221st anniversary of Navy celebrated at Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt in Norfolk Virginia.
Norfolk Virginia USA Date:1996, March Duration:9 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Navy Marine Corps newsreel from 1996. Opening scenes show glimpse of the USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) followed by a Green shirt giving signal for catapulting of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft from an aircraft carrier. Next the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)is seen underway. Behind a waving U.S. flag, the destroyer, USS Barry (DDG-52) is seen in the distance. Closeup of the fast attack submarine, USS Atlanta (SSN-712) surfacing with a huge splash. Petty officer Terry Mathis and Petty officer Ron Flanders hosting the program, are seen outdoors at U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, on the Navy's 221st Birthday. Scene shifts them speaking as they walk along the empty flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Suddenly a slate, reading,"March 1996, Crisis Looming?" overlays view of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
An F-14 aircraft takes off from a carrier deck. An amphibious assault ship is shown. Red shirts moving ordnance aboard a carrier. An F-14 being catapulted. Four segment split screen shows a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC); a marine aiming a weapon; an amphibious assault ship; and President Bill Clinton, wearing a flight jacket and a cap identifying the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as he speaks during a visit to that ship. Full screen of the President, is followed by another F-14 being catapulted. Scene shifts back to empty deck of the Theodore Roosevelt. Petty Officer Demetrios Adams is introduced. Noting that their catapult is in some maintenance activity, Adams describes its operation. Below decks in the bomb assembly shop, Aviation ordnanceman 2nd class Joel Bell, who describes assembling 500, 1000, and 2000 pound bombs seen behind him. Next, Petty Officer Charles Warren is introduced in the jet shop. Standing near jet engines he describes duties of his shop. Next, in damage control central, Electrician's mate, 1st Class, Jack Rickart, explains his duties (mentioning two nuclear reactors). At the flight deck control board, Petty Officer, Michael Knowles tells about the flight deck "Ouija board." Program hosts are back on flight deck next to ship's "Island." Sailors approach in dungarees. Others are shown at work on the ship. The USS Albany (SSN-753) moving on surface. Sailor Layton McGaw,Landing Craft chief Engineer speaks briefly. Sailor Jackie Tatum, Air Traffic Control Supervisor, speaks, and is seen in the control tower. Corpsman Donald Abele, talks of his responsibilities and is seen treating a sailor's foot. A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) headed to shore, and interviews with LCAC navigator, Christopher McCoy, and Chief engineer Andrew Sebastian. Interior of LCAC. Hosts in Primary flight tower. A sailor receiving a warfare pin. A submarine on the surface. Sailor Richard Cooper discusses the warfare pin. Sailor Ron Schneider, on the USS Barry, discusses it. Views inside a submarine. Sailor Jeffrey Strickland on the USS Atlanta, and Curtis Sears,on the Roosevelt.
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