Due to the volume of ticket requests received, we have been instructed by the U.S. Navy to disable our ticket request function effective February 21st. We suggest you contact your local VFW or American Legion Post to determine if they’ll be hosting an event streaming the Commissioning ceremony live from the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, CT at 10am, April 18th. Check back later as additional details become available for other ways to view the Commissioning ceremony.


The U.S. Navy is reviewing all submitted requests for consideration and will begin mailing out invitations 60 days prior to the date of the event, April 18th, to approved guests. If you receive an invitation, you must RSVP and provide additional information as instructed in the RSVP card in order to receive your tickets. Ticket packages to approved guests are mailed approximately 30 days prior to the event and are non-transferable.

Please check back as we approach the Commissioning date and continue working with the U. S. Navy to provide the most up-to-date information on invitation mailing, directions to Pier 6 at the Naval Submarine Base New London, and the ceremony security and transportation details.