Rick's Interview With Dan Puleio About The USS Colorado

Thursday, July 19th

Rick's interview with Dan Puleio as we learn about the USS Colorado. Enjoy!

Governor Hickenlooper to receive a museum quality model of the USS Colorado (SSN 788) for display at the state’s Capitol

In ceremonies to be conducted at the West Foyer of the state’s Capitol, Wednesday 18 July 9:00 am, Governor John Hickenlooper will receive a museum quality model of the Navy’s newest nuclear submarine, the USS Colorado (SSN 788).  A once-in-a-lifetime event, this model will then be placed on permanent display at the state’s Capitol.

The model will be presented by members of the state’s USS Colorado Commissioning Committee, chaired by retired Navy Captain John “JJ” Mackin; the Commanding Officer of the USS Colorado, Cmdr. Reed Koepp; and the model maker, retired Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate, Jon Sorensen. State Senator Kevin Lundberg (District 15) is credited with initiating this offer with the Governor and is anticipated to attend the ceremony.

This presentation celebrates the culmination of six years construction in which the state has developed a close “namesake ship” relationship with the crew and citizens of Colorado.  During this period crewmembers have visited the state on 12 occasions, speaking to students on the practical application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) principles in the conduct of ship’s operations, and acting as ambassadors of good will with many a civic organization.

This capitol ship of the U.S. Navy was commissioned into Naval service in ceremonies conducted in Groton, Conn. 17 March 2018. The Governor also attended and was a platform speaker at that ceremony.

USS Colorado is the fourth ship to carry the name “Colorado” and is the 15th Virginia Class submarine to become part of the U.S. Navy. It has been more than 70 years since a Colorado namesake has sailed, and we as Coloradans are proud to embrace the ship, her crew and this close relationship.

As the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, she can operate in both littoral and deep ocean environments and presents combatant commanders with a broad and unique range of operational capabilities. USS Colorado (SSN 788) is a flexible, multi-mission platform designed to carry out the seven core competencies of the submarine force: anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, delivery of special operations forces, strike warfare, irregular warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and mine warfare.

About the model maker: Retired Navy Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate, Jon Sorensen, has been a Master Marine Model Artist in excess of 50 years. His work is integral to the famous Boettcher Collection, with tall ship models on permanent display at the Brown Palace Ship’s Tavern and the Governor’s Mansion. Jon will be in attendance and, as with the other principal speakers, is available for interviews.

More information about the USS Colorado: https://usscoloradocommittee.org

More information about the previous USS Colorado ships: https://usscoloradocommittee.org/history/.

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So Hillary's folks here listening to us today and the yen in Denver and in Colorado just you know any message from the crew from the ship them. Until from the from the crew and a Colorado daily suggests he's. Extremely proud of the ship that is built for them as cut their namesake attached to it but even more proud of crude on the titan yet. Relationships as they build my they've accomplished moved them to operate its engineering marvel take it out to sea and undo our nation's list. You know what we wish you all the best we know it's going to be great will be following along because JJ Indian guys are gonna make sure we don't forget about. This is done and soon so look forward to hearing what you're up to emit and how your work has grown men in a few ever managed to be back out this would look this. All right we have reduced and he. Incredible amount of thanks to the state of Colorado and all the support from from the entire. Still no pleasure having you here today thanks so much without democracy you headed up to see you next he'll be up there in a little bit those who feel the boulder and no fewer than loosening up there this morning Adobe over the University of Colorado. At tell you and if you damage the State Capitol be sure to check out who's the model that will be a permanent display there which is kind of cool and channel nine news or Boca West and the USS Colorado. And if you go like the people consume I have tomorrow I'm sure they can still get ship's merchandise on the right man. A and turned out from the moment our current. And okay good that you couldn't. Yes absolutely I've got the captain is absolutely beautiful capital awareness cells aren't keep an eye out for them when I hear more Latinos.