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USS John F. Kennedy CV-67

The last conventionally-powered aircraft carrier built by the US Navy

Veterans: 68
Latest Activity: May 26, 2017

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The mission of the USS John F Kennedy Project is to preserve and interpret their principal artifact, the super carrier USS John F Kennedy in order to educate and entertain the public while serving as a constant reminder to future generations of the sacrifices of those who have gone before. The carrier will be the principal element of a self-sufficient Heritage and Technology Park in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.  Read more at the USS John F Kennedy Project web site.

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Started by RMC John Joseph, Ret.. Last reply by Phillip R. Bullington Mar 23, 2014. 6 Replies

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Comment by Brian e Helm on July 5, 2010 at 8:07pm
Watch the John Cusak movie 2012 SPOILER ALERT

The ship actually kills the President Danny Glover
Comment by Brian e Helm on June 23, 2010 at 12:35pm
i was onboard for the 82 82 indian ocean cruise ( e ribbon for service off lebanon)worked in r div forward headshop i bought my father lane helm on the tiger cruise at the end of the tour.
Comment by Daniel E. Porter on February 26, 2010 at 10:35am
I was onboard for the 80-81 Med cruise. I was attached to VA-46. Great memories of that cruise and the people on board.
Comment by Alva Cotter Shell, IV on December 26, 2009 at 10:14am
Picture here is my wife and daughter. I made the deployment "83"-"84" assigned to VA-85.
Comment by RMC John Joseph, Ret. on September 14, 2009 at 11:12am
Al Brannon, I suppose you knew PR2 Larry Phyllis? He was a friend hat I met during my trip to catch up with Big John in the Med following boot leave. I recall someone caught a bird on-board and ran put it in the LOX converter test stand and ran it up to altitude. Do you have any contact information for Larry?

I was there too.

Comment by M. Wayne Cribb on September 14, 2009 at 10:06am
I served on board in 1993-1994 going to NYC for Fleet Week, St Thomas and Med. Cruise spending Christmas in France.
Comment by AL Brannon on July 29, 2009 at 12:54am
Went to sea with VS21 on the first S3A deployment to sea on Big John 1975. I worked in A.I.M.D. IM3 Division. I was aboard when the USS Belknap crashed into us amid ship port side about 10:00 pm Med time. November 22nd 1975 the same day JFK was shot in Dallas. That one made me think for awhile. It was very sad because of the loss of life that night. But the Big John came home finally.
Comment by RMC John Joseph, Ret. on July 24, 2009 at 12:20pm
I served aboard "BIG JOHN" briefly in the 70's. I reported aboard in early November 1975 and was suppose to be in an OJT type scenerior with the RM's. BUT ships company was short on pers. and I was assigned to the 2nd Div. in Deck. When my orders came around for RM "A" school I was a highly motivated SA to advance and pass all my training. Anyway, I was aboard when the USS Belknap CTG26 collided with us. 1st and 2nd Div. spent three days painting Big John in Augusta Bay Sicily.
Comment by Ken Colvin on January 14, 2009 at 12:53am
I was with VA-85 when we came over from CVW-17 on the Forrestal and joined CVW-3 on the Big John in Feb 1983. Spent mosta that whole year and 5 months into '84 aboard her doing work-ups, Ocean Safari, United Effort, and the Carribbean/ Eastern Med cruise. Oh, man, I will NEVER forget crossing the line, when I, a lowly pollywog, became a trusty Shellback! And then, Rio de Janiero! Ah, Rio.......! Anyway, I worked TAD in AIMD, work center 64D, the FLIR shop, or, as some called it, the LASER shop. I remember many times working 24 hour or more shifts when we were off Beirut. And then Wayne Newton came out, then Bob Hope and company during Christmas. Thanks for the memories...
Comment by Jerome Gilbert on October 10, 2008 at 5:30pm
I was the E-Division yeoman during the 1980-1981 Med Cruise and the 1981-1982 Med/Indian Ocean Cruise, and also worked in Engineering Log Room.

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