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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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Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Sailors Return Home After Operating Forward

By Rear Adm. Michael Gilday Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight The 5,000 Sailors of Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group are thrilled to be returning home to the Norfolk, Mayport and Whidbey Island areas Wednesday, finishing a four and a half month deployment. We have been operating forward in the U.S. 5th …

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Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Homecoming

Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as the ship arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, July 3. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is returning to homeport at Norfolk after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Andrew Schneider/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Eisenhower Strike Group homecoming. On Wednesday, 5,000 Sailors returned home to the Norfolk, Mayport, and Whidbey Island areas, finishing a four and a half month deployment.   Read Rear Adm. Michael Gilday‘s blog that explains how the Sailors have been operating forward in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of …

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USS Freedom Commanding Officer Answers YOUR Questions About LCS-1

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is underway off the coast of Malaysia during a divisional tactics drill as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Malaysia 2013, June 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Matthew Olay/Released

We asked for your questions on the Navy’s Facebook page about USS Freedom (LCS 1), which is on her maiden deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. We received a lot of great questions about Freedom and littoral combat ships, which are fast, agile, mission-focused platforms for near-shore and open-ocean operations. In this blog, Freedom’s commanding officer, Cmdr. …

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YOUR Navy Today – Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, …

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