Newport News Shipbuilding has long history with Aircraft Carriers, both design and construction. On this day in 1931, the company laid the keel of the first U.S. Navy ship designed keel-up as a carrier - USS Ranger (CV 4). She was originally designed and built without an island, but one was added prior to delivery. Read more at http://www.ow.ly/BYm4f
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) continues strikes against ISIS.
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Every day, America’s next aircraft carrier gets closer to completion. As of last week, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is 81 percent complete, well on her way to being the most automated and the most advanced carrier in history. [Photo by John Whalen]
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Aircraft carriers are important to maintaining secure, open trade routes for our nation and economy as well as protecting overseas interests as well as encouraging peace and stability.
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On the morning of September 11, 2001 USS Enterprise (CVN 65) had nearly completed its six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf and was scheduled to set sail back to the United States. Upon watching live coverage of the terrorist attacks, “Big E”, without an order from the chain of command, executed a 180-degree course change and returned to the Arabian Gulf in response to the attacks.
After the attacks on September 11, USS Enterprise was a vital force in carrying out U.S. national security and establishing hard power against enemy forces. The carrier remained on station in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, launching airstrikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and Taliban military installations in Afghanistan.
USS Enterprise’s rapid response is indicative that an 11-carrier fleet is extremely essential to our nation’s national security and protection of American citizens. It is vital that our nation has a carrier stationed in strategic areas around the world to respond to emergent crises, prevent future threats and maintain stability to the U.S. and its allies.
Today join us in commemorating those who lost their lives on September 11 and the brave men and women who are deployed to preserve American security and freedom.
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