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.
Some of our activities include:
> Support the crew and their families
- Sponsor crew visits to state
- Organize periodic visits by Association member to the ship and the crew at their own expense
- Organize and fund morale building events such as picnics, Christmas presents, care packages, etc.
- Maintain a relationship with the Family Readiness Group. Provide support where requested
- Assist with emergency needs of crew or family members when needed
> Generate statewide support and educate Coloradans
- Inform the public of USS Colorado's activities through the use of our web site and social media and other communications channels.
- Hold periodic meetings of the Association to inform the public about USS Colorado and the Navy.
- Organize and sponsor periodic Crew visits to the state to visit local schools, meet with government officials and with the general public.
- Advocate for positive media coverage of USS Colorado
> Educate the Crew about Colorado
- Coordinate and sponsor Crew Visits to Colorado
- Provide information about Colorado to the crew
Your money will go to:
- Fund crew visits to state
- Fund morale building events
- Provide emergency relieve when needed for individual crew members
- Fund expenses associated with speakers for Association events in Colorado
- Fund normal expenses of the committee such as web site and printing costs