We are honored to be chosen, for the second year in a row, as a host site for Community College of Rhode Island’s annual Community Service Day! Students and staffed volunteered their time to help us clean, sort, organize, move, sand, paint and more. We couldn’t have done it without them! A big thank you… Continue reading CCRI Community Service Day @ JFK Project HQ
We are currently looking for volunteers to help restore a Harrier Jet in our possession… If you are in the New England area (or will be), interested in metalworking and can help, please let us know! For all the details, please click here.
In June, our volunteers were able to complete, with the Navy’s permission, 3 days of unloading items off of the USS Saratoga for use and/or display on board the USS John F. Kennedy when we get it: The list includes: 83 ready room chairs, 32 vidmar cabinets (designed for maximum usage of the cube especially… Continue reading By Popular Demand: A List of Items “Rescued” from the USS Saratoga CV/A-60
After months of planning, our crew was finally able to complete three entire days of unloading items off of the USS Saratoga (CV/A-60), with the Navy’s permission. It entailed a lot of man hours, hard work, and a giant crane to accomplish, but we are thrilled to have secured a number of important artifacts that… Continue reading USS JFK Project Finishes Work Party to USS Saratoga
At the recent reunion held in Norfolk, JFK Project leader Frank Lennon received a warm reception from former crew members eager to learn about progress in our efforts to bring “Big John” to Rhode Island. Many asked what they could do to help bring this dream to fruition. As a first step, we need to… Continue reading Call for Help: USS JFK Rhode Island Project Looking for Area Reps Nationwide
For some time now, JFK project leadership has been working with the Navy to arrange for the retrieval of material from these two carriers before they are scrapped. One purpose is to replace items that have been removed from CV-67 for one reason or another, such as ready room chairs. Another purpose is to develop… Continue reading Efforts Underway to Rescue Artifacts and Equipment from USS Saratoga and USS Forrestal for Use in the USS JFK Museum Project: Nov 15-17