USS Gerald R. Ford crew member and Coach Jim Harbaugh

Michigan Wolverine Football Coach Jim Harbaugh, University Regents, and Alum attended the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) aircraft carrier Commissioning on July 22, 2017 at Naval Station Norfolk.

The ship is named after Gerald R. Ford, who played college football for the Wolverines and graduated from UM in 1935. While Coach Harbaugh is the current Head Football Coach for the Wolverines, he formerly played on the football team and graduated from Michigan.

Harbaugh posted to his social media account throughout the day. “Experiencing commissioning of USS Gerald R Ford was a great inspiration!” Harbaugh wrote on Twitter. “Celebration, American Tradition & Ceremony. God Bless the Military!”

Following the Commissioning Ceremony, the Michigan group climbed four decks from the cargo hanger to the flight deck. Coach Harbaugh took numerous photos with crew members and family of U.S. Service Men and Women.

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USS Gerald R. Ford Commissioning Ceremony

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