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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

JFK's Flight Deck Closed for Business

From an AP wire report:

The Navy suspended flight operations Friday on the USS John F. Kennedy, upsetting Florida lawmakers in Congress who want to keep the aircraft carrier based in the state. The Navy has been trying to scuttle the 38-year-old carrier for about a year, but Congress passed a bill in December saying the Navy should continue to maintain and operate all of its 12 carriers. U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw said he was told by Navy Secretary Donald Winter that the carrier was being taken out of operation because faulty equipment could endanger pilots attempting to land on it.

I also noticed that the QDR called for an 11 carrier fleet. Let the pushback resume!