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Meet SSN 785 – The Navy’s 12th Virginia-Class Submarine

The keel for John Warner (SSN 785) will be laid March 16 at 11 a.m. EDT. Although John Warner is already under construction, the keel laying is the symbolic beginning of a ship’s construction. You can watch this ceremony live at www.livestream.com/usnavy.  This blog will help you prepare for the …

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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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POW/MIA Remembrance

Today, there are more than 83,000 American service men and women – over 33,000 of them Sailors – missing in battle since WWII. Behind that number are thousands of families who have endured the loss and uncertainty of waiting for their loved ones to finally come home. On September 21, we recognize …

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