For the people that don't think we can defend Korea and Taiwan.
After careful assessments of USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) operational readiness, including the remaining useful life of the nuclear fuel, the Navy is recommending to Department of Defense officials that the ship's refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) commence in the fall of 2005, one year later than originally planned. The recommendation to reschedule Vinson's RCOH was driven by many factors, including a sound technical and business case analysis that considered the ship's overall material condition, current operational capability and operational needs.
Under the new fleet response plan, planners and operators are challenging all assumptions. Re-evaluating maintenance schedules can provide the Navy with a more flexible and efficient way to maintain, make ready and make available fleet assets. This decision will also allow Carl Vinson to remain available for operations until the fall of 2005 and enhances the Navy's flexible defense posture to provide the president with more options to carry out the global war against terrorism.
The Navy and NGNN continue to plan for Vinson's RCOH and will continue the fourth year of advance planning and procurement in fiscal year 2004. The Navy and NGNN are working closely to ensure that anticipated construction and maintenance work are completed on schedule and within manpower resources. In reaching this recommendation, the Navy consulted with NGNN throughout this process. Over the out years, this action will serve to enhance the loading and balance of work at NGNN. This recommendation was the first of many future actions to meet the fleet's new operational and readiness requirements, while balancing the workload across the public-private industrial base with sound business analysis.
The seal of USS Carl Vinson shows an eagle, wings spread and talons extended, carrying a banner in its beak. The eagle is emblematic of the nation and the ship's motto, and also represents the power that resides in the ship's aircraft. The eagle flies in the form of a stylized letter "V," the initial of the ship's namesake, Congressman Carl Vinson. The "V" also represents the ships hull when viewed bow-on. Inscribed on the banner the eagle carries is the Latin Phrase "Vis Per Mare" which means "Strength from the Sea."
Carl Vinson's service in the House of Representatives exceeds that of anyone elected to the Congress of the United States since it first convened in 1798. During his unparalleled tenure of fifty plus years, he also completed a record breaking twenty-nine years as Chairman of the House Naval Affairs and Armed Services Committee. In that position, Congressman Vinson forged and moved through Congress the landmark Vinson-Trammel Act which provided authority for the eventual construction of ninety-two major warships, the birth of the two ocean Navy. From Capitol Hill, he also guided the establishment of a separate air academy and the launching of the Navy's first nuclear powered submarine.
Stating that, "The most expensive thing in the world is a cheap Army and Navy," Congressman Vinson became a powerful force in the growth of America's land, sea and air forces. His skilled legislative abilities assisted in the creation of the Army Air Corps, the improvement of aviator and aircraft procurement, and the pre-World War II expansion of the Navy's air arm.
Now if they want to have the balls to attack our battle group, more power to them.
The idea we need servicemen drinking Saki is amusing. The Reagan is just on line, and the Bush Super Badass is as well.
Bottom line is if they want to try to take out 7 SuperCarriers they can expect some tridents.
You fools are worring about 10k troops in a spot quiet since 1954
Last edited by watermock; 08-19-2004 at 03:16 AM..