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  • 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
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | 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 http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20060917.htm (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
    Littleabout.com ^ | 2/10/2010 | Littleabout.com
    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
    gregoryafreeman.blogspot.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • China Explains Decision to Block U.S. Ships [Blames US]

    11/29/2007 8:10:58 AM PST · by charles m · 36 replies · 81+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/29/07 | David Lague
    BEIJING, Nov. 29 — China denied permission for a United States aircraft carrier battle group and other American warships to visit Hong Kong last week because of the Bush administration’s proposal to sell upgrades to Patriot antimissile batteries to Taiwan, Chinese state media said today. Beijing also said today that Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi had not told President Bush in a meeting Wednesday that the decisions to deny the ship visits were a “misunderstanding,” as the White House had reported after the talks.“Reports that Foreign Minister Yang said in the United States that it was a misunderstanding do not accord...
  • Navy Chief Surprised at China's Refusal of Port Visit for U.S. Ships (time to send back more toys)

    11/27/2007 11:42:04 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 39 replies · 178+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 27 2007 | AP
    Two of the Navy's top admirals said Tuesday that China's refusal to permit a U.S. aircraft carrier to make a Thanksgiving port call at Hong Kong was surprising and troubling. "This is perplexing. It's not helpful," Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters in a videoteleconference from his headquarters at Camp Smith, Hawaii. "It's not, in our view, conduct that is indicative of a country that understands its obligations as a responsible nation," he said, adding that he hopes it does not indicate a lasting blockage of port visits. The USS Kitty Hawk, which has its home...
  • China Refused Kitty Hawk's Stay in Hong Kong due to Naval Exercise Aimed at Taiwan

    11/24/2007 12:26:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 528+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/24/07 | Chung Ju-ho
    /begin my translation China Refused Kitty Hawk's Stay in Hong Kong due to Naval Exercise Aimed at Taiwan (Hong Kong = Yonhap News) Chung Ju-ho = Ming Bao of Hong Kong reported on Nov. 24 that large-scale Naval Exercise by PLAN is a reason why China refused U.S. carrier Kitty Hawk's scheduled stay in Hong Kong for a while. According to sources, PLAN's Eastern and Southern Fleet conducted large-scale joint military exercise recently in the area of Pacific east of Taiwan, and north of Philippines, practicing hypothetical blockade of Taiwan. Russian-made missile frigates and submarines, 022 stealth missiles, and...
  • Top US Pacific commander concerned China blocked ship from Hong Kong_(also denied bad weather port)

    11/22/2007 5:38:08 PM PST · by Flavius · 32 replies · 180+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 22, 2007 | November 22, 2007
    HONOLULU: The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said Thursday he is "perplexed and concerned" by China's last-minute decision to deny a U.S. aircraft carrier entry to Hong Kong for a previously scheduled port visit. The USS Kitty Hawk and its escort ships were due to dock in Hong Kong for a four-day visit Wednesday until they were refused access. Hundreds of family members who had flown to Hong Kong to spend Thanksgiving with their sailors were stranded by the move. "It's hard to put any kind of positive spin on this," Adm. Timothy Keating told The Associated Press...
  • Admiral 'Perplexed' by Snub at Hong Kong (Time to Blockade Chinese Imports ... Alert)

    11/22/2007 8:54:07 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 83 replies · 199+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22 | AUDREY McAVOY
    HONOLULU (AP) - The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said he's "perplexed and concerned" by China's last-minute decision to deny a U.S. aircraft carrier entry to Hong Kong for a previously scheduled port visit...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier (Kitty Hawk) denied access to Hong Kong (last minute denial by China)

    11/21/2007 7:23:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies · 459+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/21/07 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has unexpectedly denied the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships entry to Hong Kong port for a long-planned Thanksgiving holiday visit, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. "At present, it appears the USS Kitty Hawk strike group will not be making a port call in Hong Kong as previously planned as a result of a last minute denial by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs," State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said. China gave no reason was for the denial, Thompson said. The United States is pressing Chinese authorities for an explanation and...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier denied access to Hong Kong

    11/21/2007 7:21:01 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 30 replies · 59+ views
    http://www.reuters.com ^ | Wed Nov 21, 2007 | Joanne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has unexpectedly denied the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships entry to Hong Kong port for a long-planned Thanksgiving holiday visit, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. "At present, it appears the USS Kitty Hawk strike group will not be making a port call in Hong Kong as previously planned as a result of a last minute denial by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs," State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said. China gave no reason was for the denial, Thompson said. The United States is pressing Chinese authorities for an explanation and...
  • Chinese sub sneaks up on USS Kittyhawk

    11/12/2007 5:24:00 PM PST · by fremont_steve · 6 replies · 168+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 12, 2007 | Fremont_steve
    When the U.S. Navy deploys a battle fleet on exercises, it takes the security of its aircraft carriers very seriously indeed. At least a dozen warships provide a physical guard while the technical wizardry of the world's only military superpower offers an invisible shield to detect and deter any intruders.
  • Chinese sub successfully sneeks up on U.S. Navy

    11/11/2007 5:02:18 AM PST · by mreerm · 51 replies · 284+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th November 2007 | MATTHEW HICKLEY
    American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board.
  • The uninvited guest: Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise

    11/10/2007 7:57:06 PM PST · by secretagent · 77 replies · 266+ views
    Daily mail ^ | MATTHEW HICKLEY
    When the U.S. Navy deploys a battle fleet on exercises, it takes the security of its aircraft carriers very seriously indeed. At least a dozen warships provide a physical guard while the technical wizardry of the world's only military superpower offers an invisible shield to detect and deter any intruders. That is the theory. Or, rather, was the theory. Uninvited guest: A Chinese Song Class submarine, like the one that sufaced by the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close...
  • The uninvited guest: Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise,(military chiefs red-faced)

    11/09/2007 4:55:08 PM PST · by fanfan · 149 replies · 576+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th November 2007 | MATTHEW HICKLEY
    When the U.S. Navy deploys a battle fleet on exercises, it takes the security of its aircraft carriers very seriously indeed. At least a dozen warships provide a physical guard while the technical wizardry of the world's only military superpower offers an invisible shield to detect and deter any intruders. That is the theory. Or, rather, was the theory. American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board. By the...
  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102

    09/10/2007 2:30:23 PM PDT · by RDTF · 3 replies · 215+ views
    Navy.mil ^ | September 7, 2007
    (Sept. 7, 2007) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 makes a final pass before landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during exercise Malabar 07-2. This multinational exercise includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the United States. Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are currently conducting their summer deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)
  • Indian,American jets 'sink' carriers during joint exercises

    09/07/2007 9:12:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies · 1,310+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | September 08,2007 | Manu Pubby
    Front PageIAF Jaguars ‘sink’ USS Nimitz, F-18s return the favour to INS Viraat Manu Pubby Posted online: Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 0000 hrs Malabar Exercise: From tracking nuclear submarines to managing 200 aircraft and taking on deep-sea terror threat, five Navies cover sweeping range of maritime operations ON BOARD USS Kitty Hawk (150 miles west of Port Blair), September 7: As the small green dots approached closer on the radar screen, the Indian officer sitting deep inside USS Nimitz knew it was too late to save the ship. Jaguar maritime fighters of the Indian Air Force (IAF), operating from...
  • USS Kitty Hawk sails out of harbour

    07/09/2007 11:18:28 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 1,146+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 July 2007
    THE 7000 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk have farewelled Sydney – and about $10 million of their money during their five day stay. Escorted by a flotilla of small boats, the Kitty Hawk left Sydney Harbour after five days docked at the Garden Island Naval Base. It is estimated the 7000 sailors spent $2 million a day during their visit to Sydney – or around $280 a crew member, a day. The sailors also engaged in various charitable works around the city, including a visit to sick children at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. This was probably...
  • Sydney welcomes Kitty Hawk

    07/05/2007 2:07:48 PM PDT · by Cecily · 9 replies · 805+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 6, 2007 | Gemma Jones and Nick Vindini
    After steaming through the Heads just before midday, it took almost an hour for two tugs to guide the 323m Kitty Hawk into dock at the Garden Island naval base. More than 100 family members, who had flown from the ship's base at Yokosuka in Japan, were on hand to meet loved ones. Sailors listed their top priorities as going to the zoo to see koalas and kangaroos, dining at Centrepoint tower, climbing the Harbour Bridge and relaxing on Sydney's beaches. "It is awesome, this is my second visit to Australia and from my last visit I remember how great...
  • US Navy invades Sydney as Kitty Hawk sails in [7000 US sailors to arrive in Sydney from today]

    07/04/2007 10:08:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies · 2,189+ views
    US Navy invades Sydney as Kitty Hawk sails in By Justin Vallejo July 05, 2007 01:00am Article from: The Daily Telegraph * 7000 US sailors to arrive in Sydney from today * USS Kitty Hawk in harbour between 10.30am and midday * Son in deep shock, mother in induced coma SYDNEY is gearing up for a US invasion with the arrival of the USS Kitty Hawk today. Another three US ships will follow - bringing 7000 cashed-up sailors. Thousands of Sydneysiders are expected to flock to Sydney Harbour to catch a glimpse of the massive aircraft carrier, which is expected...
  • We fight together, PM tells US crew (John Howard visits USS Kitty Hawk)

    07/04/2007 10:33:56 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies · 901+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 5th July 2007
    PRIME Minister John Howard has addressed about 300 sailors on board the US navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, offering them a warm welcome to Sydney. Standing in front of a large US navy flag, The Navy Jack, Mr Howard spoke of the US navy's long association with Sydney. "Australians and Americans have fought together in defence of freedom and against threats to our way of life on many occasions," he told the sailors.
  • U.S. presses China on armed submarine encounter

    01/11/2007 9:48:33 AM PST · by mfnorman · 185 replies · 3,300+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 01-11-07 | Bill Gertz
    The admiral in charge of the U.S. Pacific Fleet pressed Chinese military leaders to explain why an armed submarine challenged a U.S. aircraft carrier in the western Pacific by sailing within five miles of the warship, U.S. defense officials said. The Chinese responded by claiming the Song-class submarine that surfaced near the USS Kitty Hawk on Oct. 27 was there by accident, and that it did not shadow the warship before making its presence known, the officials said. Defense officials familiar with reports of closed-door military meetings in Beijing, Shanghai and Zhanjiang privately doubted the Chinese explanations and said it...
  • WashTimes: China sub secretly stalked U.S. fleet (surprisingly within firing range)

    11/12/2006 10:23:21 PM PST · by quesney · 123 replies · 4,246+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Washington Times
    By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES November 13, 2006 The USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier The USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier (AFP/Getty Images) A Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific last month and surfaced within firing range of its torpedoes and missiles before being detected, The Washington Times has learned. The surprise encounter highlights China's continuing efforts to prepare for a future conflict with the U.S., despite Pentagon efforts to try to boost relations with Beijing's communist-ruled military. The submarine encounter with the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying warships also is an embarrassment...
  • Search for Missing Kitty Hawk Sailor Concludes

    07/12/2006 7:12:14 PM PDT · by PerConPat · 29 replies · 1,030+ views
    U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs ^ | 7/12/2006 12:00:00 PM | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    USS KITTY HAWK, At Sea (NNS) -- The search for Airman Jason J. Doyle, a Sailor assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, was concluded at midnight, July 11, after search efforts failed to locate him and exceeded any reasonable expectation that he would be found...
  • Valiant Shield 2006 (awesome show of force in asia-pac region)

    06/19/2006 3:30:19 PM PDT · by MARKUSPRIME · 41 replies · 4,822+ views
    Aircraft Carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in formation at the start of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006.
  • Three US carrier strike groups steam in formation in Pacific Ocean (Awesome photo)

    06/19/2006 12:49:10 PM PDT · by dead · 187 replies · 8,305+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 6/19/06
    The USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups steam in formation during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in preparation for Valiant Shield 2006 on Sunday, June 18, 2006, in the Pacific Ocean. The PHOTOEX featured 14 ships as well as 17 aircraft from Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corp including a B2 bomber. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area beginning June 19-23, the exercise involves 28 Naval vessels including three carrier strike groups,...
  • USS George Washington to Replace USS Kitty Hawk as U.S. Navy’s Forward Deployed Carrier (CONFIRMED)

    12/04/2005 8:34:59 PM PST · by BladeLWS · 31 replies · 1,425+ views
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy announced Dec. 2 that USS George Washington (CVN 73) will replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the western Pacific and will arrive in Yokosuka, Japan, in 2008. George Washington is currently homeported in Norfolk, Va., and is receiving necessary maintenance and upgrades at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding to facilitate this forward deployment. The forward deployment of George Washington will not necessitate a change in the assigned air wing in Japan, nor in the composition of the air wing. Carrier Air Wing 5 will remain the forward-deployed air...
  • World-Wide Aircraft Carriers Site Announced by Freeper Jeff Head

    10/16/2005 10:41:17 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 219 replies · 4,274+ views
    World-Wide Aircraft Carriers ^ | 16 October 2005 | Jeff Head
    In the last months there has been a lot of interest expressed on FR about aircraft carriers. I have found that there is a lot of interest all over the net. So, I created a web site about all of the World's Aircraft Carriers. It will surprise you how many countries operate at least one...and also how many are building large-deck Amphibious Assault ships. Of course, no one holds a candle at this time to America's capabilities in this regard. Please enjoy, and let me know what you think. I hope it serves as a resource for naval enthusiasts everywhere....
  • Admiral assumes command of U.S. Naval Forces in Japan

    09/29/2005 8:57:55 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 8 replies · 512+ views
    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nationworld/story/5215456p-4738846c.html ^ | September 29, 2005 | The News Tribune (author withheld)
    Rear Adm. James Kelly assumed command of the U.S. Naval Forces in Japan today, replacing Rear Adm. Frederic Ruehe. The change of command ceremony was held aboard the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier at the Japanese port of Yokosuka, just south of Tokyo, where the U.S. 7th Fleet is based. Kelly becomes the second-most senior officer for the U.S. Navy in Japan following the 7th Fleet commander, Vice Adm. Jonathan Greenert. The 7th Fleet is the largest in the Navy, and is the only fleet that has its home port outside of the United States.
  • Sailors become naturalized citizens while at sea (We salute each of you, congrats!)

    08/25/2005 3:45:57 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 8 replies · 444+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 24, 2005 | Juliana Gittler
    Twenty-nine sailors from the USS Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing 5 made history while becoming Americans on Saturday, by being the first sailors to be naturalized at sea on a Navy warship, according to a Navy news release. Jonathan Foutz / U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jorge Duarte-Figueroa from Guadalajara, Mexico, waits with fellow sailors for a citizenship ceremony to commence on the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk at sea on Saturday. The ceremony was scheduled to take place at a later date in port. But since immigration officials were available to test the sailors under...
  • All hands on deck for $30m party

    07/03/2005 5:18:32 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies · 546+ views
    The Australian ^ | 4th July 2005 | Jonathan Porter
    MORE than 5300 sailors, airmen and soldiers from the USS Kitty Hawk carrier group descended on Sydney last night, determined to bleed up to $30million in back-pay over the next four days in "the most sought-after port". "They haven't been paid for 40 days, so they'll be enjoying some great liberty," said Lieutenant Commander Terrence Dudley, the ship's media liaison boss. Rear Admiral Jamie Kelly, the commander of carrier strike group five - which the Kitty Hawk or "Battle Cat" heads - said his people were "eager to take advantage of the local attractions". "The strike group's visit is expected...
  • U.S. keeps Kitty Hawk, JFK on deck

    05/12/2005 6:34:16 AM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 12 replies · 829+ views
    Japan Times ^ | The Japan Times: May 12, 2005
    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The U.S. Congress passed a measure Tuesday effectively requiring the Defense Department to keep the two remaining conventional aircraft carriers -- the USS Kitty Hawk and USS John F. Kennedy -- as candidates for deployment in Japan unless the Japanese government agrees to host a nuclear-powered carrier. The measure is included in an $82 billion supplementary spending bill for fiscal 2005 approved by the Senate on Tuesday and passed by the House of Representatives last week. The extra budget, mainly for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be finalized with the signature of President George W. Bush. With...
  • U.S.S. Kennedy’s Future Hinges On Japan’s Nuclear Carrier Decision

    03/23/2005 7:27:31 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 13 replies · 734+ views
    Pacific Stars and Stripes | March 23, 2005 | Jon R. Anderson
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Navy officials plan to decommission the last two conventionally powered aircraft carriers left in the fleet, but they are leaving the door open to bring one back if needed to assuage Japanese political concerns. Navy Secretary Gordon England told reporters Monday the 38-year-old USS John F. Kennedy will be decommissioned next year but will remain ready to be recalled to active duty if necessary. “We’re going to mothball the Kennedy,” England said, but he added, “if you need the Kennedy to go to Japan we can always make the Kennedy available.” Still, he insisted, “the Kennedy is...
  • 300,000 sign petition protesting against nuclear carrier at Yokosuka Naval Base

    03/20/2005 8:20:42 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 18 replies · 502+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 20, 2005 | Hana Kusumoto
    A petition signed by more than 300,000 people protesting any deployment of a nuclear carrier to Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, after the USS Kitty Hawk is decommissioned in 2008 was submitted to the mayor of Yokosuka on Friday, according to the group that submitted the petition. Leaders from the Citizens Coalition Concerning Home-Porting of a Nuclear-Powered Carrier to Yokosuka Naval Base handed the petition to Yokosuka Mayor Hideo Sawada at the city hall. The petition urges Sawada to take further action to dissuade deployment of a nuclear carrier. It also urges him to press the central government to officially state...
  • 2006 defense budget plan eliminates Navy aircraft carrier

    02/07/2005 4:23:52 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 89 replies · 2,230+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 8, 2005 | Jon R. Anderson
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will cut one of its 12 aircraft carriers, jettison more than 13,000 sailors from its active rolls and slow down the purchase of new ships and aircraft, according to the Navy’s portion of the 2006 defense budget proposal. The good news, say service officials, is that with the extra $6.4 billion they’re getting over the $119 billion approved last year, they’ll be able to provide new special pay and bonus money, more housing allowances, stipends for living overseas as well as increases to fleet maintenance and training. The proposal calls for increasing sailors’ base pay...