ABOARD THE USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) – After 15 months post-delivery at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier has completed critical test points while some of its technical problems remain unresolved. The post-shakedown availability allows shipyard workers and the aircraft carrier’s crew to run the nuclear propulsion system at full throttle and test combat systems and communications. The Ford now will enter an 18-month test phase ...

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