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Gerald Ford was clumsy even as a sailor — and now the aircraft carrier that bears his name has a statue immortalizing it

Gerald Ford had a reputation for being clumsy. As we learned during our tour of the new USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, the former president's clumsiness almost cost him his life as a young sailor. During World War II, Ford served...Show More Summary

We toured the largest aircraft carrier in the world — which can house more than 75 aircraft but doesn't have urinals

The USS Gerald R. Ford is the US Navy's newest and largest aircraft carrier — in fact, it's the largest in the world. Commissioned in July 2017, the Ford is the first of the Ford-class carriers, which are more technologically advanced...Show More Summary

These are the most incredible photos of the US Navy in 2017

2017 was an unsurprisingly eventful year for the US Navy. New ships, such as the USS Washington and USS Gerald R. Ford, were commissioned. The USS Fitzgerald and USS John McCain were involved in collisions. Hurricane victims in the mainland US and Puerto Rico were aided. Show More Summary

America's Second Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Is Almost 50 Percent Complete

Dave Majumdar Security, Compared to first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), which was commissioned last month, Kennedy should cost less. Huntington Ingalls Newport News shipbuilding has completed 50 percent of the structural work on the future USS John F. Show More Summary

The U.S. Navy's Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Just Showed Off Some New Technology

Dave Majumdar Security, A key technology just passed a big hurdle.  USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) successfully launched and recovered a fixed-wing aircraft at sea during a shakedown cruise on July 28. The test is definitive proof thatShow More Summary

USS Gerald R Ford launches first aircraft using electromagnetic catapult

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The USS Gerald R Ford scored a double first less than a week after commissioning, as the nuclear-powered supercarrier launched and recovered a fighter plane for the first time using an electromagnetic catapult. On July 28, an F/A-18F...Show More Summary

Watch the Navy's newest, most sophisticated aircraft carrier land and launch its first aircraft

Six days after being commissioned, the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy's newest and most sophisticated aircraft carrier, received and launched its first fixed-wing aircraft. An F/A-18 Super Hornet landed on the ship at 3:10 p.m. on July...Show More Summary

USS Gerald R. Ford Completes First Arrested Landing

Less than one week after Pres. Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) launched and recovered its first fixed-wing aircraft July 28, 2017, off the coast of Virginia. The first arrested landing…

Trump not convinced Russian meddling took place, communications chief says

7 months agoNews : Trending Now

Donald Trump speaks in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford in Norfolk, Virginia. Donald Trump remains unconvinced that Russia interfered in last year’s US election, his new communications chief said on Sunday, as the White House gave mixed signals about whether it would approve new sanctions against Moscow. Show More Summary

Unpresidential Command

In a serious breach of presidential norms, President Donald Trump urged sailors attending the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday to wade into the political fray and help lobby Congress on health care and other topics. Show More Summary

The Navy's newest, most sophisticated aircraft carrier doesn't have urinals

Amid all its upgrades and advances, the US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is lacking one feature: urinals. Every bathroom on the Ford is, for the first time, gender neutral, equipped with flush toilets and stalls,...Show More Summary

Gerald Ford gets the last laugh

The USS GERALD R. FORD, the lead ship in a new class of ten supercarriers, also called Ford Class, was conducted this week, presided over by President Donald Trump. I was waiting for someone, perhaps an old political sailor, to point out both the justice and the irony of that. I’m referring to the relentless […]

President Trump Commissions USS Gerald R. Ford

President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22. A commissioning is a day of celebration, and honors the dedication, team work, and collaboration of Sailors, legislators…

America's New $16 Billion Aircraft Carrier Is Still Far From Ready

Three years late and costing $US13 billion ($16 billion), the USS Gerald R. Ford has finally been commissioned at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. The latest aircraft carrier to join the American fleet has been burdened with -- and this may shock you, considering we are talking about defence spending -- cost overruns and significant delays. Show More Summary

World's largest supercarrier USS Gerald R Ford commissioned

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The US Navy got a bit bigger today as the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was welcomed into the fleet. At 10:00 am EDT at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, the 100,000 tonne (110,000 ton) nuclear-powered supercarrier was formally commissioned...Show More Summary

Donald Trump attacks press as Russia scandal swirls around Jeff Sessions

Donald Trump participates in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford at Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. Donald Trump’s haphazard attempt to relaunch his communications operation after six months as president will face its first test next week, when his son-in-law testifies about alleged links to Russia. Show More Summary

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