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USS Forrestal – Trial by Fire

By Chief Damage Controlman (SW/AW) Teddy Yates Recruit Training Command On Saturday July 29, 1967, in the Gulf of Tonkin, the USS Forrestal (CVA 59) is preparing for a strike against targets in North Vietnam when a missile is accidently fired across the flight deck, hitting an A-4 Skyhawk that …

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Pacific Priorities

By Vice Adm. Bill Moran Chief of Naval Personnel Wanted to share some feedback from my recent trip to Japan and Hawaii – my first chance to engage as CNP with OCONUS Sailors.  Our national and naval leaders have made it clear that this is where our presence matters a …

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