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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    This fantasy is right out of every other group's mission statement for their proposed museum. I immediately recognized it from the HORNET. I especially love everything about virtual this and virtual that technology. Hell, we are right next to Silicon Valley and really couldn't get that off the ground. Why? MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! By the time you pay rent, pay power, pay water, pay salaries and pay for all your supplies what is left? A credit card bill is what is left.

    Rhode Island has more Navy history than the Bay Area and Alameda NAS? I don't really think so. So down to brass tacks. Where are the visitors going to be drawn from? A 100 mile range and how many live in that range who want to see the ship? The MIDWAY is only 500 miles from me in my old home town and yet I am in no hurry to go down to see her at this time. Iowa even closer but still not driving there yet.

    Historic ship? Hmm, do they have a scoreboard like us? Can someone take me up onto the Island and show me a dozen patches covering 7.7mm holes.

    No offense as I hated seeing all those ships removed from Suisun to go to the scrappers. Really hated to see Nereus, Sperry and Holland go which were important unheralded ships but it is what it is.

    P.S. I'm sure someone will challenge me on the Navy history aspect but I'll base mine on Hunters, Alameda, Treasure Island and Mare Island plus the first plane take off from a ship.
    Different kind of history. It's all about famous Admirals, the War College, etc. San Diego can pull it off with Midway for all of the reasons you stated, but also because it is literally right next to an active Naval Station, in an area with the largest concentration of Navy and Marine Corps power on the planet. The public isn't allowed access to those places, but they can see them from afar, and imagine what it is like while walking the decks of Midway, talking to docents who've "been there; done that." Personally there are things I'd do differently with Midway, but they basically have it down. Regardless, it's sort of the perfect storm for success that I'm not sure can be replicated too many other places.

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    Posted: April 16, 2014 1:43 PM

    Continued Sequestration Would Delay New Carrier by Two Years

    By RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing Editor

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Budget sequestration, if not modified by Congress, will delay the delivery of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy by two years and force the Navy to retire the carrier USS George Washington a half century early, leaving the nation with a 10-carrier fleet for the foreseeable future.

    According to a Defense Department report, “Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding,” released April 15, continuation of sequestration beyond 2015 also will trigger the lay-up of six Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers as well as the proposed lay-up of 11 Ticonderoga-class cruisers. A carrier air wing would be cut and the Navy would be forced to cancel procurement of eight ships over the next five years, including a Virginia-class attack submarine and three Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers with the new Air and Missile Defense Radar.

    The cut of the submarine would reduce the attack submarine fleet to 40 boats by 2029.

    The Navy has funded the mid-life defueling of George Washington, but will decide in the 2016 budget about infusing $6.3 billion for the refueling and overhaul of the now 21-year-old carrier.

    Also, two F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighters would be cut from the 2016 budget and six P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft would be delayed until 2020.

    Funding of ship and aircraft depot-level maintenance would drop from 80 percent of required funding to 70 percent, thereby increasing the maintenance backlog.

    For the Marine Corps, the new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program would be delayed one year. Procurement of the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft would continue, but at a slower rate, as would that of 11 AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters. F-35B Lightning II procurement would be left unaffected.

    Development of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for the Marine Corps would be slowed. Funding of depot-level maintenance of vehicles would drop from 80 percent of requirements to only 57 percent.

    The Marine Corps’ end strength would decline from the target of 182,000 Marines to 175,000.

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    Moderator Edit: There's no need to post the same article in multiple threads. Thanks.
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    Here is a video of some construction progress.

    http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.co...fac21f5865e33b

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    Approx 90 of 445 superlifts have been fitted.

    Video included: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.co...kennedy-cvn-79

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    Reportedly, CVN-79 is now 23 percent complete.

    http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20161102-cvn.html

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    The lower stern super-lift has been installed.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1jmotMuD_VM

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    Kennedy is now 50% structurally complete.
    http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.co...wer-stern-lift

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    CVN 79, 50% complete / 75% structurally complete.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WkrR8HdK0i4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    I can see Carter getting a Sub. The other ones you mentioned didn't deserve a Carrier. FDR was the First Presidential CV. More Presidents get a Sub named after them that a Carrier.
    Reading back over the thread this line stood out and my first thought tonight was...OMG!

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