The USS J.F. Kennedy is a Kitty Hawk class Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier and was commissioned in 1968. This ship is 1,052 feet long overall and has a crew compliment of 2,578. In 1994, the ship was assigned to the Naval Reserve Force, but remains operational and can be deployed quickly if needed. In the meantime, she is utilized for training. The patch was made for F-14 squadrons assigned to the carrier.