Military: Defense Department to recom...

Military: Defense Department to recommend moving Norfolk carrie...

There are 12 comments on the WTKR story from Jan 30, 2010, titled Military: Defense Department to recommend moving Norfolk carrie.... In it, WTKR reports that:

Defense Department to recommend moving Norfolk carrier to Mayport, Fla. By Hugh Lessig 757-247-7821 4:28 PM EST, January 30, 2010 Mayport, near Jacksonville, Fla., was home to the USS John F. Kennedy until it was decommissioned two years ago.

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J_A_Kilmer

Portsmouth, VA

#1 Jan 30, 2010
No highway funds, no high speed rail, losing a carrier. Looks like Glenn Nye, the Congress guy, Senators Warner and Webb good Democrats all, have a very strong influence with the Obama administration, yet another Democrat.
Actually

United States

#2 Jan 31, 2010
It's a good idea to move, at the very least, ONE carrier. Evidently there are those that must have somehow forgotten Pearl Harbor. To have ALL of our eggs in one basket is not a good idea.
Sounds Fair

Chesapeake, VA

#3 Jan 31, 2010
Will most likely happen since the Virginians voted in a conservative...I wouldn't blame the President one bit....

That is the way conservatives deal...fair is fair...right?:)
The Dems need to start playing ball the way the gop does.
I like that

Chesapeake, VA

#4 Jan 31, 2010
J_A_Kilmer wrote:
No highway funds, no high speed rail, losing a carrier. Looks like Glenn Nye, the Congress guy, Senators Warner and Webb good Democrats all, have a very strong influence with the Obama administration, yet another Democrat.
I like that....very funny!
$576.6 million has been funded by the recovery act to Virginia says the Virginia Dept. of Transportation web site....additionally millions were just given for a rail project to link richmond to Norfolk...but, don't spread the word...keep um stupid.
US NAVY MAN

Portsmouth, VA

#5 Jan 31, 2010
Good, it will show how Hampton Roads depends on the military to survive. I have been in the area for 3 years now and see no respect from most of the area. The military supports this economy and in return treat us like garbage, chargin outrageous taxes, high rent, and many unduly charges. I can't wait to go somewhere where i am appreciated and my money not going to the high inflation of hampton roads. I would move all of the military to north carolina or florida. Let's see how hampton roads would react?
Ken Wiltshire

Apopka, FL

#6 Feb 1, 2010
You might want to check the accuracy of your other facts.. ie. "Sen. Bill Nelson, R-Fla.," is not quite correct. He is a Democrat.
Alex

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Feb 1, 2010
I am beginning to wonder what is best for our national security, homeland security, or how much money Norfolk stands to loose! if a carrier is moved out of the area, do they think Norfolk will dry up? Its ashame they put their coffers first above the nations security.
James Roberts

Surfside, CA

#8 Feb 1, 2010
Maybe electing unaccomplished children to run the Nation wasn't such a bright idea after all???? What an incompetent bunch of losers. No values, no standards, no common sense????
See YA

Chesapeake, VA

#9 Feb 1, 2010
There is no doubt that the military has a significent impact on hampton roads. In the past 15 years or so, HR is wayyy more diversified than it once did.
I would like to see a carrier or two leave so real estate prices would go down a little bit...10000 people is not a large amount of people in a area this large,(1.7 million) but I imagine we could see a 2%-3% adjustment in the pricepoint e2-5 would buy in.
If your not happy in Hampton Roads....LEAVE...we'll wave bye bye...we'll be okay trust me....
Rebe

Gloucester, VA

#10 Feb 1, 2010
moving 10,000 people away from here would make a huge difference in the traffic problems.. HR gets a lot of money from the Federal government. Webb is acting like a spoiled child who was told no. He's grasping at straws so he'll get re-elected. The military are not under paid. If he wanted to make a difference then he needs to try and stop the military from buying the uniforms made in China. Find a company here in the U.S. to make them.. 2 carriers need to go to Mayport. Now to down size Oceana..
Eezyduzit

Norfolk, VA

#11 Feb 2, 2010
Let the ship go and quit whining about it already. As for US NAVY MAN - if you see no respect from the area then look around at your fellow sailors, soldiers and airmen. This area IS military and defense and really not much of anything else.
jimmyjams

Virginia Beach, VA

#12 Feb 8, 2010
"Quote" If your not happy in Hampton Roads....LEAVE...we'll wave bye bye...we'll be okay trust me..."

I would love to leave Hampton Roads but orders dictated otherwise where I can go so its not really a choice to be here, but I have a job to do so I made peace with that decision. The Hampton Roads area has the largest population of military personnel I have ever witnessed and with that everyone knows the climate it may cause with population, traffic and economy. Regardless of the decision where the Carrier and its battlegroup may go they deserve our respect and support.

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