San Diego to get a third aircraft carrier

By
Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

I return comment for comment.San Diego is one of the largest congregation of military personnel in the free world, and it's going to get a little bigger next year when the U.S.S. Carl Vinson (CVN-70), a nuclear aircraft carrier, moves to the North Island Naval Air Station from Norfolk, Virginia. Currently, the North Island Naval Air Station is home to the U.S.S. Nimitz (CVN-68) and the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) aircraft carriers.

U.S.S. Carl Vinson (CVN-68), picture courtesy of WikipediaThe U.S.S. Vinson was commissioned March 13, 1982, and carries 85 planes and a crew of 5,500.

F-14A planes from the Vinson starred in the movie "Top Gun," and you can see the Vinson herself in the opening scenes of the movie "The Presidio," and she starred in thet movie "Behind Enemy Lines."

The military will be upgrading Berth Lima on the base's east side to the tune of $38 million, which also includes fenders and mooring bollards, utility and computer system upgrades, and street paving and drainage work. Additional work to handle the 5,500 service personnel will include reconfiguring the First Street entrance to North Island to provide four lanes of inbound traffic during the morning rush hour and improvements to some streets and intersections surrounding the Naval Air Station.

*****

If you need help buying or selling a home anywhere in San Diego County, please contact me. I'll help you find just the right home or just the right buyers to meet your real estate needs, wants, and goals. Military service personnel welcome! I'm available 24/7, so don't hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

*****

My most recent 20 posts (they'll open in a new window):

  1. Radio stations and formats for San Diego County - 2/27/09
  2. Another reason to get a home inspection - 2/26/09
  3. WWW (Wordless Wednesday with Words): EAP - 2/25/09
  4. San Diego Spring Home & Garden Show - 2/25/09
  5. Seven useful uses for your useful digital camera - 2/24/09
  6. $8,000 tax credit from the Stimulus Bill - 2/23/09
  7. Great informative blog from Michelle Viggiano of Four Winds Healthy Home - 2/23/09
  8. Speechless Sunday: Bat ear or cat ear? - 2/22/09
  9. Bud's Louisiana Cafe in Tierrasanta - 2/21/09
  10. House sales up for seventh consecutive month in San Diego County - 2/21/09
  11. Pets always seem to be the first to suffer in a bad economy - 2/21/09
  12. 157 dogs found in a three-bedroom house - 2/21/09
  13. It's been a busy week and a busy open house today - 2/21/09
  14. Men should be careful previewing properties when just the Queens are at home - 2/19/09
  15. Not your average pets - 2/18/09
  16. Your ActiveRain profile is your online résumé. Make sure it's the best it can be - 2/17/09
  17. Fundraising opportunities at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina - 2/16/09
  18. Let's go cruising! - 2/15/09
  19. Yahooooooooooooooo! - 2/14/09
  20. If you're passionate about a cause, check out this site - 2/14/09

Inspired by nature? Join the Inspired By Nature Group.

Classical music lover? Join the Classical Music Group.

Want to share a good book? Join the Active Rain Book Club.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the scissors to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
California San Diego County Coronado
Groups:
Addicted to Active Rain
CALIFORNIA DREAMING
Everything California
LA Connection
Southern California Real Estate Forum
Tags:
military
san diego
jim frimmer
navy
uss vinson
north island

Comments 5 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the flag to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
639,790
Marchel Peterson
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Results Realty

That is very cool!  We use to come there and stay on a sail boat with a friend and one of those times we had a tour of the Kitty Hawk.  It was very exciting.  We would often see the BGB's (big gray boat) going by as we sailed.

February 27, 2009 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
339,722
Robert May
Real Estate Expert & Mortgage Broker- Lethbridge
Verico Canada First Mortgage/ Rainbow Realty

That should provide some good investment opportunities in the immediate area at that time.  How are the prices near the base?

February 27, 2009 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
152,098
Kathy Knight
BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, Wilmington NC Homes and Beach Homes
Intracoastal Realty Corp

Great blog Jim - the military is good business - especially now. That should bring more business into town for you I hope...

February 27, 2009 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
179,080
Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton

Jim the USS Vinson is the perfect example of the USS Never Port.  Carriers move around so much that it is almost impossible to tell where they are stationed.  I'll bet the crew is excited about having a more permanent home port (especially SD). 

February 28, 2009 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
307,658
Liz Flint
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty

Hi Jim, interesting info about the aircraft carriers.  I'm always looking for things to do on vacation.

March 25, 2010 10:49 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the lamp to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
1,084,342

Jim Frimmer

Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the magnifying-glass to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase: