Welcome to the sixth issue of Carrier Aviation News, a regular newsletter
that brings you the news around the Carrier Navy.
Want to contribute? then mail me David McCandless and maybe I can
publish it here. Thanks to all those who have sent me mail and
Western Atlantic, Norfolk Dec20, Carrier quals Western Atlantic,
Halifax Nova Scotia Jun9, West Atlantic Jun16-Jul2, Norfolk Jul3, West Atlantic Aug12-25
Schedule: Med '98 cruise Feb 1998, new homeport San Diego Sep'98
USS George Washington (CVN-73) CVW-1 AB
Local Ops West Atlantic Mar, COMPTUEX May27-jun11, Port Everglades Fla. Jun16-18,
COMPTUEX West Atlan Jun23, Norfolk Jul3, JTFEX 3-97 West Atlantic Aug18-Sep6
Schedule: Med cruise Sep 97
Local Ops East Pac Feb/Mar. CQ's,COMPTUEX 97-2, eastern Pacific May,
COMPTUEX 97-2B May21, San Diego Jun22/23, EastPac Jun23, KERNAL BLITZ 97 Jun30-Jul3,
San Diego Jul3-14, EastPac Jul14, JTFEX97 EastPac Jul16-23, EastPac Jul27-Aug4, Bremerton Aug12
Pre-deployment Onload and Maintenance (POM) - lifetime traps 227,756.
Schedule: Aug30 - Open House, Sep1 Westpac cruise via Asia/Med, Mar 98
overhaul/refuel at Newport News(2-3 years).
USS John F Kennedy (CV-67) CVW-8 AJ Med '97
In Transit Atlantic Apr29, Marseilles May21, ILLES D'OR Med May27,
Palma de Majorca Spain Jun2, Ops Med Jun9, Benidorm Spain Jun11, Ops West Med Jun16-23,
Koper, Slovenia Jun30, Ops West Med Jul2, Cannes France Jul3, Med Jul14, INVITEX Med Jul16,
en route Corfu, Greece Jul17, Corfu Jul25, Rhodes Greece Jul27-Aug4, Haifa Aug12, Ops Red Sea
Aug 19, Arabian Sea Aug25
Schedule: Homecoming Oct
USS Constellation (CV-64) CVW-2 NE WestPac '97
San Francisco: Fleet Week, Computex 96-5A Eastern Pacific,
FLEETEX 97-1 Eastern Pacific, Pacific, Sydney, Perth May3, Indian Ocean May9,
Arabian Sea May20, INITIAL LINK Arabian Gulf May29, Southern Watch Arabian Gulf Jun2-22,
Jebel Ali Jun23, Southern Watch Arabian Gulf Jun30-Jul20, Jebel Ali Jul23,Southern
Watch Arabian Gulf Jul27, Jebel Ali Aug4, INSPIRED SIREN/ALERT 97 gulf Aug12,
Indian Ocean Aug17-27
Schedule Homecoming San Diego Oct1
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
Planned De-commissioning 2008
San Diego. Schedule: Bremerton Jul(overhaul),
Leaves Bremerton Jul 15,1998 with CVW-5 during RIMPAC 98 to new homeport Yokosuka Japan.
12th Annual USS Boxer (CV-21) Veterans Association, October 8-12, 1997,
Corpus Christi, Texas Contact Ed Smith, 409 345-3340
(fax) 409 345-6883 email@example.com.
We were an active ship from 1945
until decommissioned in 1969 and scraped. We will be conducting a very
moving and patriotic memorial service aboard the USS Lexington. This
will be in tribute to all branches of the military, POWs and MIA.
Everyone welcome. We usually have about 500 at our meetings.