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  • Washington State Wants to Build a Bridge Out of Old Aircraft Carriers

    04/13/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    n the not-too-distant future, drivers in Washington state could cross the Sinclair Inlet on a bridge made of two or three decommissioned aircraft carriers. ... No aircraft carrier is available for the project—not yet, at least. Currently, the backers of the project have their eyes on the USS Independence, which was commissioned in the 1960s and could go to the salvage yard later this year, and the USS Kitty Hawk, a carrier that sailed in the Vietnam War after its 1958 commission.
  • Troubled Water: Race, Mutiny, and Bravery on the USS Kitty Hawk (1972)

    10/01/2013 11:26:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    In 1972, the United States was embroiled in an unpopular war in Vietnam, and the USS Kitty Hawk was headed to her station in the Gulf of Tonkin. Its five thousand men, cooped up for the longest at-sea tour of the war, rioted--or, as Troubled Water suggests, mutinied.Disturbingly, the lines were drawn racially, black against white. By the time order was restored, careers were in tatters. Although the incident became a turning point for race relations in the Navy, this story remained buried within U.S. Navy archives for decades. With action pulled straight from a high seas thriller, Gregory A....
  • U.S. Navy Photo of the Day: A Very Impressive, Very Awesome View of U.S. Military Might

    02/27/2012 9:23:02 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 53 replies ^ | August 14, 2007 | U.S. Navy MC1 Hana'lei Shimana
    Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Guam, USA: A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress and fighter jets fly over the USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) carrier strike groups during Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 on August 14, 2007. Via (medium, large) The Photographer Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (MC1) Hana'lei Shimana, United States Navy  
  • Aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk not for sale to India

    02/10/2010 10:20:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 1,201+ views ^ | 2/10/2010 |
    The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk is not up for sale to the Indian Navy as it has already “outstretched” its life, a senior US Navy officer said Wednesday. "The ship was meant to last 48 years. It is in Wilmington (North Carolina) and not for sale. There is no intention to sell it. It has already outstretched its intended service life," Rear Admiral Allen G. Myers, the Director (Warfare Integration) of the US Navy, told IANS. This puts to rest all reports of the decommissioned carrier being offered to India, which, at one stage, expressed interest in the vessel....
  • Troubled Water: Race, Mutiny and Bravery on the USS Kitty Hawk

    10/24/2009 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies · 1,435+ views ^ | September 2009 | Gregory A. Freeman
    NOTE: Here's some information on Gregory Freeman's latest book honoring some of our finest in the U.S. Military. ***** I'm excited that my new book is now on sale, and I think my fans are really going to like this one. It's a fascinating true tale, and like all my books, it reads like a fast paced thriller. TROUBLED WATER is the little known story of a 1972 race riot and attempted mutiny aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, and the astounding drama that ensued when the Navy’s first black executive officer of an aircraft carrier had to put his own...
  • Navy Decommissions USS Kitty Hawk

    05/12/2009 8:07:18 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 84 replies · 5,889+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 12 May 2009 | Navy News Service
    Navy Decommissions USS Kitty Hawk Story Number: NNS090512-08 Release Date: 5/12/2009 5:37:00 PM From Kitty Hawk Public Affairs BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) was decommissioned May 12 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., after more than 48 years of service. Members of the final crew lowered the ship's commissioning pennant from the main mast and the U.S. Flag and First Navy Jack from their staffs after Kitty Hawk Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Zecchin closed out the ship's deck log. "It's hard to capture the feeling in words,"...
  • USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63 departs San Diego for final voyage (photos)

    08/30/2008 11:19:33 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 34 replies · 1,253+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 28 August 2008
    080828-N-2420K-001 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 28, 2008) The conventional-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs San Diego Harbor as she makes the voyage to her new homeport of Bremerton, Wash. At 47 years old, Kitty Hawk is the Navy's second oldest active-duty warship and was replaced this summer by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. Kitty Hawk is expected to arrive at Bremerton's Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Sept. 2 for decommissioning in early 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Kulp /Released) 080828-N-2757S-005...
  • Navy says fire damage on USS George Washington to delay Kitty Hawk transition

    06/24/2008 1:14:54 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 18 replies · 542+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/23/08 | Allison Batdorff
    Fire damage aboard the USS George Washington will delay the swap out with USS Kitty Hawk and may push back the carrier’s arrival to Japan, the Navy announced. The Kitty Hawk, which left Yokosuka last month for eventual decommissioning in Bremerton, Wash., was to turn over duties to the George Washington this month at Pearl Harbor. The aircraft carrier transfer will now happen in San Diego in August, according to a Navy release. The George Washington is already in San Diego undergoing repairs. A May 22 fire aboard the George Washington damaged electrical cabling and components in about 80 of...
  • George Washington fire delays ‘hull swap’

    05/30/2008 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 7 replies · 327+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/1/08 | Allison Batdorff and Jeff Schogol
    The USS Kitty Hawk will have to remain in the Pacific longer than initially planned after its replacement, the USS George Washington, was damaged by a recent fire, a Navy official said. The two carriers were to meet in Pearl Harbor next week for a "hull swap," with the newer George Washington taking over for the 47-year-old Kitty Hawk, the oldest active-duty warship in the fleet. About 900 Kitty Hawk sailors and the carrier’s air wing were expected to transfer to the George Washington. But a fire broke out on the George Washington on May 22, while the carrier was...
  • USS Kitty Hawk, Navy's Oldest Active Ship, Leaves Japan to Be Decommissioned

    05/28/2008 1:57:11 PM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 71 replies · 929+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2008 | Associated Press
    The oldest active ship in the U.S. Navy, the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier, made its final departure from Japan on Wednesday to be decommissioned after nearly half a century of service. ***** The Kitty Hawk, the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier in the Navy, is to be replaced later this summer by the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered carrier. The decommissioning date for the ship is set for Jan. 31.
  • Commentary: Will the USS Kitty Hawk cement U.S.-India military ties?

    05/24/2008 7:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 759+ views
    UPI Asia ^ | November 28, 2007 | M.D. Nalapat
    Manipal, India — Thanks largely to India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who shared with his leftwing British friends a dislike of the Yanks, the geopolitically senseless alienation between the United States and India continued for five decades after India's independence in 1947. What seems finally to have convinced the British to leave India was the seepage of loyalty from the Indian component of the armed forces. More than 2 million Indians saw action on the Allied side during World War II. Yet during the war, their loyalty to the Crown was tested by the discriminatory treatment meted out to...
  • After decommissioning, carrier’s eventual fate unknown (USS Kitty Hawk)

    05/24/2008 5:46:02 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 33 replies · 2,332+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/25/08 | Teri Weaver and Allison Batdorff
    Nobody likes moving day — the packing, the lifting and, at day’s end, the echoing of an empty home. Now, imagine emptying out an 80,000-ton ship with 2,550 compartments. It makes for an awful lot of refrigerators to unplug. The crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk already is preparing for such a historic move, one that will end the ship’s 47-year career in the U.S. Navy. As the carrier sails for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, sailors will begin going through 19-point checklists to make sure the proper items get unplugged, collected and stored before the ship drops anchor...
  • Kitty Hawk prepares for final farewell

    05/24/2008 1:37:44 PM PDT · by radar101 · 25 replies · 187+ views
    STARS & STRIPES ^ | May 25, 2008 | Allison Batdorff,
    YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The yen-only DyDo vending machines disappeared from the ship this week. Petty Officer 3rd Class David Santiago is filling up on sushi. Chief Petty Officer Elison Talabong is looking for someone to buy his car. Such are the many preparations under way for the final farewell of the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier, which leaves Japan for good this week. After a decade in Yokosuka, the 47-year-old aircraft carrier will pull out amid parting festivities and farewells from U.S. and Japanese dignitaries Wednesday morning. The crew of the Kitty Hawk’s Japanese sister ship, the JS...
  • Kitty Hawk makes final port call to Hong Kong

    05/01/2008 4:38:42 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 19 replies · 241+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 28 April 2008
    080428-N-7883G-683 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 28, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) prepares to anchor in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor. Hong Kong is Kitty Hawk's last scheduled overseas port visit before its return to the United States later this year. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)
  • U.S. Carrier Kitty Hawk was in 28-hour Standoff with Chinese Submarine

    01/16/2008 12:53:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 267 replies · 1,848+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/16/08 | Chung Juho
    /begin my excerpt U.S. Carrier Kitty Hawk was in 28-hour Standoff with Chinese Submarine Tense battle-ready standoff in Taiwan Strait (Hong Kong=Yonhap News) Chung Juho = U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk (and its battle group) had 28-hour battle-ready standoff with a Chinese submarine and a missile destroyer in Taiwan Strait last November, it has been revealed. This was the first military standoff between U.S. and China since the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996. According to Jan. 16 dispatch by China Times in Taiwan, on Nov. 23 last year, Kitty Hawk battle group was en route to Japan after China...
  • U.S. Carrier Battle Group in Standoff with China

    01/15/2008 6:58:17 PM PST · by Flavius · 62 replies · 950+ views
    John Birch Society ^ | Jan 15, 2008 | Kyodo News Service
    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS: The Navy Times reports that the battle group led by the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk prepared for battle during a 28-hour standoff with two vessels from the Chinese Navy.
  • China Says US Agrees: Forget Navy Spat

    12/04/2007 12:17:07 PM PST · by charles m · 26 replies · 135+ views
    AP ^ | 12/4/07 | FOSTER KLUG
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese and American military officials have agreed to put behind them a dispute over China's refusal to allow port calls to Hong Kong by U.S. Navy warships, a Chinese official said Tuesday. China has hinted that its denials of port calls for the USS Kitty Hawk and eight other ships were triggered by Congress' honoring of the Dalai Lama and U.S. arms sales to Chinese rival Taiwan. The rejection of the ships drew protests from the United States and led the Bush administration to call China's Washington defense attache to the Pentagon to hear complaints about the...
  • Duncan Hunter - What the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars

    11/27/2007 9:58:26 PM PST · by dit_xi · 41 replies · 194+ views
    What the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars"I'm Congressman Duncan Hunter. A few weeks ago when this Song Class Chinese submarine emerged next to one of our aircraft carriers about 80 miles off Okinawa, it shows the American people what the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars. They're cheating on trade and they're buying ships and planes and missles with our money as well as taking millions of jobs. Join me at Peace Through Strength for fair trade."
  • Stop Letting Them Treat Us Like a Turkey

    12/01/2007 3:53:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 526+ views ^ | November 30, 2007 | Diana West
    What could the USS Kitty Hawk and Citigroup possibly have in common? I'll start with the aircraft carrier because I'm still stewing over what happened when the People's Republic of China abruptly denied the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying ships and submarines their routine, scheduled Thanksgiving berth in Hong Kong, where hundreds of crew members' families had gathered (at considerable expense) to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. First, there was the nasty act itself. News accounts speculated about the "reason" -- was it President Bush's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama? Our latest arms agreement with Taiwan?...
  • US moves to defuse naval row with China (Hunter versus the China Appeasers)

    11/29/2007 3:42:30 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies · 66+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/29/07 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States said Thursday it expected China to explain why it turned a US warship away from Hong Kong, but played down the simmering dispute as "one small incident" in a sea of good relations. "We've asked for the clarification, and I think we will get it, and then we'll be able to move beyond this," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters. Beijing linked its decision to deny the USS Kitty Hawk a port-of-call stop to recent US arms sales to Taiwan and a public show of support for Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama...