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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.