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Aircraft Carriers

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  • Carrier group returns from deployment

    Carrier group returns from deployment
    SAN DIEGO -- The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey returned to San Diego Wednesday morning after a deployment of nearly six months. Friends and family gathered for joyful...
  • Living Here: Newport News

    About 22 miles long and only 4 miles wide, the area that became Newport News was first settled in 1619. In 1896, that community — the former seat of Warwick County — became the separate city of Newport News. Warwick County was one of the eight...
  • Living Here: The Shipyard

    Living Here: The Shipyard
    Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is Virginia's biggest industrial employer and a core component of the local economy. On the tip of the Peninsula, the company began operations in 1886, founded by railroad magnate Collis P....
  • Historic aircraft carrier to be scrapped at Puget Sound

    Historic aircraft carrier to be scrapped at Puget Sound
    The USS Enterprise is the nation's oldest active duty warship, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and a history-making symbol of America's naval might for half a century. But it's now headed for the scrap heap. Virtually all the weapons and...
  • USS Sampson returns from deployment

    USS Sampson returns from deployment
    SAN DIEGO -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Diego Friday as the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay prepares to depart for the Persian Gulf Saturday amid tensions with Iran over its nuclear...
  • From Newport News to Midway: USS Yorktown a shot in the arm for the shipyard

    From Newport News to Midway: USS Yorktown a shot in the arm for the shipyard
    The USS Yorktown, which was sunk at Midway 70 years ago Tuesday, was more than a notable casualty in a decisive World War II battle. The Yorktown, along with its sister ship the Enterprise, were part of a new naval warfare strategy based not on...
  • The USS Yorktown took heavy damage at the Battle of Coral Sea

     The USS Yorktown took heavy damage at the Battle of Coral Sea
    It didn't take long for the USS Yorktown's short naval career to heat up. Though completed in peacetime and commissioned in the fall of 1937, it was born at a time when the Navy was still getting accustomed to aircraft carriers . Lt. Commander Clifton...
  • From Newport News to Midway: The Yorktown's final battle

    From Newport News to Midway: The Yorktown's final battle
    When the USS Yorktown returned to Pearl Harbor after the Battle of Coral Sea on May 27, 1942, the Newport News-built aircraft carrier needed by some estimates at least three months' worth of repairs. Craig Symonds, a Naval Academy historian writes in his...
  • Florida hoops set to play Georgetown on deck of U.S. Navy ship

    Florida hoops set to play Georgetown on deck of U.S. Navy ship
    OMAHA, Neb. – Florida’s men’s basketball schedule was done when Mike Hill got the call. But when the guy on the other line is offering a game on a Naval carrier, it’s pretty difficult to say no. Hill, the senior associate...
  • Dealing with Waste Aboard an Aircraft Carrier

    Dealing with Waste Aboard an Aircraft Carrier
    An aircraft carrier like the USS John C. Stennis is massive, but any space on the ship is critical. Cmdr. Steven Johnson is an Auxiliary Officer aboard the Stennis and said when there are 6,000 people on a ship that’s a thousand feet long, they...
  • Finding Space for a Workout on an Aircraft Carrier

    Finding Space for a Workout on an Aircraft Carrier
    An aircraft carrier like the USS John C. Stennis is a place with limited and a finite amount of space. The ship is just over a thousand feet long, and when it’s fully-staffed there are about 6,000 people onboard. It can get crowded pretty fast...
  • Navigating an Aircraft Carrier

    Navigating an Aircraft Carrier
    An aircraft carrier like the USS John C. Stennis is an $8 Billion asset designed to hold 6,000 people and take the battle to the enemy, which means it’s massive. “I think you could spend a five-year tour onboard and not see every single...