High Visibility Quality of Life Enhancement Spaces

Ship’s Tribute Room

The USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Tribute Room immortalizes the legacy of the ship's namesake, President John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Over the ship's 50-year operational span, this room will educate both crew members and visitors, visually depicting the life of a WWII sailor and a man defined by the motto “Serve with Courage.”

Commanding Officers Import Cabin Complex

The Commanding Officer's Inport Cabin, much like the Tribute Room, serves as a prominent showcase on the ship. It is often reserved for esteemed visitors such as the President, high-ranking officials, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Chief of Naval Operations. Upgrades to the cabin create another space onboard that visually echoes President Kennedy's legacy, showcasing mementos and artifacts. This versatile area offers the Commanding Officer a range of options for use.

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Ship’s Chapel

The Ship's Chapel is the dedicated space onboard USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) for religious activities and spiritual support. It will host a designated chaplain and other religious figures to offer guidance, mentorship, spiritual growth, and counseling to the crew and embarked air wing. A sanctuary for sailors, the chapel will feature requested enhancements, including stained glass windows, upgraded pews, chairs, and a pulpit.

Ship’s Learning Resource Center/Training

Jfk Sailor Studying

The Ship's Learning Resource Center, integral to the professional and personal development of CVN 79 sailors, will facilitate classroom-style settings. As the most technologically advanced ship in the world, the Ford Class Carrier demands a highly knowledgeable crew. With approximately 4,660 sailors, the well-equipped training classrooms will cater to their in-rate military training needs and also accommodate those pursuing off-duty education for bachelor's or master's degrees.

Ceremonial Quarterdeck

The Ship's Ceremonial Quarterdeck, located next to the gangway for officer and diplomatic guest boarding, embodies the rich history and tradition of the United States Navy. It features a podium where officers and Petty Officers stand a 24-hour watch in dress uniforms. The quarterdeck also includes three large photo boards, providing visual education on the Battle Group, the ship's chain of command, and a Hero Board commemorating sailors deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

Crew Library

USS John F Kennedy (CVN 79) shipboard library will serve as a space on the ship for sailors similar to a public library service in our communities. It will have an organized and well thought out collection of resources to enhance our sailors needs for professional and personal growth.

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USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Commissioning

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