Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nuke Mayport!

Very good news - especially for someone who is still a believer in Strategic Homeporting.
Naval Station Mayport will once again be host to an aircraft carrier, and the thousands of jobs that come with it.

"Full steam ahead...Jacksonville is going to have a nuclear carrier."

Those words from Senator Bill Nelson, D-Florida, Monday afternoon signify the big changes coming to the First Coast.

Nelson adds that the Secretary of Defense still has to officially approve the Navy's recommendation, but points out that it's a formality at this point. "For all intents and purposes, it's a done deal," he said emphatically.

Outstanding. Just outstanding. I remember when the best Sea & Anchor Detail in the Navy had two carriers .... sigh. Byron - let's hope they don't send a clapped-out one to you this time.

Now, if we could just talk about re-opening Charleson on the East and maybe Long Beach in the West.......

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