The USS JFK for Maine has reached an agreement with the RI Aviation Hall of Fame to work together to
bring the JFK to New England. If the Navy deems the RI location not viable, RIAHOF has agreed to assist
Maine in bringing the JFK to Portland Harbor. Please click on the link (below) to view the press release.
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN AND TWITTER!
As part of our grassroots effort to bring the retired aircraft carrier the USS John F. Kennedy to New England,
we have developed and launched our Facebook, LinkedIn; and Twitter pages to help connect interested
parties. Please show your support and interest in this once-in-a-lifetime project by linking to us as a "like"
on Facebook and following our updates on these Web sites.
For Sailors who served on the first ship named after President Kennedy, or the crew of the second ship named after him please contact the:
The first shipwide reunion was held on 8-11SEP11 in Norfolk, VA. Our next shipwide reunion is scheduled for MAY 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island. Please check out the Facebook page for updates: USS John F. Kennedy Crew
Thank you for your interest in this project.
The USS John F Kennedy in Portland Harbor ~ Photo by Steve Uhde, Photographer's Mate, USN (Ret.)
ADDITIONS TO THE BOARD
The USS John F Kennedy Museum is pleased to announce the addition of two individuals to our Board of
Directors. Capt. William D. VanVoorhis and Capt. S.J.S. Dunbar. Bill is a past president of Portland's Propeller
Club and is now our President & CEO, while Sandy was the Portland Pilot who brought the JFK into Portland her
first time in 1987. Both have extensive knowledge of the waterfront and are well respected in the Portland
Julie Rabinowitz is not only a member of the Board but she is now Vice President of our organization.
Ms. Rabinowiz has extensive experience in non-profit management including youth services, archives and
museums, universities, and professional associations. She has worked in the archives of both the John F.
Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Libraries and Museums, which are administered by the U.S.
National Archives and Records Administration.
The Portland Press Herald recently reported (4Jun10) that "Portland Officials... are pleased with
the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreement to keep most of Portland Harbor
from being classified as a high-risk flood zone." This is great news for the City of Portland and for our
Kevin Kelley, spokesperson for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was quoted as having said: "The (FEMA)
agreement has produced a new flood map that reflects actual risk, good science and effective collaboration."
(Read the full articles from the Portland Press Herald).
KEEPING YOU IN THE LOOP
Visit the Photo Gallery to view some snapshots of the Kennedy.
If you have any questions, please direct them to the following
contact: Jeannie@USSJFK.org We thank you for your continued support.
Please stay tuned for further updates and periodic additions to this site.
This web-site is a work-in-progress, so please be patient. We are a small group of volunteers attempting to
keep you informed and with your help, report accurate information. However, we are only human so if you see
anything amiss, kindly send an email to our Webmaster, mentioning the nature and page of the error noticed
and the edits needed to correct it: jeannie@USSJFK.org