VIDEO: Aircraft Carrier Ike Deploys
Have you ever wondered what the final moments of an aircraft carrier looks like before it pulls away from the dock, and sets sail for months at sea? Wonder no more. Here’s a new the U.S. Navy has release of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) deployment last week.
Nearly 6,000 sailors head to sea as part of...
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its strike group, nearly 6,000 sailors, departed on a nine-month deployment last Wednesday, which the Navy says will be the longest of its type in a decade. Typically lasting six to seven months, this group will have an extended stay at sea in order to allow other ships time for maintenance. The Eisenhower, last deployed two years ago, will be taking the...
'Vampire Hunter' onboard an aircraft carrier
In one of the largest publicity efforts movie history has seen, 20th Century Fox flew out the cast and crew of the upcoming movie “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” to screen it for the namesake aircraft carrier, as it patrolled Middle Eastern Walkers. Shown to an excited crowd of nearly 1,800 sailors packed tightly in hangar bay, the screening marked the first time that a major motion...
INFOGRAPHIC: Aircraft Carriers Do A Whole Lot More...
Quick! Guess how much fresh water an Aircraft carrier can make in a day. The answer is through this link, as is a better view of this awesome infographic Business Insider has up on the humanitarian efforts of aircraft carriers.
They had no right to win. Yet they did, and in doing so they changed the course...– Walter Lord about the June 4-7, 1942, Battle of Midway
Battle Of Midway's 70th Anniversary
It was an event that changed the course of history. 70 years ago Monday, American Naval forces began the most pivotal naval battle in the Pacific war: the Battle of Midway. Where, despite being largely outnumbered, by nightfall of the first day of a three-day battle, the Japanese had last four carriers: Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu. The U.S., only one: USS Yorktown (CV 5). It was the Battle at...