USS Ranger CV-61 is a Forrestal class aircraft carrier built in Newport News, Virginia. Commissioned on August 10, 1957, Ranger displaces 56,300 tons. She is 1,046 feet long, 130 feet across, and 249.5 feet at extreme beam width. At sea she cruised at 34 knots and carried a crew of 3,826.
A veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the Vietnam War, she earned 13 battle stars for her service in Vietnam. A movie star, she has appeared in several movies including Top Gun and Star Trek IV.
Currently in Bremerton, Washington, she awaits her new mission in Fairview, Oregon.
The USS Ranger Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation and is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors.