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USS Gerald R. Ford CVN 78

Follow updates and learn more about the legacy of the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, CVN 78, in its newest class of aircraft carriers, the Ford Class.

VADM Architzel and McClure visit with students

Vice Admiral David Architzel, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and George Bush Library Foundation CEO Fred McClure visited the West Michigan Aviation Academy to speak with students of the Academy and the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps. Center

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USS Gerald R. Ford Christening Photos

Ship Sponsor Susan Ford Bales was joined by Ford Family members, Foundation Trustees, fellow shipbuilders, U.S. Navy personnel and more than 20,000 attendees in christening the USS Gerald R. Ford CVN 78 on November 9, 2013 at Newport News Shipbuilding. The Ford is the US Navy’s first ship in the next generation of nuclear powered aircraft carriers, the Ford Class.

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David Hume Kennerly USS Gerald R. Ford Christening Photos

Foundation Trustee David Hume Kennerly, former White House Official Photographer for President Gerald R. Ford, traveled to Newport News, VA to attend the USS Gerald R. Ford Christening Ceremony and provided the Foundation numerous images from the christening and reception

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