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    • USS Gerald R Ford Commissioning

      USS Gerald R Ford Commissioning

      Please use the contents of this site for all media press kit needs relating to the commissioning ceremony scheduled July 22. Further media questions can be directed to apao@cvn78.navy.mil.

    • USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Change of Command

      USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Change of Command

      CAPT John J. Cummings will relieve CAPT Richard C.
      McCormack as Commanding Officer, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a
      ceremony at the Vista Point Catering and Conference Center on Naval Station
      Norfolk scheduled for 10 August at 1000.

    • USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) Full Ship Shock Trials

      USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) Full Ship Shock Trials

      On Friday, June 18, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed the first scheduled explosive event as part of Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST). The first-in-class aircraft carrier was designed using advanced computer modeling methods, testing, and analysis to ensure the ship is hardened to withstand battle conditions, and these shock trials provide data used in validating the shock...

    • USS Makin Island First Half of Deployment

      USS Makin Island First Half of Deployment

      USS Makin Island (LHD 8) summarizes the first half of its deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th, and 7th fleet area of operations. Makin Island is deployed in the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass...

    • USSOUTHCOM Assistance in Search/Rescue Efforts for Missing Argentine Submarine and Crew

      USSOUTHCOM Assistance in Search/Rescue Efforts for Missing Argentine Submarine and Crew

      At the request of the country of Argentina, USSOUTHCOM is assisting in the ongoing search and rescue efforts for the missing Argentine submarine with 44 on board. PA assets have arrived in Argentina to cover the international effort, which is garnering increased numbers of domestic and international media queries.

    • USSOUTHCOM Counter-Narcotics Operations

      USSOUTHCOM Counter-Narcotics Operations

      U.S. Southern Command’s enhanced presence will support ongoing whole-of-government and internationally supported operations to reduce the availability of illicit drugs and save lives in the United States and throughout the region. The intent is to reduce the flow of illicit drugs, degrade transnational criminal organizations, and increase interoperability with our partner nations and...

    • USSOUTHCOM – Enduring Promise – USNS Comfort Mission 2018

      USSOUTHCOM – Enduring Promise – USNS Comfort Mission 2018

      The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will deploy to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Honduras, 11 Oct – 20 Dec 2018, as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. For this mission, U.S. personnel will work alongside our partners to provide medical assistance based on the needs identified by each host nation. This marks the hospital ship's sixth deployment to...

    • USSOUTHCOM – USNS Comfort Deployment 2019

      USSOUTHCOM – USNS Comfort Deployment 2019

      The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returns for another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a five-month medical assistance mission as a result of the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. The ship will visit Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti,...