USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Story Archive

Training for the Worst: Ford Conducts Active Shooter Drill  (18 April 2019)
Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) security department participated in an active shooter drill Apr. 16.
Ford Sailors Participate in Critical Bridge Simulation Training  (6 May 2019)
Sailors from USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) deck, navigation and operations departments participated in a simulated ship transit at the U.S. Army Transportation School April 30.
After the Storm: Remembering 75 Years After D-Day  (4 June 2019)
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 Holds First Safety Culture Workshop  (28 June 2019)
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) held a safety culture workshop May 20 through the 23 to highlight and overcome safety challenges in departments across the ship.
First to Learn, First to Operate  (15 July 2019)
USS Gerald R. Ford's advanced weapons elevators are a first-of-its-kind system operated via electromagnetic, linear synchronous motors.
First to Learn, Finest to Operate   (16 July 2019)
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.
Sailor 360 Prepares Future Leaders of Ford  (30 July 2019)
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.
Getting Schooled in the Shipyards  (30 July 2019)
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.
USS Gerald R. Ford's Propulsion Plant Reaches Completion  (12 August 2019)
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.

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