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Project Progress Overview: Fall 2016

We continue to make slow but steady progress on a number of fronts. National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) As previously reported, NOAA plans to build a new facility at the old Derecktor Shipyard site at Naval Station Newport to berth and support its research vessels.The site is south of Pier 1 and would not…

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RI Aviation Hall of Fame Dinner 2016

The Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame (RIAHOF), the parent 501(c)(3) organization of the USS John F. Kennedy Project, will host its 14th annual honors ceremony on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 19, 2016 at the Scottish Rite Center in Cranston. This year the focus will be on those who served in (or supported) the…

An aerial view of the proposed site placement of the USS John F. Kennedy in Coddington Cove.

Summer 2016 Project Update

One of the major steps in making the project happen is securing the final berthing location. In that regard, here is the progress made so far: The Assistant Secretary of the Navy responsible for Navy facilities worldwide met with three of our board members and the CO of Naval Station Newport on this concept. We…

2015 Year-End Project Update & Appeal

In October we were excited to share with you the Letter of Intent we received from the Navy, committing to work with us to achieve our goal of bringing ex-USS John F Kennedy to Narragansett Bay. In that update we cautioned that we still have a number of obstacles to overcome, especially environmental issues related…