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USS Colorado (SSN 788)

USS Colorado is the 15th Virginia class submarine. Construction started in March 2012 at Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut and she was delivered to the Navy on September 21, 2017. She was Commissioned at Naval Submarine Base in Groton on March 17, 2018. Her Ship's Sponsor is Ms. Annie Mabus. She is the fourth ship to bear the name Colorado.


OUR MISSION

The Association is organized to maintain a proud and active relationship between the citizens of Colorado and the crew and families of USS Colorado (SSN 788), specifically to:

  • Support the morale, well-being and recreation of the crew and their families.
  • Encourage, advocate, and generate statewide support for the crew of USS Colorado throughout the life of the submarine and to educate the citizens of Colorado about their namesake submarine.
  • Educate the crew about the beauty of Colorado and the heritage of previous vessels commissioned as USS Colorado.
  • Raise funds and finance appropriate events and activities associated with these objectives.


NEWS

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  • 12/21/2022 14:50 | Florence Mackin (Administrator)

    We have a request from Chris Juergens, the Anschutz Curator of Military History at History Colorado, to sponsor a Navy history-focused college intern to catalogue, scan photographs, and otherwise assist with the preparation of an online BB-45 exhibit.  This one-year project will be known as the USS Colorado Submarine Association Internship in Military History. Most of the money would be given to the selected student as a stipend, while a small amount would be allocated for purchasing supplies (such as photo sleeves, acid free folders, etc.) to complete the work.

     The Association Board has voted to fund the internship at a level of $2,500, but larger funding would be welcome. To support this work by donating to the Association, click here to make a donation. Please note “History Colorado” in the comments section.  Your donation will be in addition to the $2,500 committed by the Association.

    If prefer a donation by check, please make your check payable to USS Colorado Submarine Association with “History Colorado” noted on the check.  Checks should be sent to USS Colorado Submarine Association, c/o Florence Mackin, 2137 Night Sky Ln, Lafayette, CO 80026.

    This is a wonderful way to honor the proud history of previous USS Colorado's, as well as our World War II veterans. 

  • 12/06/2022 10:46 | Anonymous

    Our December newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  Click link below to review.

    December Newsletter

  • 09/24/2022 09:38 | Anonymous

    Our September newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  Click link below to review.

    September Newsletter


  • 08/01/2022 15:37 | Anonymous

    Colorado Day is celebrated annually on August 1. The holiday commemorates the admittance of Colorado as a state of the Union on August 1, 1876, under an Act of Congress signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. In March 1907, the state legislature officially passed a law designating August 1 as Colorado Day; thus, the holiday started holding on August 1, 1907.


  • 07/30/2022 10:02 | Anonymous

    As part of the promotion for Colorado's Birthday at History Colorado on Monday, 7 News did a spot where the Challenge Coin given to the Museum by the CO on the visit in June is shown (about 2:45 into the video)

    https://www.thedenverchannel.com/about/community-affairs/celebrate-colorados-146th-birthday-at-a-free-family-friendly-event-at-history-colorado


  • 06/30/2022 18:24 | Anonymous

    Our June newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  Click link below to review.

    June Newsletter

  • 06/14/2022 17:33 | Anonymous

    The adoption of the flag of the United States took place on 14 June 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; on August 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

    Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110[4] is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the president's discretion to officially proclaim the observance.


  • 06/09/2022 09:20 | Anonymous


    CDR Storz has informed us that we are all cordially invited to two upcoming events in Groton:

    1) Crew and Family picnic for the boat on Friday, 8 July, and

    2) His Change of Command on Friday, 5 Aug.

    More details will be forthcoming but anyone interested in attending please notify our Coordinator, Rick Riessen, of your interest at 788Rick@gmail.com.

    I encourage all hands to attend one or both of these events.  The crew REALLY appreciates seeing us at their activities, and, even more importantly, both will be FUN!

    V/R,

    Don

    President, USS Colorado Submarine Association

     
  • 06/08/2022 22:48 | Anonymous

    A terrific write-up from the Colorado Springs Gazette about last night’s reception hosted by the Colorado Thirty Group.

    https://gazette.com/military/colorado-thirty-group-celebrates-uss-colorado-sailors-on-namesake-visit/article_7d3dd358-e6c1-11ec-9773-c7434e3a6caa.html?fbclid=IwAR3VR0DcF3ATTUpLCZrnFeBpBolpStpb5TFwS6YzaxOwbJv3v5XsRDemmww

  • 06/07/2022 22:45 | Anonymous

    Later in the evening, folks kicked back to relax at the Golden Bee in Colorado Springs.


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