Webb, Navy say country still needs 11 aircraft carriers

For the first time, at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News, four in service aircraft carriers are located with the shipyard, 9/1/2009.  The carrier USS George H. W. Bush CVN 77 undergoes a new construction post shakedown availability (PSA).  The USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 is in for a PSA after completing a three year, mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). The USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71 is in dry dock to begin a RCOH.  The "Big E" USS Enterprise CVN 65 is completing a scheduled maintenance period, (EDSRA). No Mags, No Sales, No Internet, No TV

( Ricky Thompson / Daily Press / September 1, 2009 )

For the first time, at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News, four in service aircraft carriers are located with the shipyard, 9/1/2009. The carrier USS George H. W. Bush CVN 77 undergoes a new construction post shakedown availability (PSA). The USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 is in for a PSA after completing a three year, mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). The USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71 is in dry dock to begin a RCOH. The "Big E" USS Enterprise CVN 65 is completing a scheduled maintenance period, (EDSRA). No Mags, No Sales, No Internet, No TV

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