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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.

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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USS Gerald R. Ford Christening Video

The USS Gerald R. Ford CVN 78 Christening Ceremony was held at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard in Newport News, VA and attended by Ship Sponsor Ship Sponsor Susan Ford Bales, the Ford Family, Foundation Trustees, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, the US Navy, CVN 78 service members and more than 20,000 attendees

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Centennial Wreath Laying

Susan Ford Bales hosted the annual wreath laying at the tomb of Gerald R. Ford at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan on the Centennial Birthday of our nation’s 38th President with USS Gerald R. Ford Commanding Officer Captain John Meier providing remarks

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