end of an unusually long refit necessitated by major repairs
to her fairwater planes, USS Kentucky (SSBN-737) has her starboard
plane reinstalled at IMF Bangor. Accomplished while the ship
was afloat, this delicate evolution required skillful coordination
among crane operators, riggers, and the entire waterfront
crew. To read more about IMF, Bangor's unprecedented maintenance
support to Kentucky – and how this may soon have an
impact on your next maintenance period, see page 16!
by Brian Nokell, NSB Bangor Visual Information
in Resolute--Norfolk, Virginia" John Charles Roach is
an official Navy artist whose training began with three years
of study in Paris at the National Academy of FIne Arts and
culminated in a Master's Degree from American University.
He served in Vietnam with the 7th Fleet as an official Navy
Artist to document naval activities in-country and offshore.
On active duty in the Naval Reserves he has completed artist
assignments depicting the Submarine Force of the 1980s, Desert
Shield, Desert Storm, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Among his private
commissions, he designed and sculpted elements of the Navy
Memorial in Washington, DC and completed a mural for the USS
Arizona Visitors Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
and artist information courtesy of the Navy Art Gallery.