Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Commander Says JFK Should Be Retired ASAP

Looks like Big Navy is making another push to decommission JFK soon:

The Florida-based aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy should be retired "as rapidly as possible," said Adm. John B. Nathman, the fleet commander here.

That could happen as early as March, with the following three to four months needed to physically place it in retirement, freeing the 2,200 sailors aboard for reassignment, he said.

"It is the right thing to do for the men and women on that ship," Nathman said. "It is actually the right thing to do for the ship because the decision has been made."