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November 8: THANK YOU, NEW HAMPSHIRE
23 October: USS NH Community Commissioning Committee closes gap on fundraising
21 October: Special USS New Hampshire Commissioning cachet unveiled
20 October: Northeast Credit Union joins USSNH celebration as $5,000 Gold Sponsor
20 October: Pierce Atwood comes on board as USS NH Commissioning celebration sponsor
18 October: MEDIA ADVISORY: USS New Hampshire will arrive Sunday October 19
13 October: Unitil supports USS New Hampshire commissioning with $5,000 Gold Level sponsorship
10 October: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. donate $15,000
10 October: Portsmouth readies public celebration for USS New Hampshire Commissioning
30 September: FairPoint Communications is Presenting Sponsor for Commissioning Celebration
25 September: Hood comes on board as USS New Hampshire commissioning celebration sponsor
23 September: Emerson Process Management commits to 'Support Our Submarine"
18 September:Local companies join USS New Hampshire Community Commissioning Committee effort
8 September: Wal-Mart in New Hampshire to "Support Our Submarine"
29 August: Sponsors sought for USS New Hampshire community commissioning celebration
29 August: Eight months early Navy takes delivery of New Hampshire
8 August: Official USS New Hampshire Commissioning Buttons "Support Our Submarine"
4 August: USS New Hampshire website offers invitation registration
4 August: Submarine New Hampshire completes alpha sea trials
14 July:
Website chronicles USS New Hampshire commissioning
5 May: SSN 778 Captain and Community Commisioning Committee present to Portsmouth City Council
5 March: Gregg and Sununu announce USS New Hampshire to be commissioned at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 

 

Press Clips

See special USS New Hampshire page at Seacoast Online, with slide shows and video.

NHPTV NH Outlook, November 16, 2008 -- On board and commissioning
WMUR NH Chronicle, November 11, 2008 -- On board the USS New Hampshire

Navy.com, October 30, 2008 -- USS New Hampshire joins fleet
Military.com, October 30, 2008 -- Navy commissions New Hampshire
Fosters, October 28, 2008 -- Mission accomplished
Portsmouth Herald, October 28, 2008 -- USS New Hampshire sets sail from shipyard
Portsmouth Herald, October 27, 2008 -- EDITORIAL: Ceremony for sub was community collaboration
WCSH-TV, Portland, October 25, 2008 - USS New Hampshire welcomes first crew
Fosters/YouTube, October 25, 2008 -- USS New Hampshire Commissioning
New England Cable News - USS New Hampshire joins fleet
WMUR-TV, Manchester, October 25, 2008 - USS New Hampshire commissioned Saturday
Associated Press, October 26, 2008 - NH namesake readied for sea
Union Leader, October 26, 2008 - USS New Hampshire commissioned
Portsmouth Herald, October 26, 2008 --  USS New Hampshire commissioned
Portsmouth Herald, October 26, 2008 -- Pride, tradition, history (Prescott Park celebration)
Fosters, October 26, 2008 - 'Bring our ship to life'
The Day, October 26, 2008 - Fast track for fast attack submarine
Fosters, October 24, 2008 -- Up close and personal: locals aboard USSNH tell their stories
Fosters, October 24, 2008 -- Artifact presented to USS New Hampshire
Portsmouth Herald, October 24, 2008 -- Scarecrow wears former submariner's uniform
Union Leader, October 23, 2008 - Preparations going well for historic shipyard moment
WBZ-TV Boston, October 23, 2008 -- USS New Hampshire debuts this weekend
Boston Globe, October 23, 2008 -- Mission commission
Portsmouth Herald, October 23, 2008 -- Kids get look at sub
Portsmouth Herald, October 23, 2008 -- Letter to the Editor: Sub committee thanks community
Fosters, October 23, 2008 -- Region embraces crew from USS New Hampshire
Portsmouth Herald, October 22, 2008 -- Sub painting revealed
Fosters, October 22, 2008 - Joel Sherburne designs "First Day Cover" for sub
Portsmouth Herald, October 21, 2008 - A look inside the USS New Hampshire
Fosters, October 21, 2008 - Life on a sub
New England Cable News - USS New Hampshire docks
WMUR - USS New Hampshire gets warm welcome
Union Leader, October 20, 2008 - USS New Hampshire sails into harbor
Portsmouth Herald, October 20, 2008 - Submarine New Hampshire has arrived
Fosters, October 20, 2008 - Welcome home: undreds greet USS New Hampshire at shipyard
Fosters, October 20, 2008 - Welcoming committee: Scarecrows of the Port
Portsmouth Herald, October 20, 2008 - Sub has arrived
Associated Press, October 19, 2008 - New Hampshire arrives in port
Portsmouth Herald, October 18, 2008 - Surprise: USS NH to arrive Sunday
Fosters, October 18, 2008 - Sub to arrive early: boat parade Sunday
Fosters, October 18, 2008 - Local company creates caps for commissioning ceremony
Fosters, October 16, 2008 - USS NH lineage dates back to early 1800s
Portsmouth Herald, October 13, 2008 - Submarine event still needs help 
Fosters, October 11, 2008 -Tentative arrival date set for USS New Hampshire
Fosters, October 11, 2008 - Large fundraising effort underway for ceremony
Union Leader October 11, 2008 - Memorable week slated for USS New Hampshire
Portsmouth Herald, October 9, 2008 - City donates to submarine event
Fosters, October 9, 2008 - Seacoast hospitality awaits crew of the USS NH
Portsmouth Herald, October 4, 2008 - Sub gets $25,000 boost from Teledyne D.G. O'Brien
Fosters, October 3, 2008 - Country store joins fund-raising
Fosters, October 2, 2008 - Grand welcome planned
Portsmouth Herald, October 1, 2008 - FairPoint donates $15,000 for commissioning event
Portsmouth Herald, September 28, 2008 - Panel appeals to Gov Lynch to chip in $50k
Fosters, September 26, 2008 - Vast view of the commissioning ceremony
Portsmouth Herald, September 21, 2008 - Super sub
Portsmouth Herald, September 20, 2008 - Submarine celebration needs cash
Fosters, September 11, 2008 - Donor urges others to help submarine festivities
Portsmouth Herald, September 11, 2008 - Fund-raising for sub event is lagging
Portsmouth Herald, September 11, 2008 - City festival ties in with sub commissioning
Portsmouth Herald, September 10, 2008 - Sub ceremony gets $10k boost
Fosters, September 10, 2008 - Organizers appeal for sub funds
Portsmouth Herald, September 9, 2008 - Law gets in way of new local beer
Fosters, September 9, 2008 - No beer for submarine
Portsmouth Herald, September 8, 2008 Local kids land NH name for submarine
Portsmouth Herald, September 7, 2008 Commander of new submarine ready for duty
Portsmouth Herald, September 3, 2008 Donors needed to help fund sub celebration
Portsmouth Herald, August 31, 2008 Love of country, love of state; Four Granite State crew members
Portsmouth Herald, August 29, 2008 Submarine delivered to the US Navy
Fosters, August 29, 2008 Keys to the sub: Navy takes ownership of the New Hampshire
Portsmouth Herald, August 22, 2008 Sponsors sought for submarine commissioning
Portsmouth Herald, August 13, 2008 Sub breaking records
Portsmouth Herald, August 13, 2008 Buttons on sale to help fund submarine events
Fosters, August 12, 2008 Beer now being brewed for USS New Hampshire
Fosters, August 12, 2008 Official buttons crafted for Oct submarine commissioning event
Portsmouth Herald, August 9, 2008 Special beer brewed for USS New Hampshire: Granite Ghost Ale
Fosters, August 6, 2008 Multiday celebration planned for arrival of USS New Hampshire
Fosters, August 6, 2008 Limited ticket available for commissioning ceremony
Fosters, August 6, 2008
Special beer being crafted to mark the occasion
Portsmouth Herald, August 5, 2008
Sub ceremony tickets limited
NH Public Television, August 4, 2008 Tour of the USS New Hampshire
Portsmouth Herald, July 31, 2008
City plans events to commission new sub
Fosters, July 16, 2008 Sub named after Granite State can be tracked online
Portsmouth Herald, July 15, 2008 Web site launched for sub events
NECN, June 21, 2008 Video of USS New Hampshire christening
Union Leader, June 22, 2008, John Clayton, "At USS New Hampshire's christening, a rebirth"
Fosters, June 22, 2008, "Sub New Hampshire christened in Conn." 
Portsmouth Herald, June 22, 2008, "Portsmouth widow of 911 pilot christens sub"
Portsmouth Herald, June 15, 2008, "Shipyard ready for Virginia-class duty"
Citizen, May 6, 2008, "Portsmouth council learns shipyard will host commissioning ceremony for submarine"

Portsmouth Herald, May 5, 2008, "Navy officials to discuss submarine at council meeting"
Portsmouth Herald, March 14, 2008, EDITORIAL:
"Shipyard needs more than a show of goodwill"
Fosters, March 5, 2008,
"USS New Hampshire to be dedicated at shipyard in fall"
Associated Press, March 4, 2008, "USS New Hampshire to be commissioned at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard"
Fosters, March 6, 2008, "Granite State namesake sub to be commissioned in October"
Portsmouth Herald, February 16, 2008, "Shipyard boss still smiling"
Fosters, December 22, 2005, "New attack submarine to get N.H. name thanks to Dover student's campaign"
Union Leader, October 14, 2007, John Clayton, "They're building our boat"
Fosters, November 18, 2008, Navy honors elementary schoolers twice
Portsmouth Herald, November 7, 2006, "Bigger subs at Shipyard?"
Fosters, October 26, 2006,
"NH sailor assigned to USS New Hampshire re-enlists in Granite State"
 


 

Events


10/19 USS New Hampshire arrived in Portsmouth 11:15 am
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Thru 11/2 Scarecrows of the Port Festival
Downtown merchants present first annual "Scarecrows in the Port" harvest festival, commissioning celebration and welcome to the crew and their families.

10/25/2008 US Navy Commissioning Ceremony, 10 am

10/27/2008 USS New Hampshire departs, 12:20 pm


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