Archive - December 10, 2019

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Glenn Blumhorst represents RPCVs at USS John F. Kennedy Christening

Glenn Blumhorst represents RPCVs at USS John F. Kennedy Christening

      On Saturday, December 7, NPCA President and CEO Glenn Blumhorst (Guatemala 1988-91) represented the Peace Corps community at the christening of the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) nuclear-propelled aircraft carrier being constructed at the shipyards in Norfolk News, VA. Over 20,000 attended the event, including shipyard laborers who had worked on the construction of the ship. Speakers including Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, Former NASA Administrator Major General Charles Bolden, and Former Secretary of State John Kerry. The Honorable Caroline Kennedy, sponsor of the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), smashed the ceremonial bottle of champagne over the hull of the ship that bears her father’s name.  This is the second aircraft carrier to be named after the 35th president, the first being the conventional-powered CVA 67, also christened by Caroline in 1967.  

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