USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Story Archive

Fresh Anchors: Ford Pins 36 New Chiefs  (19 September 2018)
Thirty-six Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) earns the title of "Chief" during a Chief Petty Officer (CPO) pinning ceremony held at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Sept. 18.
A Little Cold and Chili: Ford Sailors Take Home Awards in NAVSTA Fleet Fest 2018 Chili Cook-Off  (2 November 2018)
Sailors assigned to the S-2 Food Services Division of USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) supply department participated in the Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk Fleet Fest 2018 Chili Cook-Off Oct. 20.
Remembering Cole: One Sailor's Emotional Experience  (2 November 2018)
On a cold January day in Virginia, men and women of the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook's (DDG 75) engineering department stood at attention both somber and quiet.
Ford Kickstarts Motorcycle Safety   (30 November 2018)
More than 30 Sailors assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) hit the open road during the ship's 2018 command motorcycle safety ride, Nov. 1.
Allies in Action: Hampton Roads Sailors Engage in Friendly Competition with Sailors from HMS Queen Elizabeth  (3 December 2018)
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Sailors played in a four-day sports competition against Sailors from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 73), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08).
Fiber Optics: Ford Sailors Train to See the Light  (19 December 2018)
Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Sailors participated in a Carrier-Advanced Reconfigurable Training System (C-ARTS) class to learn how to fix fiber optics aboard the ship, Dec. 3-10.
USS Gerald R. Ford Accepts First Advanced Weapons Elevator  (16 January 2019)
The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), closed out 2018 on a high note with the acceptance of the ship's first advanced weapons elevator (AWE), setting the tone for more positive developments in the year ahead.
Ship sponsor returns to Ford for her 20th visit   (24 January 2019)
Susan Ford Bales, USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) ship sponsor and daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford, visited with the ship's crew during its post-shakedown availability at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding, Jan. 17.
Ford Dominates at Best of the Mess  (30 January 2019)
Sailors assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) S-2 Food Service Division competed and won first place at the Best of the Mess competition at the Founders Inn on January 18.
Innovative Training Makes Impact on Ford Culinary Specialists  (14 February 2019)
Sailors from aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) supply department attended Chef Jacoby Ponder's first Chefprenuer Academy at Stratford University, Feb. 4-8.
DESRON 22 Conducts Virtual Onload Aboard Ford  (27 February 2019)
Commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 Capt. Tom Moninger and members of DESRON 22 staff visited USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) to evaluate the command's designated destroyer squadron spaces, Feb. 25.
USS Gerald R. Ford Accepts Second Advanced Weapons Elevator  (6 March 2019)
Nearly one month following the acceptance of its first advanced weapons elevator (AWE), the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has accepted its second.
Ford Ices Lincoln  (18 March 2019)
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) sponsored a hockey game featuring USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) and USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) hockey teams at The Scope Arena on March 2, where Ford came out on top winning the game 5-3.

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