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 …

Welcome to Naval Station Norfolk, Future USS Gerald R. Ford

By Rear Adm. Bruce H. Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed builders trials and arrived in her homeport, Naval Station Norfolk for the first time on April 14. The ship was able to complete all major builders trial evolutions, including high power runs and steering evolutions. Additionally, she …

President Trump Visits Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

President Donald J. Trump addressed Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Newport News during a visit to the first-in-class aircraft carrier March 2. “This carrier and the new ships in the Ford class will expand the ability of our nation to carry out vital missions on the …