Posted on December 19, 2017 at 9:45 AM by Communications Department
Donors of over $100 receive a portrait of the ship in a handmade wooden frame
The USS Newport News Liaison Committee is a city-sponsored and council appointed group that seeks to support the crew and families of the submarine it shares its name with, the USS Newport News. The committee works with the commanding officer and crew to provide a continuous relationship between the ship and the City of Newport News. The committee seeks to boost the morale of the crew and families with gifts while at sea and upon return, homecoming celebrations, picnics, holiday parties, and more.
The committee also supports the ship through a scholarship program in which they annually award scholarships to members of the USS Newport News crew, past and present, as well as their dependents. To date over $30,000 in scholarships have been awarded. The money for these scholarships are fundraised annually by the committee through a variety of activities. This year, the committee is offering an 8x10 portrait of the ship in a handmade wooden frame to any person or persons donating more than $100 to the scholarship fund. Hang the photo in a home, office or business to join the city in showing your support of the USS Newport News and their families. To learn more about the committee and how you can donate, visit the USS Newport News Liasion Committee’s Facebook page
or contact John Culotta at 757-877-2380.
The USS Newport News Liaison Committee was originally created by Newport News City Council in 1987 as the committee for the commissioning of the submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750). Its purpose was to work with the Navy and the pre-commissioning unit of USS Newport News to plan and execute those city activities which would honor the ship and her crew at the commissioning in June 1989.