Tag Archives: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 10, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 10, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of May 3, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 3, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 3, 2021

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of May 3, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Ford Carrier Strike Group Maximizes New CVN's Gear, Design In Final Test Event Before Shock Trials

Ford Carrier Strike Group Maximizes New CVN’s Gear, Design In Final Test Event Before Shock Trials

Seaman Saruis Webb, from Chicago, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN-78) weapons department, stands an armed watch with an H-2B .50 caliber machine gun during sea and anchor on April 14, 2021. US Navy Photo

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and its air wing and strike group had a chance to fully show off their combat capabilities, using a recent at-sea testing period to demonstrate not only that Ford can keep up with its Nimitz-class counterparts but can use its new gear to perform better and faster, leaders in the strike group told USNI News today. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 26, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 26, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 26, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 19, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 19, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 19, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 15, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 15, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of March 15, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

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As USS Gerald R. Ford Nears Shock Trials, Carrier Remains Busy With Testing, Fleet Support

As USS Gerald R. Ford Nears Shock Trials, Carrier Remains Busy With Testing, Fleet Support

The flight deck crew of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) launches and recovers F/A-18E-F Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 as pilots in the West Coast fleet replacement squadron conduct carrier qualifications on March 9, 2021. USNI News photo.

ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS GERALD R. FORD, IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN – When new commanding officer Capt. Paul Lanzilotta wakes up each morning on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), his long and diverse to-do list highlights the balance the aircraft carrier is trying to strike as it wraps up its new-ship testing and prepares for shock trials this summer, while also carrying out other duties as the only available aircraft carrier on the East Coast. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 8, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 8, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of March 8, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

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Navy Brings 'Precision Landing Mode' Carrier Landing Assist Tool to New Fighter Pilots

Navy Brings ‘Precision Landing Mode’ Carrier Landing Assist Tool to New Fighter Pilots

Rear Adm. John Meier, commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic, communicates with pilots assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 from the landing signal officer platform on USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) flight deck, Feb. 7, 2021. Meier is onboard to observe Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106’s inaugural use of Precision Landing Mode during carrier qualifications(CQ). Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting CQ. US Navy photo.

The Navy is in the final stages of fully adopting a Precision Landing Mode for fighter pilots, with young fleet replacement squadron pilots for the first time conducting carrier qualifications with the tool that significantly cuts down on the work required during an approach to the back of an aircraft carrier at sea. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Feb. 1, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Feb. 1, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Feb. 1, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More