Commissioning Committee Chaplin, Father Mark Murphy, arranged to host five sailors in Eastern Iowa. The commissioning website is up taking donations through PayPal.
The commissioning program of the USS Delaware (SSN 791) ceremony.
To hear the radio segment from March 31, 2020 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/simon-conway-20710735/episode/commander-of- the-uss-iowa-chife-60426703/
Simon Conway Show on Radio WHO and WMT will be at 6:05 PM Central Daylight Time, Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
The visit to Des Moines scheduled for the end of this month has been cancelled. Christie Vilsack, the ship’s sponsor, will be on the Simon Conway Show on WHO.
Last week, we had the honor of hosting the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gilday, and the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Burke. They visited various areas of the Electric Boat Shipyard during their tour.
View a list of all of the 2020 Iowa events, conference call, and fundraising kick-off detals.
Now that the Iowa Caucuses are over, it’s time to focus on supporting the commissioning efforts for the USS Iowa. With that in mind, the crew of the PCU and the NOSC (Navy Operational Support Center) Des Moines have put together a very comprehensive list of public events that will be taking place throughout 2020.
The crew of the Iowa is sending five sailors to the Cedar Rapids area over the Thanksgiving holidays for a namesake visit.
On October 14, 2019, the official dedication of the Iowa Submarine Highway was conducted. A long time project of shipmate and Iowa Base Commander David Farran of Waverly, Iowa finally came to fruition.