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New Hampshire senator releases video ahead of USS Manchester commissioning

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the official sponsor of the...
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How long will the ship remain in Portsmouth Harbor?

Through Memorial Day.

What time do I need to be in my seat?

Arrive early and provide yourself with plenty of time to go through security and get to your seat.  We recommend giving yourself two hours to go through parking, shuttling, security, and getting to your seats. The program will start promptly at 10:00 AM.  And please, be patient and enjoy the historic ceremony!  

Do I need a ticket?

Yes!  All invited guests are required to have a ticket and photo identification card (example: military ID, drivers license, etc.) on their person for security access. Children under 16 do not require a photo ID with an adult escort. Please have your photo ID and tickets available upon arrival.

What will security be like?

All invited guests will pass through a security checkpoint before entering the pier, which will include metal detectors, bag inspections and military working dogs.  All bags, purses, wallets, backpacks, coats, etc. are subject to search for weapons, explosives, and contraband. NO weapons including knives or sharp pointed objects are allowed at any commissioning event. We recommend that you bring as few personal possessions as possible to help get you through security quickly.  Do not bring weapons, large bags, backpacks, umbrellas or coolers. Diaper bags and purses will be allowed, but will be subject to inspection.

Where should I park for the ceremony?

Unfortunately, parking is unavailable for the commissioning ceremony at the New Hampshire Port Authority.  However, parking and a shuttle service will be provided at the North Apron at Pease Airport.  

Parking and shuttling to/from the North Apron to/from NH Port Authority will be available from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 26th.  

ADA parking and ADA shuttles will also be provided at the North Apron of Pease Airport.
For GPS: the entrance to the North Apron parking lot is across from:
    100 Arboretum Drive
    Newington, NH 03801

Will I be able to use my camera or camera phone?
The use of cameras and video cameras is permitted in the audience seating area.

What is the attire for the ceremony?

If you are a civilian you may wear informal, but respectful attire.

Uniform for Navy personnel in the official party will be Full Dress White with sword and Full Dress White for ship's crew. Other U.S. Navy attendees are requested to wear Summer White. Other military attendees are requested to wear their service's equivalent.

Will I be able to smoke?

Smoking is prohibited onboard the ship and during the ceremony.

Will there be tours of the USS Manchester?

Immediately after the commissioning ceremony, there will be a reception held pier-side.  If the security posture permits, guests are invited to tour designated areas onboard USS MANCHESTER immediately following the ceremony. Tours will not be conducted before the ceremony.


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