June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the world's largest amphibious operation to date. While those who lived through it are gone, their efforts are still honored by those that serve today.
Ford's AWEs are a first-of-its-kind system operated via electromagnetic, linear synchronous motors. This new technology increases both the speed and weapons carrying capacity of the platform while reducing required manning, maintenance, and total ownership costs.
Sailors assigned to the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) develop and implement their leadership skills during Sailor 360 training sessions, physical training and community relations projects, designed to strengthen and enrich its enlisted leaders.
In the Navy, yard time is designed to put the focus on the ship. Many Sailors take this as a time to work on qualifications while operational commitments are low and maintenance is the primary mission.
Sailors assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) Reactor Department and Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) technicians recently completed a production milestone by reaching the propulsion plant completion date (PPCD), July 22.