Vice Admiral Tuttle’s Speech to JFK Shipmates

On August 21, the night before the keel laying of USS John F Kennedy CVN-79, former CV-67 CO and retired Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle made the following remarks to a gathering of CV-67 veterans. We want to share them with you all. Welcome: Good evening to this awe-inspiring phalanx of our great country –custodians…

A Plank Owner’s Poem

A big thanks to Mike Young, U.S. Navy Vet, J.F.K. Plank Owner, who sent us this poem! I can’t give much, I’m not a wealthy man… But I will try to give what I can … a little here A little there…. to bring My Ship back to where … I can once again, walk…

People arrive to say see her again

The USS Saratoga Farewell Ceremony

The USS John F. Kennedy Project could not be where we are today without the years put into trying to acquire the USS Saratoga, and the dedicated men and women who helped try to make that happen. For that reason, we hosted a farewell ceremony at the ship on August 8, 2014, at the Officer’s Club and directly at Pier One, Naval Station Newport.