November 2023 Newsletter

Letter from the Commissioning Committee Greetings, With five months remaining until the commissioning of the attack submarine USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796), we both cheer eagerly anticipated details of the event, and pause in reflection of Naval history. Recently, the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, announced Read More

New Merchandise

November 2023 Newsletter Plenty of new OFFICIAL SSN 796 merchandise has arrived in the store, including collectible shot glasses, classic holiday ornaments, and cozy sweatshirts.  Plan your early holiday shopping at https://ussnjcc.myshopify.com/ .

Coin Design Contest – FINAL DAYS!

November 2023 Newsletter The USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) Commissioning Committee is sponsoring a Coin Design Contest with NJ middle and high school students.  In addition to raising awareness with the students across the state, the winner will receive a $1000 scholarship and an invitation to the Commissioning Ceremony at Read More

News from the boat

November 2023 Newsletter Fast Cruise and Sea Trials Later this month the next USS New Jersey (SSN 796) will complete two major operational milestones on her path toward commissioning, Fast Cruise and Initial Sea Trials.  The submarine is presently at a Newport News Shipbuilding pier along the James River in Read More

Sponsorships

November 2023 Newsletter Thank you to our recent sponsors: Thank you to all of those who have purchased merchandise.  It supports our fundraising efforts. A listing of all sponsors can be found on our website – njcommissioning.com.  Thank you to all. All contributions are earmarked to directly support the crew Read More

Date, location, ticketing…

November 2023 Newsletter We are excited to announce that we are now taking ticketing requests for the historic Commissioning of the USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796)!   What:  🇺🇸 Commissioning of the USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) 🇺🇸 When:  April 6, 2024; 10am Where:  Naval Weapons Station Earle, Leonardo, NJ How:  Read More

Letter from the Commissioning Committee

November 2023 Newsletter Greetings, With five months remaining until the commissioning of the attack submarine USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796), we both cheer eagerly anticipated details of the event, and pause in reflection of Naval history. Recently, the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, announced the official Read More

Exciting Collaboration with Rowan University – Empowering Future PR Professionals!

Dear USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) Supporters, We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you. Your support has already helped us achieve remarkable milestones, and now, we are taking another step forward in our mission to make a positive impact on our community. We are delighted to announce Read More

Commissioning Date and Location are Official!

The Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, has officially announced that the Virginia-class fast attack submarine NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) will be commissioned in New Jersey at the pier of Naval Weapons Station Earle on April 6th, 2024. We will be providing a mechanism for requesting tickets to the Read More

Crew and Committee Visit NJ Air National Guard

Crew members from the USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) visited the 177th Fighter Wing, NJANG located at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The visit took place in August towards the end of our last ‘namesake visit’ where we bring crew members to New Jersey. Hosted Read More

SSN-796 Visits BB-62 to Round Out Another Great Namesake Visit

As with every crew visit to New Jersey we try to ensure a tour of the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) is included. This time was no exception and the crew members from the new USS NEW JERSEY (SSN-796) visited and got the great welcome they always receive. And another ‘tradition’ Read More

Atlantic City Airshow 2023

We spent a long day on the boardwalk in Atlantic City letting everyone know about the new US Navy submarine USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796). The sailors were great ambassadors greeting people, shaking hands, getting photos with anyone who asked. I did my best to get a photo of the Read More

George Goldhoff, President of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

While the crew of the USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) were in town earlier this month, we had the pleasure of meeting George Goldhoff, President of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.  Mr Goldhoff shared the Hard Rock story with us and the motto on which the company is founded, “Love Read More

Crew and Committee Members Visit the EHT Police Activities League

Crew members of the USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796), including Chief of the Boat, Winfred Cameron, visited the EHT Police Activities League last week while they were in NJ as part of the Commissioning Committee’s namesake program. Accompanied by Ocean First Foundation’s Executive Director, Kathy Durante, and Vice President of Commercial Lending, Jeff Ropiecki, Hector Read More

Crew and Committee Visit  the Millville Army Air Field Museum

Big shout out and heartfelt thank you to Lisa Jester and Steve Graham from the Millville Army Air Field Museum, Barry Smith from Smith & Jackson Military Antiques and Firearms, and Jen and Paul Simmons from Glasstown Brewery who hosted crew members of USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) for a museum tour and Read More

Crew and Committee Visit the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City

On PCU NEW JERSEY (SSN 796)’s recent namesake visit to New Jersey, the crew visited the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. We were able to tour the facility and see the great work Dr. Charles A. Wallace II, CNED and his team are doing with some of the young people of Atlantic Read More

New Jersey State Police Host Dinner for Crew and Committee

Several crew members of PCU NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) are in New Jersey this week as part of the Commissioning Committee’s namesake visit initiative.  On August 15th 2023, Troop Commander Major Michael A. Krzyzkowski of the New Jersey State Police hosted dinner for the group at Killarney’s Publick House in Hamilton, NJ.  Read More

Meet & Greet with Members of the Crew

Tuesday, August 15th – Meet & Greet with members of the crew of the USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) at the Millville Army Air Field Museum in Millville, NJ. The Chief of the Boat, STSCM Winfred Cameron, along with other crew members and members of the USS NEW JERSEY Commissioning Committee, will Read More

‘First Meal’ Aboard the PCU NEW JERSEY

On Friday June 30th commissioning committee members Stephen Hutton, Peter Engelman, Julianne Dobs, and Timi Lindsay, were honored to be allowed to join the command and crew of the PCU NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) as they celebrated the first meal aboard the boat. This is a significant milestone in bringing Read More

Julianne Dods

Julianne received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1986 and worked for several years with General Dynamics in Fort Worth, TX. There she was responsible for advanced research for composite materials application to wing skin design for highly maneuverable, low visibility aircraft. Read More

Mayor Bollwage’s ‘Our City’ Event for Elizabeth. NJ

Thanks to Mayor Bollwage of the City of Elizabeth, NJ for hosting a Q&A with Commander Steven Halle (CO of the submarine PCU NEW JERSEY), and Stephen Hutton, Chairman of the Commissioning Committee. We explained the purpose of a commissioning committee, and shared information about life aboard a submarine. We Read More

February Newsletter

A Word From The NJ Submarine Commissioning Committee Back in December we welcomed a new CO for the submarine, Cmdr. Steven Halle. Cmdr. Halle replaced the outgoing CO, Cmdr. Jared Smith, who has since left the Navy to move into the private sector. While Cmdr. Smith wasn’t with us for Read More

Ringing In The New Year, Navy Style

Firstly a thank you to all our military personnel and their families for the sacrifices they make every year to ensure our nation remains safe. Something I only recently became aware of is a tradition in the US Navy regarding the first log entry of the New Year. This tradition Read More