USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Coming Up On 21 April 2018!

A week of exciting events are described on the USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Committee’s website: “Commissioning Ceremony (Tickets Required) “Official U.S. Navy Event conducted by the U.S. Navy “The Commissioning Ceremony is one of the most important traditional ceremonial milestones in the life of the Ship, for it represents the acceptance of the Ship … More USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Coming Up On 21 April 2018!

Paul Allen’s Research Ship R/V Petrel Finds Sunken USS Lexington (CV-2)

On 8 May 1942, the Imperial Japanese Navy sank USS Lexington (CV-2) during the Battle of the Coral Sea.  Seventy-six years later, the wreckage was located in that Sea thanks to the efforts of billionaire Paul Allen and the crew of his research vessel R/V Petrel. “To pay tribute to the USS Lexington and the brave men that served on … More Paul Allen’s Research Ship R/V Petrel Finds Sunken USS Lexington (CV-2)

Final Call for USS PORTLAND Commissioning Tickets

ACT NOW FOR TICKETS!  Update from Companion CAPT David Todd (USN-Ret):  For anyone who is interested in attending the USS PORTLAND (LPD 27) commissioning in Portland on 21 April 2018, please note that the time for securing tickets is about to close.  The projected number of attendees is rapidly approaching the 5000-person capacity of the … More Final Call for USS PORTLAND Commissioning Tickets

USS PORTLAND (LPD 27) Commissioning – April 2018, Get Your Tickets Now!

At our brunch on 11 November, Companion CAPT David Todd (USN-Ret) gave us a great heads-up for the commissioning ceremonies of the USS PORTLAND (LPD 27), which will take place on 21 April 2018 in Portland, Oregon, the city for which it is named. Tickets to the commissioning ceremony are on a first-come-first-served basis and can … More USS PORTLAND (LPD 27) Commissioning – April 2018, Get Your Tickets Now!