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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

Also check out the USS John F Kennedy Project

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 John H. Eberle Jr. on November 29, 2011 at 12:00am

Was a photo mate on there 72-74

Comment by Mickey Furr on November 2, 2011 at 7:09pm

I'm working with the next generation aircraft carrier. The first in the class (CVN 78) will be the USS Gerald R. Ford. What may surprise many of you, and certainly surprised me, is that CVN 79 will be named USS John F. Kennedy. I personally prefer names such as 'Enterprise', 'Constellation', 'America', and 'United States', but they didn't ask me what I thought. <s>

Comment by Steve Routh on November 2, 2011 at 2:40pm
I did my first I O cruise on this ship and Capt. Cargill was CO, Capt Daugherty was XO. I was a Corpsman in the Medical Depatment and on the Flight Deck
Comment by Mickey Furr on September 25, 2011 at 9:50pm

As I remember, the ship was always referred to as 'Big John' until then-Captain Tuttle took command and started referring to it as 'Super K'. When I went back aboard in 1981 it was referred to as 'Big John' again.


Comment by Thomas R Fournier on September 25, 2011 at 8:59pm
I served under Capt. Mitchell, Capt. Tuttle and we received a new CO just before I left but I don't remember his name.
Comment by Thomas R Fournier on September 25, 2011 at 8:58pm
I was onboard the "Super K" 75-79 for the first part of my tour I was in Medical, and the last year I was a Command Counselor. I also remember the Belnap and the Bordelon collisions.
Comment by James Gregory on August 19, 2011 at 10:16pm
was aboard the Kennedy with VS-32 76-77 and 80-81. Was good times. Got to see a lot of the world.
Comment by John O. Donald on February 4, 2011 at 2:39pm
Served aboard "BIG JOHN" from 80-84 in Air Dept./ V-4 Division. One hell of a ride from start to finish! ABF2 Donald worked the flight dk, below dks, flt dk repair and fuels coord in flt dk ctrl.
Comment by Mickey Furr on October 4, 2010 at 9:25pm
I should have said I was TAD to AIMD from VF-14 and then VF-11.
Comment by Mickey Furr on October 4, 2010 at 9:23pm
I did four deployments on Big John, 75-76, 77, 82, and 83-84. I was TAD from Vf-14 on the first two, VF-11 on the third, and worked in VF-11 IWT shop on the fourth. Al Brannon, I'm pretty sure we were in the same shop im IM-3 Division, W/C 690. I also remember the Belknap collision right after the evening prayer and staying up all night at GQ. They relaxed Zebra the next morning about 0700 for battle messing. We had some guys bring ham and bread back from the mess decks. They secured from GQ about 1000, and about 1100 about half our shop was in the head trying to figure out which end should go over the toilet first. It seems the ham was bad and we got food poisoning. That was a very unpleasant ending to an unpleasant day and night. Only one guy on JFK was killed, and he was a YN2 from my squadron who had 20 days left in the Navy. He got turned around trying to get away from Admin/Pers and smoke got him. Sometimes there just isn't any justice.....

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