U. S. Navy Judge Advocate General Clarifies paragraph 7 of enclosure (3) to SECNAVINST 5720.42F
Honoring those who have served aboard U. S. Aircraft Carriers
Historical excellence in reporting history of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Foreign Water Fleet Deployments and deployment history is of little importance to the U. S. Navy. As Commander In Chief will Senator McCain honor those who have served aboard Aircraft Carriers by reporting deployment history in peace time or only war?
Do U. S. Naval Veterans even care?
The general public doesn’t?
As determined by the U. S. Navy Judge Advocate General, disclosure of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History “serves to inform a small segment of interested persons rather then the general public.”
He further states that information requested through my FOIA “also pertains to information about which there is currently a high level of public knowledge and thus does not meet the threshold of contributing significantly to the public record.”
Presently, there are hundreds of deployments made by our carriers which have no history reported publicly, although the U. S. Navy publishes a summary report of each carrier and the Naval Historical Center publishes major deployments on the internet.
There is no record of the total number of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Foreign Water Fleet Deployments either, yet disclosing further information about U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments to the public “serves to inform a small segment of interested persons rather then the general public” and “thus does not meet the threshold of contributing significantly to the public record.”
I don’t mind paying the cost for ship logs in order to be able to count carrier FWFD, but what concerns me is the U. S. Navy’s position that disclosing carrier deployment history of every deployment publicly “does not meet the threshold of contributing significantly to the public record.”
How cannot disclosing un disclosed information not contribute significantly to the public record?
My conclusion is that the U. S. Navy does not feel there are enough Americans interested in the History of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History to merit public disclosure of any further history of carrier deployments rather then carrier summaries provided publicly by the U. S. Navy on the internet.
There have been millions who have served aboard U. S. Aircraft Carriers from 1946 to present when the U. S. Navy established east and west coast deployments, but since most are now dead and those living who have served, now U. S. Navy Veterans and family members of those who served now past away, since there is no public interest, in the words of the U. S. Navy; disclosure of further information requested by a U. S. Navy Veteran of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History, “while may contribute to public understanding it does not rise to the level of significant or meaningful contribution as set forth in paragraph 7 of enclosure (3) to SECNAVINST 5720.42F, and that complete disclosure of carrier deployment history and accurate carrier deployment dates “is not likely to contribute significantly to the public understanding of the operations or activities of the U. S. government.”
Since the history of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments “serves to inform a small segment of interested persons rather then the general public,” I have concluded that nearing 7-years of research and near completion of 17 books on the history of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History, with 13 books completed, 7-years of my life on a project of no interest but to a small “segment of interested persons rather then the general public,” has no value to anyone less a handful.
In the up coming weeks, I will be deleting all past operations and activities of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History on my web site and no loner will post current operations or activities of all Aircraft Carriers, both Amphibious and Attack Carriers with the exception of the EQNEED Founder Navy Data Base which in areas of carriers will most likely be set to private.
Once I pay for and receive requested ship logs most likely presented to me in mid 2009, I’ll complete the remaining volumes on U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History and the history resulting in 8-years of research will only be available in book form.
My country of my birth is no longer a country of brothers and sisters and few Americans care to honor those who served, endured sacrifices, and countless who have laid down there lives so we could and continue to have the freedom to not give a shit about those who have served, protecting a way of life fading away from our very eyes.
While the U. S. Navy Judge Advocate General, representing the U. S. Navy Officially may feel only a “segment of interested persons rather then the general public” are interested in the History of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments, young sailors and old alike are posting article after article about the men and women who our serving aboard our nations carriers, to include the operations and activities.
I wonder if the U. S. Navy Judge Advocate General is speaking for the Chief of Naval Operations?
I guess it’s just the history of those who have served aboard U. S. Aircraft Carriers during peace time past 2000 no one gives a dam about, but one thing for sure, our sailors now serving and as far back as 2003 because of those serving posting articles will have a documented record of there tour of duty and a cruise book honoring there service.
Thanks to others like Global Security, GoNavy (Japan) and UnOffical Navy Site (German) who feel disclosure of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History contributes significantly to the U. S. government public record, there is a quantity of carrier history dating back to 1990 with as much information that was released by the U. S. Navy.
Know one has the complete history of U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History except the Navy Historical Society and Modern Military Branch, but the cost for all carrier ship logs ($110,000.00) and Command History Reports ($18,000.00) is out of my reach and no one else gives a dam.
As General Macarthur once said “I shall simply fade away.”
As socialism and communism expands it’s well rooted foundation in America, one day our Republic will simply cease to be.
Americans diverse in everyway fashionable, declaring there great desire for freedom have failed to grasp that it takes the Armed Forces to secure there liberties.
BWT hell, the past is just that, the past, to be for gotten with no clear record of those who served for there government during operations or activities with the exception of war, and then only WW II and the Korea War in great detail has been released relating to carrier operations and activities.
U. S. Aircraft Carrier deployment history during Vietnam, Desert Shield and Desert Storm is not complete while Operation Southern Flight carrier operations are well documented as are Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In the end, it will take greater support by Americans to encourage the U. S. Navy to disclose further unclassified and non sensitive carrier deployment history from 1946 forward which may never come as U. S. Aircraft Carrier deployment history “serves to inform a small segment of interested persons rather then the general public.”
May God save America from Americans?
Will Senator McCain unite veterans?
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