Welcome to USS Colorado (SSN-788) Committee web site. USS Colorado (SSN-788) is a the 15th Virginia Class submarine that is currently under construction at Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Ct and is expected to be commissioned in late 2016/early 2017. The committee's purposes are to promote awareness within the State, provide support for the crew, and to help organize and raise money for the events surrounding commissioning.

25. March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Uncategorized

Today final approval was received granting the USS Colorado (SSN 788) Committee tax exempt status. This means that contributions received by the committee are deductible by the donor as provided for in section 170 of the IRS Code.

25. March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Uncategorized

On Friday, March 21st, the USS Colorado License Plate Bill took another step forward when it passed the Colorado House Finance Committee by a unanimous vote of 11-0. The bill needs to pass one more committee, the House Appropriations Committee, before going to a final vote by the entire House. From there it is on to the Governor for his signature.

Our understanding is that the license plate should be available for sale early next year.


06. March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Uncategorized

The USS Colorado License Plate bill passed another milestone yesterday when it was approved by the State House Transportation and Energy Committee with a vote of 11 – 0. From there it goes to the House Finance Committee. We had seven members of the Committee and about the same from the USSVI SUBVETS Rocky Mountain Base to lend support at the Committee hearing. Representatives Gardner and Swalm joined in sponsoring the Bill with Senator Herpin. Many thanks to them for their support.

24. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Uncategorized

On January 17th the bill to authorize the Colorado license plate commemorating USS Colorado (SSN-788) passed it’s first legislative hurdle. The Senate Finance Committee voted to approve Senator Bernie Herpin’s bill and send it along it’s legislative path. The bill will next go to the Senate Appropriations Committee and then to the full senate before being passed to the House side.

07. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Uncategorized

Nov 18, 2013. State Senator Bernie Herpin representing District 11 has submitted legislation for the next session of the legislature authorization of a special license plate for USS Colorado (SSN-788). Senator Herpin is a former Navy submariner having served on three fleet ballistic missile submarines.