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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer is briefed by USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commanding Officer Capt. John J. Cummings on the differences between the Ford and Nimitz-class carriers.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 17, 2018) Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer is briefed by USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commanding Officer Capt. John J. Cummings on the differences between the Ford and Nimitz-class carriers and the increased warfighting capabilities that Ford brings to the fleet during a tour of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier. Spencer and James Geurts, the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, visited Ford to see first-hand and hear from Sailors on the progress being made during the ship's post-shakedown availability at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. This image has been altered by blurring badges for security purposes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiana A. Raines)

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