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Summer 2017 Update

As summer approaches, our calendar certainly fills up! We have had a great time at numerous parades and events throughout the state. Every year, we start around St. Patrick’s Day in March, culminating in a final Veteran’s Day finale! A huge thanks to our dedicated volunteers, who donate their weekend hours to helping bring our…

VADM McGinn Visits RIAHOF Headquarters, Presents Service Medal

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Dennis McGinn visited our RI Aviation Hall of Fame’s USS JFK Project HQ on December 15, 2016, and spent two hours meeting with board members, volunteers and supporters. He led a wide-ranging discussion about options for preserving the aviation and naval history of Rhode Island and the region. Naval Aviator…

Happy Holidays and Save the Planes!

As another year comes to a close, we wish you and your families a happy holiday season and all the very best for 2017. Our year end giving appeal focuses this year on raising funds to help prevent the loss to Rhode Island of a number of irreplaceable aircraft and aviation artifacts. Those of you…

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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…

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…

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…