Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable
The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Pilots pause their F/A-18F Super Hornet in front of the island after making the 400,000th arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
ARABIAN SEA (May 24, 2011) Navy pilot Lt. Matthew L. Enoch and weapon systems officer Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Welsh, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, pause their F/A-18F Super Hornet in front of the island after making the 400,000th arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to reach this milestone. Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are conducting close-air support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr./Released)