On Saturday, the super carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CNV 78), MADE IN THE USA, was commissioned at the Port of Naval Station Norfolk.
President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. CVN-78 is the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carrier, the first new class in more than 40 years and begins the phased replacement of Nimitz-class carriers. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
NORFOLK (July 22, 2017) Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CN 78) during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier designed in 40 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez/Released) 170722-N-JH384-216 U.S. Navy News Service.
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