B-52: Aging BUFFs, Youthful Crews (Osprey Colour Series) by Rene J. Francillon, Peter B. Lewis

By Rene J. Francillon, Peter B. Lewis

An entire examine the lifetime of the B-52's. Photo's on evry web page.

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Military Value Argument In May 1991, Senator Specter gained access to several documents that supported his contention that the PNSY should remain open. S. S. S. House, 1991). Other PNSY defenders contended that oil-fired carriers like the USS Forrestal and the USS Kennedy should be retained in fleet because they could be based at foreign ports, while foreign basing of nuclear ships was more limited. Political Argument Philadelphia union leaders thought that business interests were behind the PNSY closure.

2 PNSY Closes Down In Philadelphia, the closure tasks undertaken by the last PNSY commander were complicated by a number of factors. The complex overhaul of the USS Kennedy and the reduction in the shipyard workforce created a dearth of employees available for closure work, despite cross training. Another closure complication involved the ______________ 2 The selection of an appropriate initial maintenance level for each closing facility is made by the base commander at the closing base in consultation with the LRA (if present) no later than 12 months prior to operational closure.

In addition, Congress recommended that PNSY undertake a 24-month complex overhaul of the USS Kennedy beginning in September 1993. For insurance, provisions requiring the Kennedy complex overhaul to be accomplished at PNSY were included in the FY 1992 Defense Authorization and Appropriations bills (FAS, 2000, p. 2; Investing, 1993, p. 7). The Kennedy’s $491 million overhaul was one of the most difficult in the shipyard’s history in that it required maintaining the skills and manpower necessary for a complex SLEP while simultaneously moving toward base closure.

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