Saturday, July 23, 2016

Aloha to San Diego: USS Midway (Part 4) - War Room and Ready Room

The USS Midway was launched in September 1945 and served through September 1992.  She is the only WWII era ship which served in the Persian Gulf War.  Hence, the Midway has that 90s techno look.

The white board in the back lists the ships under her command.

These volunteers are Navy veterans!

Oh, I like that name - Big Dog!

Gotta love the can do attitude!

From the USS Midway, "Each Squadron on an aircraft carrier is assigned a ready room.  This is home away from home for over 40 squadron officers: their office, class room, movie theater, and living room. Bulkheads are covered with bulletin boars, charts, and mementos from home. Television monitors provide weather and flight briefing information along with pilot landing AID TV (PLAT) video.

From this ready room Vigilante Aircrew flew the F-4 Phantom II (Pre-1986) and F/A-18 Hornet, participating in combat operations including Vietnam, Desert Shield and Desert Storm."

I am giving away a book choice to one randomly selected commenter from this week's comments - today is open forum! Comments are open through Saturday, July 30, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 31.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Next:  Flight Deck


  1. So much goes into these. It is amazing. I like the reserved seats.

  2. Cool to get an idea of the inside :)

  3. Love that there's a movie theater.

  4. I am enjoying the tour. Lots of good photos and good info!

  5. that was an excellent armchair tour!

  6. Super memories for you.i really enjoy your travels.

  7. My friend visits aquariums & her husband goes to baseball games in every location they visit. I love that you are so enthusiastic about all things military! Thanks for sharing!

  8. My dad was serving on a tanker ship that went from San Diago to Hawaii at that time and my mom didn't know if he was on his way to or from or in the harbor of Hawaii...

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures