We are sorry to report that Rear Admiral Earl Preston “Buddy” Yates, the first commanding officer of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), died on September 13, 2021, at the age of 97 at his long-time home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As his obituary states, ‘While he loved every command, the highlight of his career… Continue reading Passing of Admiral Earl “Buddy” Yates, first CO of USS JFK CV-67
On December 27, 2017, USS JFK Project videographer Tom Zwemke presented ADM Tuttle with a 1/350 scale museum-quality model of CV-67 at the Tuttle home in McLean, Virginia. Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III supported the presentation via video.
Thank you for your patience as we sort out our options and work to develop an action plan going forward. At a board meeting on Dec. 5, 2017, we concluded two things…
A message from Project President Frank Lennon: “I have been made aware that the Kitsap, Washington newspaper wrote an article a couple of days ago about the decision to scrap Kitty Hawk. At the end of the article it is reported that the CNO also removed JFK from donation status, and that the Navy plans to scrap JFK as well.”
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… Continue reading Summer 2017 Update