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Duty Station Details

Strength
Aircraft Carrier
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned
Year
1964 - 1996

Description
November - Uniform - Sierra - Alpha
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "COURAGE"



CLASS - KITTY HAWK
Displacement 60,300 Tons, Dimensions, 1047' 6" (oa) x 129' 4" x 37' (Max)
Armament 4 Terrier-SAM, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 4154-4580.

Operational and Building Data

Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp. 1 January 1961. Name assigned 16 January 1962. Launched 1 February 1964 and commissioned 23 January 1965.

Reclassified as a Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier (CV-66) on 30 June 1975.

Fate: Decommissioned and stricken on 9 August 1996. Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Virginia coast, on 14 May 2005, after 25 days of tests consisting of underwater and surface simulated attacks on the ship. These tests were intended to provide valuable data on survivability for the next generation of aircraft carriers.

According to the December 4, 2006 issue of "Navy Times," ex-America was in one piece and sitting on its keel, some 476 miles east of Charleston, SC, and about 400 miles west of Bermuda, and 16,860 feet (5,139 meters) below the surface. This information was obtained by the USS America Carrier Veterans Association on October 30, through a Freedom of Information Act request.



2631 Members Who Served in This Duty Station


 

  • Aanensen, Ken, SCPO, (1981-2007)
  • Abbott, Alan, SCPO, (1987-2007)
  • Abel, Jason, CPO, (1992-2007)
  • Abel, Scot, CAPT, (1976-2012)
  • Abrams, Mark, DA, (1976-1982)
  • Acevedo Jr., George, PO2, (1984-1994)
  • Ackerman, Dave, PO2, (1988-2003)
  • Ackerman, David, PO2, (1988-2003)
  • Adair, David, PO2, (1981-1992)
  • Adams, Bob, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • ADAMS, CARL, PO1, (1985-1994)
  • Adams, David, PO3, (1983-1992)
  • Adams, Keith, AN, (1988-1991)
  • Adkisson, Robert, CPO, (1987-2007)
  • Adler, Tracy, CPO, (1992-2012)
  • Aguilar, Paul, PO1, (1976-1995)
  • AGUSTIN, GERARDO, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • Ahlert, Rich, MCPO, (1976-2007)
  • Aimone, Jeff, PO1, (1988-2010)
  • Alabi, Anthony, CPO, (1992-2008)
  • Alderson, James, PO2, (1981-1989)
  • Aldrich, John, CWO4, (1972-1997)
  • Alejandrez, Damian, PO3, (1994-1998)
  • Alexander, Allen, PO2, (1979-2000)
  • Alexander, Theodise, AN, (1990-1993)
  • Alfaro, Hector, PO3, (1980-1987)
  • Alfaro, Joe, PO1, (1990-2007)
  • Alg, Phil, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Allen, Joey, MCPO, (1982-2006)
  • Allen, Lamar, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Allen, Michael, PO3, (1980-1986)
  • Allen, Ross, PO3, (1969-1973)
  • Allsop, Nick, S2c, (1976-1977)
  • Almarines, Ramon, CPO, (1989-2007)
  • Alston, Rick, PO1, (1975-1995)
  • Altenberger, Dana, PO3, (1965-1971)
  • Altuna, Julio, CPO, (1993-2008)
  • Alvizo, Gabe, CPO, (1993-2007)
  • Amadasu, Henry, LT, (1989-2008)
  • Ames, Matt, PO2, (1979-1985)
  • Anderson, Albert, PO1, (1970-1990)
  • Anderson, Delos, AN, (1981-1987)
  • Anderson, John, CPO, (1976-1996)
  • Anderson, Randall, HN, (1981-1986)
  • Anderson, Ronzel, SCPO, (1977-2001)
 

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Duty Station News and Information
CV-66 (Jan 11, 2011) 
                                                                               
The USS America's Awards in Order of Precedence:

Navy Unit Commendation (x3)
Meritorious Unit Commendation (x3)
Navy 'E' (x3)
Navy Expeditionary Medal (x4)
National Defense Service Medal (x2)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (x4)
Vietnam Service Medal (x3)
Southwest Asia Service Medal (x3)
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment (x11)
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
NATO Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal
(Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
 
Duty Station Timeline
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
2003
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
2003
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
2003
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
2003
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
2003
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
2003
 
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