Sen. Warner presses Navy on aircraft carrier gap

Sen. Warner presses Navy on aircraft carrier gap

This article is published by Agusta Free Press on January 6, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today pressed the Navy to explain how it plans for the deployment and maintenance of the U.S. aircraft carrier fleet.

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  1. Kimo Warner April 13, 2017 at 3:11 am - Reply

    I wonder if the Nimitz carriers could be converted into Disaster Relief Ships? Pull most of the military equipment…. catapults, munitions handling equipment, arresting equipment, most aircraft maintenance and repair (keep the helo stuff) etc. Convert the quarters for the air crew to dorms or recovery rooms. These ships could sail into an area close to a disaster area and provide medical and surgical care, food and water stores as the ship can purify it’s own water, and provide electricity from the reactors. Keep the flight deck for helicopter traffic. The galley can feed thousands of people three meals a day. The hanger deck could be used as a hospital, with multiple surgeries, diagnostic equipment, recovery areas. Emergency stores could consist of tents, water purification items, basic medicines, food, cooking implements. The machine shops could be used to help repair water and electrical systems ashore.

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