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Newport News Shipbuilding hosts a first-cut-of-steel event to kick off construction of USS Enterprise (CVN 80).
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Aug. 24, 2016) Newport News Shipbuilding hosts a first-cut-of-steel event to kick off construction of the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 80). The steel was cut using an ESAB Avenger Burning Machine and the order was given by ship's sponsors and U.S. Olympians Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of HII by John Whalen/Released)

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