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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 kenneth woodrum on June 9, 2013 at 5:08pm

was on America with vaw-124 77-80 and vaw-123 83-86. Have alot of memories on that old girl.


Comment by Daniel William Moore on June 5, 2013 at 8:25am

I was on board as an IC in E division from 93-95. Did the med cruise (operation provide promise/deny flight,Operation restore hope), survived Hurricane felix (think that was the hurricanes name) And was there for Haiti Ops (Operation restore democracy). 

Comment by richard a murphy on March 11, 2013 at 10:15pm

hey chief nadeau.  murf from A-div, assigned to ops for Quarters.  remember Cpt. repoggle siticking us in the mud.  good times had by al.  (6-73 / 4-76)l 

Comment by richard alan powers on January 23, 2013 at 3:29pm

i was on america 73 through 77 in va 15 was tad to galley as cook

Comment by Geoffrey McDermott on January 6, 2013 at 12:14am

On America from 10/68 through 09/71 in OP, then OZ, then OE divisions, as a Data Systems Technician, made part of the 68 Nam Cruise, all of the 70 Nam Cruise and most of the the 71 Med cruise.

Comment by Frank Nadeau on December 21, 2012 at 3:50pm

Onboard America from Jan '73 - Jul '76,  Somehow remember running aground on the north side of the channel coming into Pier Echo at NORVA.  Several tugs couldn't push us free, had to wait for high tide,  Captain still made Admiral though.

Comment by Robert Patton on December 13, 2011 at 4:03am

I lost my cruise book also, and believe it or not, I found one in mint condition on E-bay..Might wanna give that a try..worked for me...Also, when at the VA last year, there was a guy who won the purple heart, it's taken all these years to get it put in his service jacket..Good luck

Comment by Jeffrey Duex on December 13, 2011 at 2:26am

Hello, I was stationed on board the USS Vreeland FF-1068 during the Med Cruise of 1986 with the America Battle Group.  I was wondering if any one had the 1985-1986 America Cruise Book.  I had a question about the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation from 1985 Ocean Safari. That was the largest Nato Exercise that had ever taken place. I know that there is a copy of the award letter in the cruise book and was wondering how the wording states for the unit to be awarded.  We were involved with that exercise but never received the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Thanks for your help.

Jeff Duex

Comment by Robert Patton on December 11, 2011 at 2:26pm

America was home for the 80-81 IO cruise..Communcations dept.(RM)...Tons of work and a few lifelong memories!!!!

Comment by Les Gongre on November 15, 2011 at 10:41am

I was in the VA-15 Ordnance shop from 1975 through 1977. Any Navy buddies out there? My email is:


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