January 18, 2010
The United States Navy Should Always have a USS Enterprise!
And you can help…
One of my fellow contributors to the Tailhook Association’s Blog “The Tailhook Daily Briefing”, is a well respected military blogger in his own right and goes be the nom de plum of Stealjaw Scribe. He’s the brains behind many of the more historical in nature articles.
He, and I and thousands of other US Navy enthusiasts have a request for your support. Many of us are tiring of Congress and the Navy naming our Aircraft Carriers and other ships for politicians. We all know the behind the scenes reasons, and for as distasteful as we find this, somewhat understand the reasoning… nothing ever happens in Washington without politics… can anyone else out there tell how a US Nuclear Attack Submarine receives the name USS Jimmy Carter?
Anyway, there are winds blowing out there recommending that the next US aircraft carrier (CVN-79) be named the USS Barry Goldwater. Now, don’t get me wrong, as most of you know my political affiliations lean far more in the direction of Goldwater than toward say… a Pelosi and I would think naming a Ship of the Line after a man like Goldwater makes more sense than the Jimmy Carter naming, but there comes a time when enough is enough.
We Naval Nostalgics would like to see a return to more traditional naming conventions of our prize warships, to wit our fleet is missing a number of historic names from our registry… Ships like: USS Lexington, USS Ranger, USS Saratoga, USS Coral Sea, USS Midway are all great names to be rekindled, however one name continues to rise above all others, and many do not realize that within a few short years the ship who current possesses the name “ENTERPRISE” will be decommissioned leaving a void in US Naval Tradition many of us would like to avoid.
Here’s where YOU my loyal readers can help… add your name to a petition many of us have already contributed that states:
Be It Resolved
That the next nuclear aircraft carrier to be constructed (CVN-79) should bear the name USS ENTERPRISE in recognition and honor of the fighting men and women of the United States Navy who have sailed in her namesakes through the centuries.
We The Undersigned:
Call upon the Congress of the United States to remand H. CON. RES. 83 and replace it with a resolution supporting the naming of CVN-79 or the next nuclear aircraft carrier to be constructed, the USS ENTERPRISE.
Call upon the Secretary of the Navy to support this petition of the tax-paying people of these United States and name the next nuclear aircraft carrier to be constructed the USS ENTERPRISE.
If you would like to lend your voice, to our drive to return legacy and tradition to US Naval Aviation please click the image below, and add your name to the thousands of others.
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We have to keep the chain unbroken, otherwise how will we ever get a Starship Enterprise?!
Posted by: Brian R | Jan 19, 2010 12:58:50 PM
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