On June 30, MG Kevin R. McBride was sworn in as the commanding general of the Rhode Island National Guard and the state’s 43rd adjutant general. McBride, an Army aviator, has commanded the 43rd Military Police Brigade since 2003. He earned the Bronze Star medal for his part in shutting down the Abu Ghraib prison… Continue reading Project Officials Attend Swearing-in of the RI National Guard’s 43rd Adjutant General, MG Kevin R. McBride
On July 4th, Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame’s USS John F. Kennedy Project will feature a special kind of “float”–an F9F Panther jet fighter, the same type flown in combat by Red Sox legend Ted Williams during the Korean War. The restoration effort is endorsed by the Boston Red Sox, and has been supported… Continue reading “Ted Williams Airplane” to be in Bristol 4th of July Parade
Retired Navy Captain John Mitchell was the seventh Commanding Officer of USS John F. Kennedy, from November of 1975 to May of 1977. He passed away in Virginia Beach, VA on Memorial Day, May 30. Our sincere condolences go out to his family. Link to his full obituary and the guest book here.
[one_half] [/one_half] [one_half last=last] This is very good news for the project! For at least another generation, we will have an active duty ship and crew that we can count on for continued support. [notification type=”notification_info”]Read the Navy’s Announcement[/notification] [/one_half]
Malcolm Craig was born in Charlotte, Maine and enlisted in the Navy in 1943 at age 16. After receiving navigation training he became a Loran (Long Range Navigation) specialist. (Loran is an accurate radio navigational system used by a ship or aircraft to confirm or to determine its geographical position.) By the time he retired… Continue reading In Memoriam: Senior Chief Malcolm L. Craig, US Navy (1927-2006)