Click above for a Fox News story on the proposed retirement of the aircraft carrier, John F. Kennedy CV-67. I have a modest proposal. Transfer the ship to the Active Reserves and redesignate it CV(H)-67. Then keep an active duty crew about to enable the ship to deploy on short notice and add a reserve crew consisting of helicopter pilots and mechanics, SeaBees and other specialists knowledgeable in humanitarian relief. Maybe add some C-2 Tracker crews for carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) and some search capability with S-2 crews. Put into the budget some money for a squadron or two of MV-22 Ospreys (or their Coast Guard derivatives). Then fill the former magazines with portable watermaking equipment and medical & relief supplies.
You end up with a readily deployable (or even prepositionable) humanitarian relief carrier. It would be a fitting tribute to the Father of the Peace Corps!