveled to Norfolk last week to discuss habitability upgrades for our beloved USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796). Peter Engelman, Paul Blodgett, and Julianne Dods had productive meetings with Captain Steven Halle, Chief of the Boat, Winfred Cameron, and several crew members. These discussions were crucial in Read More


Highlands Resident Russell Karshmer, a cadet in the jNROTC program at MAST, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, was honored at last week’s meeting of the Monmouth County Commissioners for his winning design of the commemorative coin for the Commissioning of the nation’s next fast attack submarine  – the Read More

Coffee For Sale

Wake up every morning with a great cup of coffee while knowing that you are supporting our sailors!! We are proud to announce that the New Jersey Commissioning Committee has formed a partnership with Bridging the Gap, a non-profit organization located in Manasquan, NJ.  Bridging the Gap is a veteran Read More

Dine On Us

The commissioning of a navy vessel is one of the most sacred events in a ship’s history.  It officially marks the entry of the ship into the fleet, making it a commissioned and active warship.  The order “Man the ship and bring her to life” signifies this entry. The week surrounding the Read More

Another Major Milestone

PCU NEW JERSEY (SSN-796) completed another major milestone towards delivery! They recently passed the Navy’s acceptance testing which is the final stages of becoming an operational unit to the fleet. “The crew’s performance was exceptional as they demonstrated a full range of operational capability, said Captain Steven Halle. “Their tenacity and Read More

BB-16 Coins Available For Purchase

Join us in celebrating SSN 796’s legacy with a BB-16 command coin. Take part in honoring the first US warship to be named New Jersey, and join forces with the legendary Battleship New Jersey BB-62. Let’s salute and celebrate together all three Jersey girls!  A must-have for any military history Read More

Committee Presents to Rotary Club of Morris Plains

This morning committee members Paul Blodgett and Stephen Hutton had the opportunity and privilege to make a presentation to the Rotary Club of Morris Plains describing our mission and informing about the future addition to the submarine fleet: the USS New Jersey (SSN 796). The presentation was well received and Read More