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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.


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.


  • 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

    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!



    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.

  • 06/07/2022 22:45 | Anonymous

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

  • 06/07/2022 22:42 | Anonymous

    Crew members honored at reception by the Colorado Thirty Group in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor. Here presenting plaque to Christian Anschutz.

  • 06/07/2022 21:34 | Anonymous

    Visiting Air Force Academy

    From Left to Right:

    LT Devin Graves, Supply Officer

    STS1(SS) Nicolas Polonsky, Sailor of the Year

    CDR Garth Storz, Commanding Officer

    STS2(SS) Colton Johns, junior Sailor of the Quarter

    CSSCM(SS) Mark Shipley, Chief of the Boat

  • 06/06/2022 22:32 | Anonymous

    The crew ended the evening with a public reception hosted at the beautiful Balistreri Vineyards in which a submarine life presentation and later tour of the barrel room took place.

    The Association and Sailors are grateful for the continued support of the Association members, owners of Balistreri Vineyards, and the wonderful community.

  • 06/06/2022 20:27 | Anonymous

    The crew received a private tour of the History Colorado Center.

    Afterwards, they gave an informative presentation to the public about the submarine life.


  • 06/06/2022 11:23 | Anonymous

    STS1(SS) Nicolas Polonsky and STS2(SS) Colton Johns raised the flag at the Capitol.

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