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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Returns To Sea

By Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Today, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returned to sea for the first time in more than 18 months, officially marking the end of the ship’s Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). For Sailor and shipyard worker alike, the conclusion of this …

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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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