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The Navy’s $13 billion supercarrier still can’t do the one thing it’s absolutely required to do
What good is an aircraft carrier that can't reliably launch and land aircraft?
Meet the ‘Iron 9,’ the USS Gerald R. Ford’s all-female bridge watch section
All the deck department sailors assigned to the boatswain’s mates bridge watch teams on the USS Gerald R. Ford are women. They call themselves the Iron 9
Navy reassigns captain overseeing embattled Gerald R. Ford supercarrier
"We must ensure that the team takes the opportunity to recharge and allow for fresh eyes on upcoming challenges as required."
Fire official says Navy petty officer lied about saving two children from a burning home
'At no time was he inside the structure and at no time did he physically remove any person from the building.'
USS Gerald R. Ford is replenished at sea
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) performs a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Ford...
USS Gerald R Ford aviators counseled for wearing patch depicting bat as ‘China’s Newest Carrier’
Aviators in a small training detachment aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford were recently counseled by leadership after wearing an unauthorized and inappropriate patch, the Navy said
The Navy is still trying to figure out exactly why the aircraft launch system on its $13 billion supercarrier failed
The U.S. Navy is still unsure exactly what caused a critical piece of technology on the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford to fail earlier this month
A power problem aboard the Navy’s $13 billion supercarrier left it unable to launch aircraft for days
The Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford suffered a power problem during recent at-sea testing that crippled the $13 billion supercarrier's ability to launch planes for days
The Navy’s $13 billion supercarrier still doesn’t have working weapons elevators and aircraft launching systems
The USS Gerald R. Ford may be on a steady march towards its first formal deployment, but the much-vaunted supercarrier is still facing major technical problems in two of its most critical systems, according to a new assessment from the Government Accountability Office
Navy fighter squadron pulled off USS Gerald R. Ford after sailor tests positive for COVID-19
Members of the “Fighting Blacklions” strike fighter squadron were removed from the USS Gerald R. Ford this week and placed into a “precautionary restriction of movement” after a sailor tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier just crushed a major operational milestone despite the threat of COVID-19
Off the East Coast this month, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford, reached several major milestones in a matter of hours, marking the advancement of the carrier's crew and its systems.
Navy’s newest aircraft carriers have clogged toilets that cost $400k to fix, report says
Unexpected and frequent clogging means the Navy needs to flush each aircraft carrier’s sewage system with a $400k acid wash.
The Navy may be done with the Ford-class aircraft carrier
The U.S. Navy may not buy any more Ford-class aircraft carriers, the Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly recently said
The Navy’s $13 billion supercarrier isn’t ready to defend itself in combat
The USS Gerald R. Ford has come a long way in shaking off its technical woes in recent years, but the Navy's $13 billion supercarrier is still facing a major challenge: it's unprepared to actually defend itself in combat
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier just took a major step on its path to deployment
The USS Gerald R. Ford has been at sea since Jan. 16, accompanied by Navy test pilots flying a variety of aircraft
The Navy reportedly asked Carnival Cruise Line for help with its ongoing aircraft carrier maintenance issues
Navy officials reportedly enlisted the help of executives with the Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line to find solutions for its ongoing maintenance and readiness issues that have stranded a majority fo the service's aircraft carriers in non-deployable status
America’s newest aircraft carrier only has 4 of its 11 elevators working, but at least it can do these high-speed turns
The Navy's beleaguered USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier may not have working weapons elevators, but it's certainly got some moves
$13 billion aircraft carrier leaves shipyard even though most of its weapons elevators still don’t work
Until recently, only two of the USS Gerald R. Ford's 11 weapons elevators were certified. Another two came online this week.
‘We’ve invested $13 billion in a nuclear-powered berthing barge’ —Lawmaker blasts Navy over carrier maintenance delays
The USS Gerald R Ford was supposed to deploy last year, but now the Navy says it might not be ready until 2024
The Navy’s new supercarrier arresting gear can now recover all of the service’s aircraft — except the F-35
The USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy's new supercarrier, can now land all of the service's planes, except for its new stealth fighter
‘This ought to be criminal’ — Lawmakers are furious with the Navy’s ‘arrogance’ over its expensive mess of a supercarrier
"The ship was accepted by the Navy incomplete, nearly two years late, two and a half billion dollars over budget, and nine of eleven weapons still don't work with costs continuing to grow"
Trump Was Right: The Navy’s ‘Digital’ Catapult Really Is An Expensive Mess
When President Donald Trump railed against the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier's electromagnetic catapult as no match for "goddamned" steam, he may have been on to something — even if he didn't know it at the time
The Navy’s Newest Carrier Finally Has The Critical Weapons System That The Navy Secretary Staked His Job On — And It Actually Works
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said earlier this month that he had bet his job on getting all the USS Gerald R. Ford's elevators to work, telling President Donald Trump that the project would be done by this summer "or you can fire me."
The Navy’s Brand New Supercarrier Has (Yet Another) Major Problem
Brand-new Navy aircraft carrier and floating catastrophe USS Gerald R. Ford was forced to return to Naval Station Norfolk in...
Trump Was Right: The Navy’s New Aircraft Catapult Is No Match For ‘Goddamned Steam’
Look, we give President Donald Trump shit for all sorts of reasons: confusion over evening colors, picking fights with the...