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USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Norfolk

By Capt. John J. Cummings, Commanding Officer, USS Gerald R. Ford Today, the mighty warship USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk for the first time in 15 months, marking the official completion of our post-shakedown availability (PSA) at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. Fifteen …

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Operationalizing Innovation

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (March 26, 2015) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Daniel Banks, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), stands as the port lookout during a simulated bridge training exercise at Fort Eustis, March 26. Ford's Navigation and Deck Department Sailors participate in the monthly training exercise to prepare to successfully navigate an aircraft carrier at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kristopher Ruiz/Released)

By Cmdr. Christopher Angelopoulos Head of PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)’s Innovation Cell What? We’ve all heard it. We’ve all been confronted with the same reactions when introduced to new ways of doing business: “Been there, done that.” “We don’t have time.” It is possible to overcome resistance to change …

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