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Breaking the Deck: A podcast celebrating the important stories of aircraft carriers, past present and future. The podcast is part of the celebration of November as National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month.

Breaking the Deck Greg McCarthy

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Breaking the Deck: A podcast celebrating the important stories of aircraft carriers, past present and future. The podcast is part of the celebration of November as National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month.

    V-22 COD Bonus Feature

    V-22 COD Bonus Feature

    Col. Mike Orr, USMC (Ret.) tells the story of how the V-22 proved its potential as a COD and saved the day by delivering an urgently needed part to a carrier that had already secured from flight quarters.

    • 4 min
    Building a Carrier

    Building a Carrier

    In this episode of the podcast we talk to Mike Butler, program director at Newport News Shipbuilding for the John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Kennedy is the second Ford class nuclear powered aircraft carrier and is currently under construction.

    Mike shares his pride in building aircraft carriers for the U.S Navy, and talks about the improvements, efficiencies and cost savings building the second Ford class aircraft carrier.

    Learn more about construction of Kennedy: https://www.thefordclass.com/cvn-79

    • 23 min
    A Naval Aviator's Story of Aerial Combat and Mission Success in Desert Storm

    A Naval Aviator's Story of Aerial Combat and Mission Success in Desert Storm

    In this podcast Admiral Mark Fox, USN (Ret.), tells the story of January 17, 1991, when he was flying an F/A-18 Hornet with Strike Fighter Squadron 81 (VFA-81, “Sunliners”) off the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) and shot down an Iraqi MiG-21 on the opening day of Operation Desert Storm.

    https://aircraftcarriermonth.com/mark-fox

    • 15 min
    Henry C. Mustin: Visionary and Pioneer

    Henry C. Mustin: Visionary and Pioneer

    A discussion of Naval Aviation pioneer Henry C. Mustin’s innovation, vision and first catapult launch on Nov 5, 1915 with author, historian and Mustin descendant, John Fass Morton.

    • 36 min
    F-35C: Increased Carrier Capabilities

    F-35C: Increased Carrier Capabilities

    In 2021, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) will be the first carrier to go sea with a the  5th Generation fighter aircraft F-35C. Retired Marine Aviator Lieutenant Colonel David “Chip” Berke, the first non-test pilot to fly the F-35, talk with us about the  significant increased capabilities the F-35C will bring to the aircraft carrier.

    • 27 min
    Why "Breaking the Deck"?

    Why "Breaking the Deck"?

    Where did the Podcast title come from?

    Breaking the Deck: A podcast celebrating the important stories of aircraft carriers, past present and future. The podcast is part of the celebration of November as National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month.

    • 6 min

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