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… Continue reading VADM McGinn Visits RIAHOF Headquarters, Presents Service Medal
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… Continue reading Project Progress Overview: Fall 2016
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… Continue reading Summer 2016 Project Update
We asked Tangram 3DS, an internationally recognized 3D computer graphics and animation company, to produce realistic renderings to convey the excitement and majesty of what the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy would look like in Coddington Cove.
Our environmental engineers (Laura Landry and Bob Hoffman) and our marine engineer (Greg Roebuck) joined project leadership in a conference call with CDR Bill Butler, NAVSTA Newport Public Works Officer, and 3 members of his environmental engineering team (Newport and Norfolk). It was a positive and productive meeting. The call’s atmosphere was very much one… Continue reading Positive Meetings with NAVSTA Newport Engineers, Town of Middletown Officials
We enter the last quarter of 2015 with cautious optimism. The Navy has given us a Letter of Intent concerning our potential use of Pier 2 at Naval Station Newport. The operative sentences in this letter are: “… it appears an agreement for the development and operation of a museum and memorial may be structured… Continue reading Letter of Intent Received From Navy