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Social at Sea: 24 Hours Inside the U.S. Navy

By Peg Fitzpatrick I recently had the opportunity to visit USS Carl Vinson, a Navy aircraft carrier. My initial thought was “why would I want to do that? I don’t like military stuff.” I had no idea what our military did even though my father was in the Navy as …

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100th Birthday of CVN 78 Namesake Recognized

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers Sunday, July 14th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald R. Ford, 38th president of the United States. This was an important historical milestone for the country because of President Ford’s exceptional legacy of service, but also an important …

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CVN 78: A True Leap Ahead for the Navy and Naval Aviation

A design rendering of the nuclear-powered, aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Gerald R. Ford is the first in a class of new carriers to be built by Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo illustration courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding/Released)

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers As program executive officer for aircraft carriers, I am responsible for the design, new construction, maintenance, refueling and inactivation of our Nation’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. This year has been an exciting and rewarding year for aircraft carriers. In December 2012, …

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Gerald R. Ford Reaches Key Milestone

130126-N-ZZ999-001 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress today as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

  By Rear Adm. Tom Moore, Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers Today we celebrate a milestone in the construction of the Navy’s next generation aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The island is among the last of 160 total superlifts, and as it is landed on the …

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” takes a look at YOUR Navy operating forward. These images represent the greatest Sailors in the greatest Navy in the world leading from the deck plates, and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! Hooyah, Navy!! Midshipman 1st Class …

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