Schedule for Commissioning Week

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ATTENDANCE AT ALL EVENTS IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Sponsor’s Luncheon
For Sponsor and invited guests only
Invitations will be sent by USS RAFAEL PERALTA (DDG 115)
Date/Time:     Thursday, July 27, 2017, Time 1100 – 1300.
Place:              Onboard USS RAFAEL PERALTA, Naval Air Station, North Island
Scope:             Luncheon.
Dress:            Military:  Khaki’s
Civilian:  Business Casual
** Please click here to review Ship Tour requirements and Security Access notes **

 

Commissioning Committee Appreciation Thursday Evening Reception
For commissioning committee members and invited guests only
Invitations will be sent via EVITE no later than July 15th
Date/Time:     Thursday, July 27, 2017, Time 1830-2030.
Place:              Onboard USS RAFAEL PERALTA, Naval Air Station, North Island
Scope:             Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Dress:            Military: Summer White with ribbons or service equivalent
Civilian:  Business Casual (Coat optional)
** Please click here to review Ship Tour requirements and Security Access notes **

 

Chairman’s Friday Evening Reception
Hosted by the RAFAEL PERALTA Commissioning Committee
Invitations will be sent via EVITE no later than July 15th
Date/Time:     Friday, July 28, 2017, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Place:              Sheraton, Harbor Island Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California
Scope:           Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Presentation ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Dress:            Military:  Summer White or service equivalent
Civilian:  Business Attire (Suit or coat and tie)

 

Platform and Distinguished Guests Assembly
Hosted by the RAFAEL PERALTA Commissioning Committee
Invitations will be sent via EVITE no later than July 15th
Date/Time:    Saturday, July 29, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Place:             I Bar, Naval Air Station, North Island
Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard, San Diego, California
Scope:            Stand up continental breakfast
All guests will be briefed at 9:10 a.m. and then transported to Commissioning Ceremony
Dress:            Military Platform Participants:  Full Dress White or service equivalent
Military:  Summer White or service equivalent
Civilian:  Business Attire (Suit or coat and tie)
** Please click here to review Ship Tour requirements and Security Access notes **

 

RAFAEL PERALTA Commissioning Ceremony
Hosted by the United States Navy
RSVP packages are currently being sent via US Postal Service.
Date/Time:    Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Place:             Naval Air Station, North Island, Coronado, California
Dress:            Military Platform Participants:  Full Dress White or service equivalent
Military:  Summer White or service equivalent
Civilian:  Business Attire
** Please click here to review Ship Tour requirements and Security Access notes **
** In order for the security process to flow smoothly and for you and your guests to be seated in time for the ceremony, please ensure that you arrive at the site by 8:30 a.m.  The ceremony will start promptly at 10:00 am.
CEREMONY INVITATION STATUS UPDATE:
– If you submitted a ticket request via this website PRIOR TO 18 MAY, you should have received your RSVP Package.  It was mailed between 05-07 June.
– All Donors (who donated prior to 15 June) and website ticket requests submitted between 18 May and 15 June had RSVP packages mailed on June 21st.  
Watch your mailbox and make sure you RSVP!

          

Post-Commissioning Reception
Hosted by the RAFAEL PERALTA Commissioning Committee
Invitation not required.  Open to all attendees at Commissioning Ceremony
Date/Time:    Saturday, July 29, 2017, immediately following ceremony
Place:             Commissioning pier

Tours of USS RAFAEL PERALTA will be available for Commissioning Ceremony Attendees following the Commissioning Ceremony.  

 



Ship Tour/Visit Requirements: No open toed shoes, backpacks, large bags, baby strollers or walkers.  Everyone must be ambulatory and able to walk up and down several flights of stairs.  There are NO handicap devices onboard to assist guests.

Pier Security Requirements:

All guests will pass through a security checkpoint upon entering the pier.  Security precautions mandate that all invited guests are required to have a federal or state issued photo identification card (example: military identification, driver’s license, passport, etc.) for port access.  Children under 16 are exempt with an adult escort.  Please have your photo ID and tickets/invitation available upon arrival.

The security checkpoint will include metal detectors, bag inspections and military working dogs.  Guests are asked not to bring large bags, backpacks or coolers.  However, small diaper bags and purses will be allowed.  All bags, purses, wallets, backpacks, coats, etc. are subject to search for weapons, explosives, and contraband.  No weapons including knives or sharp pointed objects are allowed at any commissioning event.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding regarding these procedures required by the U.S. Navy for your safety, the safety of the crew, and the protection of the newest commissioned warship afloat.  In order for the security process to flow smoothly and for you and your guests, please be ready for these security checks and arrive early (especially for the ceremony).

 

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