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USS JOHN F. KENNEDY   (CVA-67)
(later CV-67)


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A port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) conducting high speed maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea, November 5, 1988. US Navy photo by CWO Welsh. (DVIC id.: DN-ST-89-02159).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in port, Marseille, France, possibly in November 1988.

Photos by Philippe Gonzales
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"[O]n 4 January 1989, during the second of three cycles of scheduled operations that day, her airborne Hawkeyes and the ship's F-14 CAP detected, at about 78 nautical miles, two Libyan MiG-23B Floggers from Al Bumbah. Other Libyan aircraft had been observed and monitored earlier, but had not behaved aggressively, inevitably returning to their base. These two MiGs continued to close at high speed, however, accelerating first from 430 to 450, and then from 450 to 500, knots. The Tomcats, from VF-32 ['Swordsmen'], embarked on a series of pre-planned, non-provocative maneuvers, changing course and altitude in order to establish offset. The Floggers, however, countered the F-14s' maneuvers with their own, re-establishing 'head-on forward quarter weapons release' situations. As the Libyan planes closed at high speed within range to release their own weapons, the Tomcats, one flown by Lieutenant Herman C. Cook, Jr., with Lieutenant Commander Steven P. Collins as NFO [BuNo 159437, modex AC202], the other by Lieutenant Commander Joseph B. Connelly and Commander Leo F. Enwright, Jr. [BuNo 159610, modex AC207], engaged the MiGs, firing in self-defense, and splashed the two Floggers with AIM-7 [Sparrow] and AIM-9 [Sidewinder] missiles in the central Med north of Tobruk in international waters. As a CVW-3 chronicler laconically summed it up: 'USN - 2, Libya - 0.'" (Quoted from DANFS, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Naval History & Heritage Command).

Note "MiG kill" markings on AC202 and AC207 and on the carrier's island.

Photos by Bob Royes
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Norfolk, VA, 1989. Frigate USS Donald B. Beary (FF-1085) berthed across the pier from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67).

Ron Williams
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This photograph hangs on the wall at VFW Post 832 in South Portland, ME. "Big John" made a port visit to Portland 13-16 October 1989. This photograph shows her passing Portland Head Light which is at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, ME on 13 Oct. 1989. She anchored out very close to Fort Gorges, which is just below the Skipper's signature.

Fort Gorges was built in 1859 to guard the area around Hog Island during the Civil War. It was built at water level so that cannonballs launched from it would skip across the water and hit enemy ships. The Civil War ended before it was finished. Fort Gorges has a hexagonal shape and five of its sides hold secret compartments for cannons. It became obsolete in the 1860's due to rapid advances in naval power. During World War 1 and World War 2 it was used to store naval mines. Today Fort Gorges is owned by the city of Portland.

Chester O. Morris
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Another view of John F. Kennedy when she was in Portland, ME. (see above). This photo was taken at Fort Allen Park on Portland's Eastern Promenade. It shows John F. Kennedy at Anchor off Portland in Casco Bay.

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Poster from the JFK visit to Portland, ME, in 1989 (see above).

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A pair of Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) "Tophatters" F-14A Tomcats fly past the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) at the end of Fleet Ex 90. Photo taken by LCDR Leenhouts on 2 July 1990. DVIC id# DN-SC-90-9212.

Robert M. Cieri
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Top to bottom: USS Biddle (CG-34), USS Saratoga (CV-60), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS San Jacinto (CG-56). This photo was taken during Operation Desert Shield, October 1990, in the Red Sea, by one of the JFK's photomates.

Bob Haner, YN1, USN (Ret.)
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An aerial view of, from left, the guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56), the aircraft carriers USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), and USS Saratoga (CV-60), and the guided missile cruiser USS Biddle (CG-34) underway in the Red Sea, 24 October 1990. After a month and a half on station in support of Operation Desert Shield, JFK and her battle group were being relieved by Sara and her battle group.

Official photograph, available from DefenseImagery.mil, id. DN-SC-91-04746.

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An aerial view of, from upper left, the guided missile cruiser USS Biddle (CG-34), the aircraft carriers USS Saratoga (CV-60) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), and the guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56), underway in the Red Sea, 24 October 1990. After a month and a half on station in support of Operation Desert Shield, JFK and her battle group were being relieved by Sara and her battle group.

Official photograph, available from DefenseImagery.mil, id. DN-SC-91-04750.

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Aircraft line the deck of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as the aircraft carrier is underway in the Red Sea, 21 January 1991, during Operation Desert Storm. Official U.S. Navy photo by PA1 Chuck Kalnbach (available from DefenseImagery.mil as image # DD-ST-92-07826).

Robert Hurst
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LTV A-7E Corsair II, BuNo 158830, AC403, of VA-72 "Blue Hawks," had the dubious distinction of being the last of the type in US Navy service to need a barricade landing aboard a carrier when the nose gear was damaged on catapult launch from USS John F. Kennedy, at start of mission 12.41 against a target in western Iraq, losing one tire, 24 January 1991. Pilot, LT Tom Dostie, succeeded in hooking 1-wire and aircraft snagged safely in barricade. Since the A-7 type was about to be retired, airframe was stripped for parts and buried at sea the following day, with full military honors, but refused to sink until strafed by air wing jets. (Mersky, Peter B., "SLUF swansong : A-7 Corsair II in the Gulf, 1990–1991," International Air Power Review, Volume 1, AIRtime Publishing Inc., Westport, Connecticut, Summer 2001, ISBN 1473-9917, pages 123–126.) U.S. Navy photo by PH2 Moore (available from DefenseImagery.mil, id. DN-SC-92-09477).

NS0267bda: "The noble hulk of A-7E Corsair II, side number 403, was given an honorable burial at sea from elevator four yesterday. After a Jan. 24 barricade arrested landing skillfully done by Lt. Tom Dostie of VA-72, the aircraft was stripped for salvage parts before her burial. According to VA-72's commanding officer, Cdr. John R. Sanders, $3.17 million worth of parts were stripped from the plane. He added that A-7 403 will live on in spirit beyond its almost 8,000 hours flight time because it became an 'organ donor' to its survivors in VA-46 and VA-72. (Photos by PH2 Mickey Moore and PH3 Paul Hawthorne)"

Bob Haner recalls: "Our ship was the only carrier, of the six that were, during the 1990–91 Persian Gulf war, that did not lose a plane due to enemy combat. We did, however lose one plane, an A-7. On 24JAN91, as it was being launched, the front nose gear of the plane fell apart (to put it nicely). While Air Dept rigged the barricade, the plane circled around. Many of us thought it was dumping its fuel and its weapons. BUT, according to the then Skipper—CAPT Phil Gay—that wasn't the case. He being an old A-7 pilot knew the plane could be landed safely, and the plane flew around to give the ship time to rig the barricade. Thankfully, it did, and as the pictures (which appeared in the 9FEB91 issue of the Bird Farm Bulletin) show, the plane was stripped of all reusable parts, and dumped over the side in the Red Sea."

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The fast combat support ship USS Detroit (AOE-4), center, conducts an underway replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), top, and the guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) in the Red Sea, 9 February 1991, during Operation Desert Storm. U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Chester O. Falkenhainer III, now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center (# DN-SC-91-05321).

Robert M. Cieri
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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) underway with Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) in the Red Sea, March 1991, during the cease-fire between coalition and Iraqi forces following Operation Desert Storm. Official US Navy photo by PH3 C. O. Falkenhainer III.

Robert M. Cieri
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A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) underway in the Red Sea, March 1991, during the cease-fire between coalition and Iraqi forces following Operation Desert Storm. Official US Navy photo by PH3 Falkenhainer (photo # DN-SC-91-06616).

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A starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) underway in the Red Sea, March 1991, during the cease-fire between coalition and Iraqi forces following Operation Desert Storm. Official US Navy photo by Falkenhainer (photo # DN-SC-91-06617).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) transits the Suez Canal as she begins the journey to Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., after taking part in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The aircraft carrier had been deployed for more than seven months. Photo taken by PH3 Falkenhainer in mid-March 1991. DVIC id# DN-SC-91-07157.

Robert M. Cieri
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Large harbor tugs maneuver the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) along the Elizabeth River as she heads toward a berth at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The vessel would be overhauled following her 7-month deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Photo by Hopwood, May 28, 1991.

(Photo available from the Defense Visual Information Center, id.: DN-ST-92-00679).

Bill Gonyo
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This photo was most likely taken on 19 or 20 May 1992, just before USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) arrived in New York to kick off Fleet Week '92 (20–26 May). It is signed by Rear Admiral James A. Lair, SOPA (Senior Officer Present Afloat) for the various ships in New York for Fleet Week '92. Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) was embarked aboard JFK.

Charles Hahm
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A bow view of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) underway in the Atlantic Ocean, en route to the Mediterranean Sea, October 16, 1992. US Navy photo by CW02 Kenneth H. Brewer (DVIC id: DN-SC-93-00853).

Robert M. Cieri
Overhaul at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 14 September 1993–3 September 1995
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View North-Northeast of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in Dry Dock No. 5, Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA, undergoing a $491 million Complex Overhaul (COH). This was the last major work undertaken by the Yard—the official closing of the Philadelphia Navy Yard took place on 27 September 1996, under RADM Louise C. Wilmot.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-1.

Library of Congress, via Mike Green
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View North of bow of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in Dry Dock No. 5 in September 1994. A good view of her bow anchor. Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-2.

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View Northeast of starboard bow of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in Dry Dock No. 5. Painters are applying anti-fouling paint below the water line. Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-3.

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View North of bow of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in Dry Dock No. 5 in September 1994, from caisson floor.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-4.

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September 1994 view North-Northwest showing USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in Dry Dock No. 5. Crane lifting sheet metal scrap (Jeff Davis, Crane Operator). Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-5.

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Island of carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) surrounded by scaffolding while undergoing a Complex Overhaul (COH) in September 1994. Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-6.

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View Northwest of the island of carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). When the photograph was taken in September 1994, JFK was in dry dock undergoing a Complex Overhaul (COH). The island houses the ship's bridge and a control center for aircraft operations. Extensive scaffolding was required to allow full access to the painters and technicians working there. Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-7.

Library of Congress, via Mike Green
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September 1994 view Southeast of island on carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-8.

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View South-Southeast of the stern of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in September 1994. Scaffolding is set up for the remounting of propellers. Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-9.

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September 1994 view South-Southeast in Dry Dock showing the stern of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). Note prop shafts and rudder. Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-10.

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Painters are removing masking tape from the hull of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in September 1994. View is looking south from the bottom floor of Dry Dock No. 5. Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-11.

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September 1994 view South of hangar deck of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) undergoing a Complex Overhaul (COH). Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA.

Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-387-E-13.

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Photos taken by Ron Reeves when aboard for 10 days riding out Hurricane Felix, August 1995. Photo NS026700a shows the ship going under the Delaware Memorial Bridge — note the stub mast in the down position to clear the bridge.

Ron Reeves
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269k In June and July 1996, USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 made a North Atlantic deployment. The aircraft carrier is seen here at anchor in The Solent, near Portsmouth, UK. Ian Drake
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Dec. 10, 1996 — The U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) steams in the Northern Puerto Rican Operations Area (NPOA) during carrier airwing qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Scott A. Moak (# 961210-N-0710M-001).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), foreground, assumes the watch from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in the western Mediterranean, 11 May 1997. Fast combat support ship USS Detroit (AOE-4), second from top, and the Military Sealift Command-operated combat stores ship USNS Concord (T-AFS 5), typical of the vital auxiliaries without which a modern fleet cannot operate, carry out vertical replenishment operations between the two carriers. USN Photo #970511-N-3394M-001 by Photographer’s Mate 2d Class Scott A. Moak.

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Over 1,000 sailors form a Christmas tree on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as the ship operates in the Persian Gulf, December 16, 1999 in support of Operation Southern Watch, the U.S. and coalition enforcement of the no-fly-zone over Southern Iraq. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christian S. Eskelund, U.S. Navy (# 991216-N-9564E-001).

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At the stroke of midnight in the Persian Gulf, 31 December 1999–1 January 2000, tracers and flares fill the air above USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as the ship marks the beginning of the year 2000. Big John led the only battlegroup deployed during the Y2K rollover time period. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Marcello Caswell (# 000101-N-0894C-001).

Bob Haner
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(Left to right) Kuwait Patrol craft Failaka (P3715), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Cushing (DD-985), and Kuwait Patrol craft Maskan (P3717), participate in a U.S.-Kuwait photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in the Persian Gulf, February 6, 2000. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Christian Eskelund (#000206-N-9568E-001).

Scientifically, this photo provides an excellent example of the Kelvin ship wave pattern, a wave system confined within a wedge-shaped region. The half angle of the wedge is approximately 19.5 degrees and, in relatively deep water, it is independent of the shape, size and speed of the source, as is clearly illustrated here.

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"USS John F Kennedy (CV-67) transiting the Hudson River for Fleet Week 2000 [New York City, 2–8 July 2000]. One photo of note is the Kennedy as she passes the twin towers (former World Trade Center). I took the shot from Liberty State Park in New Jersey, looking across the river. I thought it was a pretty cool comparison of size between the Kennedy and the Twin Towers. Who knew at the time, that it was simpler, our would be considered simpler times. But it was. Anyway, I thought this picture would be a nice memorial to a bygone era, and to two great (albeit past) examples of American might, technology and ingenuity."

Additional photos show the Kennedy being nudged into pier 88 at Mid-Town Manhattan.

Photos by Tom Schneider
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The ship's baseball team, Moakley Park, South Boston, Massachusetts (10–15 July 2000).

© Christine Pantaliere
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An F/A-18 Hornet from the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Three (VFA-83) lands on the flight deck of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), 11 May 2001, in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Daniel Dennis, USN (#010511-N-5286D-001).

Robert M. Cieri
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RADM Steven Tomaszeski, Commander, Carrier Group Six, returns a salute to CAPT Ronald Henderson during an informal change of command ceremony held aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), 12 February 2002. CAPT Henderson assumed command of JFK after relieving CAPT Johnny "Turk" Green (see "Commanding Officers"). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Travis Simmons (#020212-N-0012S-002).

Robert M. Cieri
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Members of Combat Systems 6, Ship's Self Defense Division, load RIM-7 Sea Sparrow radar-guided surface to air missiles into one of the ship's launchers, 16 February 2002. USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 departed on 7th February on a scheduled deployment, and would relieve USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) to conduct missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jane Slater (#020216-N-5607S-001).

Robert M. Cieri
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83k Feb. 23, 2002 — An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5) crosses the bow of USS John F. Kennedy as the carrier Battle Group (BG) arrives in the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire [020223-N-6492H-502]. U.S. Navy
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141k An Aviation Ordnanceman assigned to the ship's G2 division moves 2000 pound bombs configured as MK-84 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), onto an aircraft elevator, next to an F-14 Tomcat fighter, 2 March 2002. USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 were to relieve USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), and would conduct missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire (#020302-N-6492H-501). Robert M. Cieri
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37k USS John F. Kennedy alongside USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) as seen from USS Hue City (CG-66), coming up on the opposite side. Eastern Med, 3 March 2002. Photo by LT Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) approaches the Japan-Egypt Friendship Bridge during transit of the Suez Canal, 4 March 2002. The aircraft carrier and her embarked Carrier Air Wing 7 were arriving to relieve USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) to conduct missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Bill Vonseggern (#020304-N-7712V-001).

Robert M. Cieri
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The ship's island passes under the Japan-Egypt Friendship Bridge as USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) transits the Suez Canal, 4 March 2002. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire (#020304-N-6492H-533).

Robert M. Cieri
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Two S-3B Vikings assigned to the "Topcats" of Sea Control Squadron Three One (VS-31) prepare to return aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) after completing missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 17 March 2002. The aircraft were assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7). U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Gerald D. Murphy (#020317-N-6648M-002).

Robert M. Cieri
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An F-14 Tomcat assigned to the "Red Rippers" of Fighter Squadron One One (VF-11) makes ready for a catapult launch from the flight deck, 19 March 2002. USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were conducting combat missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire (#020319-N-6492H-516).

Robert M. Cieri
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Naval vessels from five nations fall into position for a rare photographic opportunity, 18 April 2002. From top row left to right: Italian frigate ITS Maestrale (F-570), French destroyer FS De Grasse (D-612), U.S. aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), U.S. cruiser USS Port Royal (CG-73), French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R-91), British Royal Navy amphibious warfare ship HMS Ocean (L-12), French frigate FS Surcouf (F-711), U.S. aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Amstel (F-831) and Italian destroyer ITS Luigi Durand de la Penne (D-560). The coalition forces were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Alta I. Cutler (# 020418-N-1587C-030).

Robert Hurst
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Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) fly between USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS Hue City (CG-66) on Memorial Day, May 27, 2002. An F-14B Tomcat breaks up and out to form a "Missing Man Formation" in honor of those who gave their lives to preserve freedom for our country. The carrier was deployed conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire.

Steven A. Cardali
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36k JFK with USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a replenishment, 19 June 2002, seen from USS Hue City (CG-66). Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by LT Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
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42k Jun. 19, 2002 — The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) (left) and the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) conduct simultaneous replenishments at sea (RAS) with the underway replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). The carrier and the destroyer are steaming just 50 yards from Walter S. Diehl, a maneuver that requires great seamanship. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire (# 020619-N-6492H-507). Robert M. Cieri
Steven A. Cardali
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68k Operation Enduring Freedom, Jul. 9, 2002 — USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) is replenished from the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE-3) on the ship's port side as the guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG-36) receives fuel and supplies on the starboard side. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire (#020709-N-6492H-512). U.S. Navy
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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) underway in the Central Command Area of Operation (AOR), 16 July 2002. JFK and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy Photograph by Photographer's Mate 1st Jim Hampshire (#020716-N-6492H-517).

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81k Marmaris, Turkey, Jul. 20, 2002 — Sailors aboard USS John F. Kennedy man the rails as the aircraft carrier pulls into port. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire. [020720-N-6492H-610]. U.S. Navy
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45k The Mediterranean Sea, Jul. 31, 2002 — Elements from Carrier Air Wing Seven fly over USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). In the formation are four F-14 Tomcats, flanked by two F/A-18 Hornets and an EA-6B Prowler outboard and each side and trailed by two S-3B Vikings and an E-2C Hawkeye. A carrier's air wing often will perform a small air show for the crew of the ship as they return home from a deployment. John F. Kennedy and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were completing a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and turned over duties in the Arabian Gulf region to USS George Washington (CVN-73) and CVW-17 on July 19. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire. [020731-N-6492H-501]. U.S. Navy
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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) pulls in to Tarragona, Spain, 3 August 2002, for a short port visit while on her transit home. Big John and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) had been relieved by USS George Washington (CVN-73) and CVW-17 after conducting sustained combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire (#020803-N-6492H-503).

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56k Gibraltar, Aug. 8, 2002 — USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), escorted by an HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5), passes by Gibraltar as she leaves the Mediterranean Sea and heads out into the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire. [020808-N-6492H-502]. U.S. Navy
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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) cruises through the Chesapeake Bay towards Norfolk, Virginia, 15 August 2002, to drop off locally-stationed squadron personnel before continuing her journey to Mayport, Florida, where she is homeported. U.S. Navy photo by PH1(AW/NAC) Martin Maddock (#020815-N-0872M-504).

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Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., Aug. 15, 2002 — A team of tugs push USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) towards Pier 14 at the Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., as family members and friends of locally-stationed squadron personnel wait on the pier. The carrier would disembark the locally-stationed personnel before continuing her journey to Mayport, Fla., where she was homeported. John F. Kennedy and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were completing a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Throughout the course of the deployment, John F. Kennedy safely navigated 160 days at sea covering 69,050 miles of ocean and completed more than 9,100 aircraft traps/recoveries. Carrier Air Wing Seven aircraft flew a total of 2,599 day and night missions over Afghanistan in support of coalition forces, delivering more than 64,000 pounds of ordnance on Taliban and Al Qaeda targets. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class (AW/NAC) Martin Maddock (#020815-N-0872M-541).

(USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) across the pier).

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Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) performs a fly over in formation along with USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Hue City (CG-66), USS Vicksburg (CG-69) and USS The Sullivans (DDG-68), 16 August 2002, to conclude an air show performance for over 1,400 "Tigers" aboard the aircraft carrier. JFK and CVW-7 were returning home after completing a six-month long deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Dominick Haen (#020816-N-9719H-001).

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Sailors "Man the Rails" of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as the aircraft carrier is guided into port, Mayport, Fla., by tug boats. Big John was returning home after completing a six-month long deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Dominick Haen (#020817-N-9719H-002).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) moored at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., 2 June 2003, during a nine-month Extended Service Repair Availability period. The Repair Availability period would extend the operational capabilities and life of the ship. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten (#030602-N-8704K-001).

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As above. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten (cropped from photo # 030602-N-8704K-002).

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128k More than 2,500 shipyard workers and USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) crew keep the C-2 Pier parking lot full. In a cooperative effort between the carrier, Naval Station Mayport, the state of Florida and local officials, steps were taken to ease the massive amount of traffic a carrier-sized availability causes. ("All Hands" magazine photo by Journalist 1st Class (SCW/SS) James G. Pinsky, December 2003, pg. 32; photo #030813-N-2653P-097.) Bill Gonyo
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Mayport, Fla., Nov. 11, 2003 — USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) departs Naval Station Mayport under her own power following a ten-month Extended Service Repair Availability (ESRA). During a short at sea period the ship would test numerous systems installed or upgraded while in port. The $300 million maintenance period included renovation of berthing compartments, and new navigational radar system. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Greg Curry (#031111-N-3129C-002).

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Nov. 12, 2003 — A routine Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) sprinkler system maintenance check is performed in the hangar bay aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). AFFF is a concentrated mixture that was developed to combat class B fires. It is a slightly amber-colored liquid that, when in solution with water, floats on the surface of fuels and creates a "vapor lock." U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christian Weibull. (#031112-N-4190W-001).

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Nov. 17, 2003 — An S-3B Viking assigned to the "Checkmates" of Sea Control Squadron Two Two (VS-22) lands on the flight deck aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). The S-3B was the first trap aboard the carrier since her Extended Selected Restricted Availability period. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer�s Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten. (#031117-N-8704K-001).

Alexandr Tatchin
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An F-14 Tomcat assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), 24 February 2004. JFK and her Carrier Strike Group (CSG) were conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean, in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Anthony Riddle (#040224-N-7695R-002).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) arrives at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., 17 March 2004, for a four-day port visit after completing a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX) in the Gulf of Mexico. COMPTUEX is an intermediate level exercise designed to forge the strike group into a cohesive fighting team and is a critical step in pre-deployment training. During COMPTUEX, more than a dozen ships, and Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) embarked on Big John, conducted war game exercises using training ranges along the East Coast of the U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. The exercise took advantage of existing ranges under the Navy's comprehensive Training Resource Strategy (TRS). These ranges offer training facilities and realistic simulations, better preparing U.S. Navy ships and Sailors to participate in the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Nichols (#040317-N-0000N-058).

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As above. U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Nichols (#040317-N-0000N-060).

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Gulf of Mexico, Mar. 21, 2004 — Crash and Salvage crewmembers spray-down the flight deck during a scrub-down exercise (SRUBEX) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). The aircraft carrier was transiting back to her homeport of Mayport, Florida after successfully completing Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). The exercise is an intermediate level exercise designed to forge the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) into a cohesive fighting team and is a critical step in pre-deployment training. During COMPTUEX, more than a dozen ships and Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) embarked on John F. Kennedy, conducted war game exercise using training ranges along the East Coast of the U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer�s Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten (photo # 040321-N-8704K-001).

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Atlantic Ocean, Apr. 24, 2004 — The hangar bay aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) is full with ammunition after an underway replenishment with the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE-3) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65). John F. Kennedy was making final preparations before a scheduled six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Anthony Riddle (photo # 040424-N-7695R-001).

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54k Strait of Gibraltar, June 24, 2004 — The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) transits through the straits of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea, during a scheduled six-month deployment. U.S. Navy Photo by Airman Apprentice Nicholas Garratt (# 040624-N-8090G-001). USN
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A Maltese military helicopter prepares to take off from the flight deck of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), during a visit from Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and American Ambassador Anthony Gioia, 26 June 2004. JFK was on a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Chris Weibull (#040626-N4190W-001).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) pulls into the port of Valletta, Malta, for a scheduled port visit, 26 June 2004. Big John was participating in Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse was the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten (#040626-N-8704K-001).

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63k "Manning the rail" as USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) enters Grand Harbour Valletta Malta on the 26th June 2004 for a 4-day visit. © George Farrugia
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Tugboats assist USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) while pulling pier-side in the port of Valletta, Malta during a scheduled port visit, 26 June 2004. JFK was participating in Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse was the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten (#040626-N-8704K-002).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) pulls into the port of Valletta, Malta, for a scheduled port visit, 26 June 2004. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten (#040626-N-8704K-004).

E.J. Comeau, via Joe Radigan
Naval Air Force Pacific (AIRPAC) via Ron Reeves
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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) sits moored pierside in the historic city of Valletta, Malta, 29 June 2004. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Tommy Gilligan (# 040629-N-4565G-001).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) transits the Suez Canal while transferring from Sixth Fleet to Fifth Fleet areas of operation, 3 July 2004. The John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) was on a scheduled deployment taking part in Summer Pulse 04. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg (# 040703-N-4374S-006).

Robert M. Cieri
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65k Flight deck officers launch a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet during flight operations from the deck of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as the aircraft carrier steams through the Persian Gulf during Summer Pulse 2004, July 20, 2004. Summer Pulse '04 was a U.S. Navy exercise where seven aircraft carrier strike groups would learn new ways of operating, training, manning and maintaining their fleet. This was part of the Navy's new Fleet Response Plan that would train the fleets to provide assistance in a national emergency or crisis. DoD photo by Airman Tommy Gilligan, U.S. Navy (# 040721-N-4565G-001). Alex Tatchin
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154k Destroyer USS Spruance (DD-963) steams alongside the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) prior to flight operations in the Persian Gulf, 16 October 2004. John F. Kennedy and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) were on deployment in the 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility (AOR) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten (# 041016-N-8704K-003). Robert M. Cieri
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89k Persian Gulf, October 26, 2004 — The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) receives fuel lines from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) prior to a replenishment at sea. Both ships were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg (# 041026-N-4374S-001). USN
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Persian Gulf, November 10, 2004 — An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the �Sunliners� of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight One (VFA-81), launches from the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) embarked aboard John F. Kennedy were supporting ground troops in Fallujah, Iraq, under Operation Al Fajr (New Dawn). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Tommy Gilligan (photo # 041110-N-4565G-004).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), foreground, conducts vertical replenishment (VERTREP) operations with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) off the Atlantic Coast, March 12, 2005. VERTREP's are used to quickly transfer munitions and supplies from one ship to another. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm (# 050312-N-9362D-004).

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Another view, as above. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm (# 050312-N-9362D-009).

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Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Jeoffrey Keever writes the status of each aircraft on the status board in Carrier Air Traffic Controller Center (CATCC) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) during flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, April 15, 2005. The carrier was conducting carrier qualification. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Antonia Ramos (# 050415-N-1590R-001).

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117k Boston, Mass., May 19, 2005 — The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) makes her way into historic Boston Harbor as some of her crew members stand in formation on the flight deck to spell-out "JACK IS BACK." John F. Kennedy Sailors, and embarked Marines assigned to Marine Expeditionary Unit Two Four (MEU 24), man-the-rails as the ship pulls into port. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer�s Mate 3rd Class Joshua Karsten (photo #050519-N-8704K-001). Jack Treutle
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76k New York, May 25, 2005 — Service members from the Coast Guard and Marine Corps aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walker render honors to USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as she travels up the Hudson river during the Fleet Week Parade of Ships. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Daniel S. Bender (photo #050525-G-9539B-081). Chester Morris
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95k View of the island, June 1, 2005. Ryan Sherwood
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83k Just prior to going under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on June 1st 2005. Ryan Sherwood
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Atlantic Ocean, December 14, 2005 — USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) returns home to Mayport, Fla. after completing carrier qualifications at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tommy Gilligan (# 051214-N-4565G-001).

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Mayport, Fla., March 29, 2006 — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) ADM Mike Mullen conducts an "all hands call" aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). ADM Mullen visited the carrier to keep the crew abreast of the ongoing debate over the storied ship's future. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Anthony Riddle (# 060329-N-7695R-006).

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Atlantic Ocean, April 4, 2006 — USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) conducts a Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) live fire training exercise. The CIWS is a fast-reaction, rapid-fire 20-millimeter gun system that provides ships of the U.S. Navy with a terminal defense against anti-ship missiles and littoral warfare threats that have penetrated other fleet defenses. Phalanx automatically detects, tracks and engages air threats such as anti-ship missiles and aircraft. John F. Kennedy was conducting proficiency training off the Florida coast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Erica Treider (# 060404-N-8485T-012).

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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter addresses USS John F. Kennedy's (CV-67) crew during an all hands call, Mayport, Fla., June 2, 2006. SECNAV toured the aircraft carrier and several naval facilities within Navy Region Southeast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Dougherty (#060602-N-0325D-001).

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A sailor assigned to USS Farragut (DDG-99) salutes the Ensign in memory of those fallen shipmates lost during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Guests from various Veterans' Organizations in the Jacksonville area, including Pearl Harbor survivors, went underway with the Farragut for the 65th annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony. In the background is the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). Mayport, Fla., 7 December 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lynn Friant (# 061207-N-1810F-009).

Robert M. Cieri
The Last Voyage
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Mayport, Fla., February 20, 2007 — USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) departs Naval Station Mayport for the last underway period before her decommissioning in March. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Williams (# 070220-N-1550W-001).

Chester Morris
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Atlantic Ocean, February 27, 2007 — More than 700 Sailors aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) conduct a tribute to honor the ship's 38 years of distinguished commissioned service while transiting to Boston for a farewell port visit. JFK arrival would mark her last port visit and would afford the people of Boston the opportunity to say goodbye to a ship and crew with whom they maintained close relations since her christening in 1967. Big John was scheduled to decommission in Mayport, Fla., on March 23, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tommy Gilligan (# 070227-N-4565G-002).

Chester Morris
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Boston, Mass., March 1, 2007 — More than 1,000 Sailors man the rails of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as she makes her transit to her final port call in Boston after 38 years of service. JFK was scheduled to depart the home of her namesake on March 5, but her departure was delayed until March 7 because of the need to refuel and high winds. U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tommy Gilligan (# 070301-N-4565G-008 & 070301-N-4565G-010).

Chester Morris
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Atlantic Ocean, March 10, 2007 — USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) makes her final transit into her homeport at Naval Station Mayport after a successful underway and farewell port visit to Boston, Mass. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tommy Gilligan (# 070310-N-4565G-004).

Chester Morris & Tony Cowart
Decommissioning Ceremony, March 23, 2007
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Mayport, Fla., March 23, 2007 — Sailors stationed aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) man the rails during the ship's decommissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Regina L. Brown (# 070323-N-3285B-017).

Tony Cowart
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Mayport, Fla., March 23, 2007 — Many distinguished visitors and guests attended the historical decommissioning ceremony of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). "Big John" served her country with more than 38 years of service and 18 major deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Susan Cornell (# 070323-N-8544C-097).

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Mayport, Fla., July 20, 2007 — Brazilian Navy submarine Tikuna (S 34) enters Mayport Basin during her first visit to a U.S. Navy base, sponsored by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO). NAVSO sponsors foreign military visits to promote relations with partner nations in Latin America to support Theater Security Cooperation. Decommissioned aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy is in the background. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly Boynton (# 070720-N-5677B-005).

Chester Morris
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Decommissioned aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CV-67) departs Naval Station Mayport en route to Norfolk, Va, July 26, 2007. Homeported at Naval Station Mayport since 1995, the ship would be towed to Hampton Roads until she could be transferred to the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Susan Cornell (# 070726-N-8544C-050).

Chester Morris
Lee Wahler
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As above. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tommy Gilligan (# 070726-N-4565G-005).

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A tugboat pulls the former aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CV-67) towards Norfolk, Virginia, July 30, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher Lange (# 070730-N-7955L-087).

Chester Morris
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USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) pulls alongside ex-John F. Kennedy (CV-67), 30 July 2007, off the Atlantic coastline, as the former carrier is being towed to Norfolk, VA. US Navy photo by Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Cesar Huerta (#070330-N-6216H-006), from Navy Newsstand.

Chester Morris
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Ex-John F. Kennedy (CV-67) entering Chesapeake Bay at 1338, 31 July 2007.

Denis Rivard
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Ex-John F. Kennedy (CV-67) at NS Norfolk, Va., 7 December 2007.

Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr
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The decommissioned aircraft carrier ex-John F. Kennedy (CV-67) was towed Saturday, March 22, 2008 into the Port of Philadelphia, Penn. to join other decommissioned ships at the Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility. JFK was christened in May 1967 by the late President John F. Kennedy's 9-year-old daughter Caroline. The 1,050-foot-long carrier served nearly 40 years and saw combat action in the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm and the war on Terrorism.

NS026796: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ann Marie Gorden (# 080322-G-7444G-002).

NS026796a: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ann Marie Gorden (# 080322-G-7444G-005).

NS026796b: Photo by Mary Ann Daliessio.

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Robert M. Cieri
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Photo taken on final approach to Philadelphia airport at about 1000 on a late June 2008 morning.

Jeff Muniz
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Philadelphia, Pa., 23 April 2010. Photo by Jim Maravelias, member of the Portland group that is trying to get the ship to turn her into a museum.

Photo submitted by Bob Haner
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Philadelphia, Pa., 2 July 2010. Note ex-USS Forrestal (CVA/CV/AVT-59) on the opposite side of the pier.

Marc Hirschhorn, USN RET., MR2
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Philadelphia, Pa., 10 November 2010.

Courtesy of Steve Woods,
USS John F. Kennedy Museum
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