Friday Afternoon- By Invitation Only
Ship’s Sponsor Luncheon provides an opportunity to honor the Ship’s Sponsor, Caroline Kennedy. As the tradition states, her spirit and presence will guide the ship throughout its service. Special gifts are presented to the Sponsor and to the ship, represented by the Prospective Commanding Officer.
USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Chairmen’s Reception - By Invitation Only
This celebratory event brings together members from the military, business, and political communities, as well as family and friends, to commemorate the impending commissioning. The event allows the Prospective Commanding Officer and chosen guests to express gratitude to all involved. Special guests include the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, former cabinet members, and the Ship's Sponsor.
Pre-Commissioning Breakfast- By Invitation Only
At this gathering, platform guests and VIPs receive a briefing on the commissioning ceremony and subsequent events. They are then escorted to the pier for seating.
Saturday Morning Commissioning Ceremony -Ticket required
Official United States Navy event.
Saturday Afternoon Post-Commissioning Reception- Ticket required
After the official commissioning ceremony, guests are directed to the commissioning tent for refreshments and photo opportunities, marking the culmination of this historic event— the official transfer of the warship from the ship builder to the United States Navy. This event offers guests a chance to be a part of a significant moment in naval history.
USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Commissioning
The Navy League's sole purpose is to fund what the Government does not. All contributions will enhance the quality of life for all those who will serve aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).