Aircraft carrier will scare enemies

USS Gerald Ford USS Gerald R Ford aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford Vs Nimitz

The White House did not say what he was having for lunch.

President Donald J. Trump will deliver the ceremony's principal address.

Trump, who is commander in chief of the USA armed forces, was traveling to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia on Saturday to preside over a ceremony during which the USS Ford, the first member of the next generation of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, will be welcomed to the fleet with the words: "Man our ship and bring her to life".

He criticized what he called a lack of investment in new military technology and "a shortfall in military readiness" under the previous administration.

Mr. Trump used the occasion to call on Congress to complete the fiscal 2018 budget that would boost defense spending by about $54 billion, an increase of roughly 10 percent.

"When you put 75 aircraft on a carrier that's top of the line".

Despite delays to the Ford's delivery, the Navy said that the Ford-class carriers will yield a $4 billion reduction per ship cost as compared to its predecessor.

Image: The Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) displays "up and over" flags in observance of Independence Day.

'Wherever this vessel cuts through the horizon, our allies will rest easy and our enemies will shake with fear because everyone will know that America is coming and America is coming strong, ' Trump said.


CVN 78 is named after the 38th President of the USA and pays homage to his lifetime of service in the navy.

The $12.9 billion ship features state-of-the-art technologies. He is joined by the current defense secretary, Jim Mattis. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia and Rick Snyder of MI, who were packed into the steamy hangar bay on the main deck.

President Ford represented MI in Congress. His daughter, Susan Ford Bales, christened the vessel in 2013.

CVN 78 honors the 38th president of the United States and pays tribute to his lifetime of service in the Navy, in the USA government and to the nation.

The launching ceremony of the aircraft carrier on the water, visited the US President Donald trump, who blessed the ship and all who will serve. It is being named after former US president Gerald Ford from Grand Rapids.

President Trump applauding the military's strength at Saturday's commissioning.

While the Ford's commissioning ceremony represented a major milestone, the crew and commanding officers stressed that there is more work to be done to prepare the carrier for its first deployment.

"The nation's going to be very proud of USS Gerald R. Ford", said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

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