Ship Enhancements

Ship Enhancements make a significant difference to all members of the crew who will serve aboard. Our efforts provide funding that enhance high visibility, quality of life areas for all crew members. These enhancements/spaces are determined in partnership with Command leadership. Examples are ship’s namesake tribute room, chapel, coffee shop, library, ceremonial quarterdeck, portable conex box gym.

Endowed Scholarship

Funded by the Navy League Commissioning Committee, this scholarship is available to all dependents of Navy personnel who currently or formerly severed aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The Scholarship will be administered by the Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation.

Who We Are

The Navy League is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 1902, the Navy League supports a strong Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine as integral parts of a sound national defense. Through several programs, the Navy League educates and informs the American people about sea power in the nuclear age and works to better the conditions under which members of the sea services live and serve. We support our youth in the customs and traditions of the Sea Services through the means of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Every Man Campaign

This campaign offers an opportunity for all individuals to make a lasting impact with a minimum gift of 25 dollars.

Your gift will be recognized in the commemorative commissioning publication and the website contributor listing.

This ship will represent the ideals he lived by – courage, sacrifice, belief in freedom – and it will help make real his vision of a more just America and a more peaceful world.
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Ship’s Sponsor

Serve with Courage

John F. Kennedy wore our nation's uniform as a Navy Lieutenant during World War II before serving as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 to November 1963.

John F. Kennedy’s strength of character and leadership was influenced by many aspects of his life. One of the most influential periods could easily have been his tenure as a naval combat officer in the South Pacific fighting the Japanese following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was awarded the United States Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Valor and a Purple Heart.

CVN 79 is also the second aircraft carrier to honor President John F. Kennedy for a lifetime of service to the nation. The first USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) aircraft carrier served the fleet for over 50 years before decommissioning in 2007.

The Second of Its Kind

USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is the second aircraft carrier in the Ford Class, the first new class in more than 40 years. One more unique distinction for the ship will be the second aircraft carrier to honor President John F. Kennedy for a lifetime of service to the nation. The first USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) aircraft carrier served the fleet for over 50 years before decommissioning in 2007.

Contribute to USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)

The Navy League's sole purpose is to fund what the Government does not. All contributions will enhance the quality of life for all those who will serve aboard the USS John F. Kennedy

Sponsors & Affiliates

Four-Star Admiral Level

Lockheed Martin

Everyman Legacy Campaign

Mrs. Tamara L. Bowyer
Mrs. Rosena F. Dillard
Mrs. Sherley M. Fisher
Mr. and Mrs. Judy and Sigmon Huitt
Mr. and Mrs. Nancy and Fred Hutchison
Mr. Charles Lyon
T&A Investment Club
Mr. and Mrs. Mary and Mike Patterson
Ms. Mary Ann Poole
Ms. Mary Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. Linda and Dick Roseberry
Mr. and Mrs. Milton and Susan Walton Small
Mr. and Mrs. Caroline and Jim Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Adria and James Walker

Donate Now & Become a Part of United States Navy History

Contributions in any amount is welcomed. Your generosity will be recognized on the donor page of this site as well as in our commissioning publication distributed on the pier for all guest attending the commissioning ceremony.