Seeking deck logs of USS America (CV-66)

I am looking for deck logs for the USS America (CV-66) from March 31, 1981 to November, 1981. I am seeking information on a fire onboard the USS America CV-66, It was called away as a fire in Aft IC, shortly after the ship went to general quarters. I am suffering PTSD from this event and I'm looking for the information for and appeal to the VA. I don't recall the exact date but it happened during this cruise to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean.

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    Thank you for posting on the History Hub! 

    This is in response to your inquiry to the National Archives related to the Navy Deck Logs of the USS America (CV-66) for the dates of March 11, 1981 - November 1981.

    The 1979 - 1983  Deck Logs are on microfiche and each month ranges from two to four microfiche sheets. The August 1981 Deck Logs are missing, but the remaining April to November 1981 totals 22 sheets.

    We can provide you with a price quote for ordering copies of those records. Our current fee for microfiche copies is $12.00 per sheet with a minimum mail order fee of $20.00. Therefore, 22 sheets would cost $264.00 for copies. You may want to limit the number of months you are requesting. 

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    Otherwise, by providing us the name of the ship or unit involved in the incident, a description of your researched incident(s) and the name of any individuals involved, and a date or the date range in which the incident occurred not to exceed one month, we can conduct a records review search on your behalf and provide up to 25 complimentary page scans of just those relevant pages to your research. If you can recall the ports the ships was at or travelling between, I can briefly search several months and focus my search on just those dates.

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