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USS America CVA-66

The fifth USS America (CVA/CV-66) was one of four Kitty Hawk-class super carriers built for the United States Navy in the 1960s

Veterans: 63
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2017

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Collision at sea

Started by Jack Washburn. Last reply by francis mickey doyle Oct 10, 2013. 1 Reply


Started by Jeffrey Marc Nadeau Sr. Apr 24, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by David R. Seale on March 12, 2017 at 12:43pm

Deployed on the America in 1972 to 1973 with Squadron VA 86, A-7C planes to Gulf of Tonkin. Was an AQ in the Integrated Weapons Team working on the aircraft and weapons guidance systems.

Comment by Robert D. Fugate on December 16, 2015 at 8:00am

Deployed on the America with VF-102. PR1. 1990-1992.

Comment by Keith Longley on May 26, 2015 at 5:40am

I was onboard from 1987 to 1992. I was in OED Division. Made the Med/IO in 89 and the two back to back cruises in 1990/1991.

Comment by Craig S. Allen on July 16, 2014 at 6:44pm

EM3 assigned to the Arresting Gear from '79-'81. One Med cruise and two trips to St. Thomas...oh yeah, and about a year in dry dock at Portsmouth.

Comment by Paul Basso on February 15, 2014 at 6:57pm

I was an AME-AA attached to VAQ-132. Didn't see much of the cruise or the ship due to mess cooking. Only partial cruise, no more.

Comment by jim e cole on January 19, 2014 at 10:32pm

Ahoy mates. ETR2 Cole, OE Div., Sept 1969 - July 1972, just checking aboard here to see if I recognize any names...;o]

Comment by John W Sargent on July 19, 2013 at 7:27am

The picture to the left is the AMERICA docked at Cubi Point Subic Bay August 1972.I took the picture from a helo as I was leaving the ship and squadron VA82.


Comment by John W Sargent on July 18, 2013 at 5:16pm

I did two Cruises on board one Med and one Vietnam. Things went well on yankee station until the engines craped out. we had a lot of liberty in Po-town.

Comment by Du Tho Hua on June 9, 2013 at 8:18pm
Comment by Donald H Nelson on June 9, 2013 at 6:13pm

I was aboard America for the 1973-74 Med cruise as an ADJ3 with VF 142 phantom squadron. Got to see so many great places including sailing up the straights of the Dardenells to Istanbul. Pretty wierd as I remember looking down on farm fields and WWII monuments on both sides of the ship! I also remember one "stand down" day on the flight deck we had a barbecue for entire ships company and football game. A Soviet destroyer came up fairly close and we saw the crew on deck with telephoto lenses photographing us... so we all ran to that side of the deck and mooned em!!LOL


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