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Faces Of The Fleet

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2017) Sailors and midshipmen hold the phone and distance line on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Iwo Jima is underway with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) FOUR and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducting PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dary M. Patten/Released)

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing mission. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY! …

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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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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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