Sunday, January 29, 2017

CVN-65 Fun Facts.

Old NFO has a post up on the USN's Once and Future Ship, the Enterprise.

It's easy to forget that the ship that is being decommissioned this year was first commissioned just in time to sail off to the Cuban Missile Crisis with a hangar deck full of prop-driven Skyraider strike planes, Phantoms with no guns, piston-engine helicopters, and F-8 Crusader day fighters.

I’ve only laid eyes on the Mobile Chernobyl once. When Caleb and I were leaving that Blackwater shindig back in ’08 and crossing the I-64 bridge down in Norfolk, he suddenly pointed out on the water and said “Look! It’s Three Quarter Mile Island!”

It took me a second to get what he was talking about.