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Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Ship Sponsor Susan Ford Bales, unveils a statue of her father, the ship's namesake, Gerald R. Ford in the ship's hangar bay.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (April 7, 2016) Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Ship Sponsor Susan Ford Bales, unveils a statue of her father, the ship's namesake, Gerald R. Ford in the ship's hangar bay. Bales, sculptor J. Brett Grill, and representatives of Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, where the ship is currently under construction attended the event. The statue depicts Gerald R. Ford holding a sextant and looking out over the water in memory of his naval service during World War Two. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Litzenberger/Released)

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