After six months at sea, nearly 60,000 nautical miles sailed, and participation in multiple exercises including Valiant Shield and Keen Sword, @gipper76 returned to her homeport in Yokosuka, Japan last month.
A Super Hornet, assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron 154, launches from the flight deck of @USPacificFleet aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt @TheRealCVN71. #Readiness #FreeandOpenIndoPacific
Last month, @Warship_78 conducted her first-ever integrated carrier strike group operations with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and USS Gettysburg (CG 64). #CVN78
When asked what makes @Warship_78 unique, Rear Adm. Craig Clapperton said Ford can function "with less people and less cost per year," and that the "significant reduction in manpower [is going] to save tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars per year." bit.ly/2VN3zgb
Rain or shine, we're flying. #ForceToBeReckonedWith #USNavy's #USSGeraldRFord's (CVN 78) conducts flight operations while underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications.#FlyNavy
#ICYMI, last month, @NimitzNews returned to the Middle East to provide air support and additional defensive capabilities where needed. Read about their mission: bit.ly/3ow2YvN #CVN68
Providing a #ForceToBeReckonedWith. An F/A18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Fighting Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, launches from the #USNavy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier #USSDwightDEisenhower (CVN 69) while operating in the Atlantic Ocean. #FlyNavy
25 years! #OnThisDay in 1995, @stennis74 was commissioned, joining the strong team of Nimitz class carriers. Here’s to fair winds, following seas and 25 more! 🇺🇸 #CVN74
On this “date that will live in infamy”, we honor those who lost their lives at #PearlHarbor in 1941. American sailor Doris Miller manned anti-aircraft guns (without training) and tended to the wounded. His legacy will live on as he is the namesake of our newest carrier #CVN81.
One year ago today, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding alongside carrier advocates and leaders, including daughter of the ship's namesake, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. We look forward to the future of #CVN79 and all Ford class carriers to come!
Angry Birds 🦅 #USSNimitz underway in the North Arabian Sea ensuring maritime stability and security in the region connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical choke points to the free flow of commerce. @flynavy @US5thFleet
Last month, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ended the longest patrol of a Japan-based carrier in over twenty years. She docked in her homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, after 159 days at sea! #CVN76 🇺🇸 🇯🇵
In late November, phase two of the #Malabar2020 wargames unfolded in the Indian Ocean’s Western region. @NimitzNews participated with other American, Indian, Japanese and Australian warships in a “no-contact, at sea only” format to follow COVID-19 safety measures. Hooyah! 🌊
We close out #FordClassFriday with a celebration of the impact that Ford class aircraft carriers will have on the @USNavy. With the delivery of CVN 81, the Navy will have 4 of these re-designed warfighters to serve our nation. #AircraftCarrierMonth TheFordClass.com
#OnThisDay in 1961, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) aka “Big E”, was commissioned. Check out aircraftcarrier.com for more. #AircraftCarrierMonth