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101st Birthday of CVN 78 Namesake Recognized

The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pier side at Newport News Shipbuilding, April 9, 2014. CVN 78 is the first of a new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding for the U. S. Navy. The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is undergoing inactivation in the background. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Thompson, Newport News Shipbuilding)

By Rear Adm. Moore This week, we celebrate the 101st birthday of former President Gerald Ford, namesake of the CVN 78-Class, as well as CVN 78 herself. We have made tremendous progress since the launch of the ship in November 2013, having nearly completed installation of all major ship’s systems. …

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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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