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MCPON’s Veterans Day Message

131023-N-IV546-014 NORFOLK (Oct. 23, 2013) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens meets with the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) chiefs mess following an all-hands call alongside Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert aboard the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Thomas L. Rosprim/Released)

By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens Veterans, Shipmates and Navy Families, Monday, we honor those who have stood the watch, pay respect to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and say thanks to those currently in uniform. There have always been men and women …

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PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Christening Ceremony

Thousands of shipbuilders, sailors and Ford family and friends gathered Nov. 9 for the christening of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by Ricky Thompson

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of christening of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The ship was christened during a ceremony Nov. 9 ceremony at Huntington-Ingalls Industries Newport News shipyard, Newport News, Va. [dciframe]http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/usnavy?layout=4&clip=pla_fb22b355-4a44-4e3b-90ed-d0c867379b83&color=0xe7e7e7&autoPlay=false&mute=false&iconColorOver=0x888888&iconColor=0x777777&allowchat=false&height=340&width=560,561,341[/dciframe] Before …

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Sailors Participate in Veterans Week NYC 2013

NEW YORK (Nov. 2, 2009) Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Boston and New York City Police Department marine and air units escort the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) into New York Harbor. The ship has 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers forged into her bow, and will be used to support humanitarian, amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions around the world. New York is the sixth U.S. Navy ship named for the state and will be homeported in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barbara L. Patton/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of U.S. Navy Sailors’ participation in Veterans Week NYC 2013 in New York City, which honors the service and sacrifice of all American veterans. Sailors from local commands in Manhattan, the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey will be joined by Secretary of the Navy …

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Navy’s Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier Ready for Christening

Newport News Shipbuilding begins flooding Dry Dock 12 to float the first in class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) will be christened Saturday in Newport News, Va., by Mrs. Susan Ford Bales, CVN 78’s sponsor and daughter of the late president. The christening of the ship comes after more than 12 years of …

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PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) – Building a Giant

Newport News Shipbuilding employees decorate the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in ceremonial attire for its scheduled christening Nov 9.

Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed on Saturday, November 9, 2013. President Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States. His daughter, Susan Ford Bales, will serve as the ship’s …

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PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) – Ready For the Future

Newport News Shipbuilding begins flooding Dry Dock 12 to float the first in class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed. President Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States. His daughter, Susan Ford Bales, will serve as the ship’s …

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