2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 8 Jan 2002 20:27:58 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] No Live-Fire on Vieques this Month
Carrier Barred from Vieques training

Rowan Scarborough
The Washington Times

January 8, 2002

The Navy, overruling two top commanders, has decided not to let the USS
John F. Kennedy battle group train on the island of Vieques before
deploying this month for the Arabian Sea near Afghanistan.

Citing the war on terrorism, Adm. Vern Clark, the chief of naval
operations, and Gen. James Jones, the Marine Corps commandant, had asked
Navy Secretary Gordon England to permit limited live-fire training for
the Kennedy armada on the Puerto Rican island. The Puerto Rican governor
had urged him to deny the request.

Gov. Sila M. Calderon apparently has won.

Navy officials said yesterday the carrier Kennedy will not train on
Vieques before departing. Instead, pilots and gun crews will use ranges
in Virginia and North Carolina.


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
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