USS Gerald R. Ford Ushers in New Age of Technology and Innovation

By Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic On July 22, the U.S. Navy will commission the nation’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). For the first time in more than 40 years, in a ceremony certain to be memorable, the Navy will commission the lead ship of a …

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commissioning Ceremony

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the July 22 commissioning of the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Live video from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). President Donald J. Trump will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Susan Ford Bales, Ford’s daughter, serves as the ship’s sponsor. CVN-78 …