Happy New Year! Wishing everyone fair winds and following seas in 2023!
"The impact of a new carrier is global, for no other ship represents to the world the power of the United States."—Donald Winter, Sec. Navy, Jan 10, 2009
A United States Navy aircraft carrier is a very modern, very mobile U.S. military base complete with airfield, hospital and communications systems from which the United States can strike at its enemies. The U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers are a cornerstone of America’s ability to project its power and strength. For over 70 years, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers have been vital to defending America. Airc
raft carriers have been employed in every major and many smaller conflicts including Vietnam; Grenada and Lebanon; Libya; Operation Desert Storm; and most recently in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) seeks to preserve the strength of the aircraft carrier force and promote the value of the Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base as a vital part of the nation's overall defense structure. ACIBC represents approximately 400 businesses that supply components and services for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone fair winds and following seas in 2023!
As we close out 2022, the centennial year of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, we want to acknowledge the carriers that deployed this year and share our appreciation for their service to our country. May their presence around the world continue to be a source of peace.
This holiday season, we’re grateful for the men and women that serve aboard U.S. Navy Aircraft carriers. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 🎄🎁
What's in a name? When it comes to the 100 years of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, answering this question can get complicated. Read more about where carriers get their names here: bit.ly/3hhzS5j
A stunning sunset over USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) while deployed in Naples last month. 😍
While on deployment in Europe last month, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) teamed up with several other NATO carrier strike groups. These activities highlighted the ability to successfully conduct significant operations.
Late last month, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) returned home to Norfolk after a successful inaugural deployment. 🎉 Read more here: bit.ly/3W6RrUF
The Ford Class can’t wait to add future carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) to its roster! At 1,092 feet in length and 100,000 tons, incorporates more than 23 new technologies, comprising dramatic advances in propulsion, power generation, ordnance handling, and aircraft launch systems.
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the flagship carrier of the newest class of ships, and she’s been underway since October. The Ford Class brings advanced technologies, innovative layouts and shipbuilding solutions, ushering in so much more than additional global protection and presence around the world.
Coined the “Avenger,” USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) excels in serving our country with integrity, dignity, and humility.
“Peace Through Strength” is USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)’s motto, reflecting her strength. She was named after the 40th president of the United States and is a token of leadership and power.
USS Harry S. Truman aka “Lone Warrior,” has been the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 8 for 8 years. She carries a battle flag emblazoned with the phrase “Give ‘em hell,” in reference to Truman’s 1948 re-election campaign.
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) lives up to her motto “Look Ahead,” as she patrols the seas with beauty and grace for more than 25 years.
USS George Washington (CVN 73) is the 6th carrier in the Nimitz class. She has proudly served the U.S. Navy since her commissioning in 1992. will complete her mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul in 2023.
Today we’re celebrating Uss Lincoln who recently hosted the 2022 Armed Forces Classic! It was a historic matchup on her flight deck.
Next up is the “Big Stick,” aka USS Theodore Roosevelt. Her crew won the Admiral Stanley Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence in 2020! 🏆
The third Nimitz-class carrier we’re featuring for 12 Days of Carriers is USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). She has supported global maritime security options, serving our nation honorably. And she hosted the first NCAA basketball game on an aircraft carrier on Veterans Day in 2011!
On the second day of 12 days of carriers we’re honoring USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) aka “Ike” and what she represents. President Eisenhower suggested she and her crew can only succeed “if each and every one of us is willing to give the full measure of courage, sacrifice, work and vision, not in a divided effort but working together in pursuit of our common goal." 👏
We're celebrating U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and getting in the holiday spirit with 12 days of carriers! Our first feature is USS Nimitz (CVN 68). She’s a force to be reckoned with as the pioneer of her class, paving the way since 1975.
While is coming to a close, we’re continuing to celebrate the U.S. Navy through the rest of the centennial year. Here’s to the next 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ years of service and excellence of U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers!
The two-ship block buy used to secure and was critical to the entire aircraft carrier program, including the supply chain, supporting acquisition of materials, maintaining a skilled workforce and overall financial health. It takes a nation. 🇺🇸
61 years ago today, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) aka “Big E”, was commissioned, spearheading decades of exceptional naval defense and unwavering support for our country.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 As winds down and we gather around the table, we express our unwavering gratitude towards the men and women serving aboard each of our carriers. Thank you for your service.
Tomorrow we are honoring the 79th anniversary of Doris Miller’s passing. He was an exemplary sailor whose heroic endeavors, legacy and dedication to his country will live on through the upcoming carrier, Doris Miller (CVN 81).
We’re celebrating 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ years of U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers! From CVN1 to CVN78, each and every carrier has served the nation’s interest in times of war and peace. We look forward to the future Ford Class of carriers who will lead us through the next 100 years!
98 years ago today, USS Langley (CV 1) reported for duty with the Navy Battle Fleet at San Diego. Fighting Squadron VF-2 began flying a dozen VE-7S biplanes from her for carrier qualifications in January 1925. This was the first squadron assigned to an American carrier.
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) made her service debut on October 4, leading the newest Ford class of aircraft carriers which includes some of the most advanced machines ever built. It is a triumph of modern engineering, representing a bold leap forward in design and capability. bit.ly/3Tvph4B
On this day in 1910, Ely launched his Curtiss Model D. plane off the cruiser Birmingham, marking the birth of naval aviation. 112 years later, we imagine he’d be amazed to see how far naval aviation has come! 🛫
It’s time for Gonzaga and Michigan State men’s basketball team members to get their heads in the game! 🏀 The 2022 Armed Forces Classic is today, and we’re excited for the matchup on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
Today we’re honoring the brave Americans who served as members of the U.S. Military across all its branches. We thank you for your commitment and service to protecting our great nation. 🇺🇸
Today we celebrate the christening anniversary of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). We’re honoring her by following the former President’s advice to “tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.”
105 years ago today, the first permanent naval air station for training in San Diego welcomed its inaugural commanding officer Lt. Earl Spencer of the U.S. Navy. ⚓
It’s almost time for tip off on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)! 🏀 This Friday on Veterans Day, the Gonzaga and Michigan State men’s basketball teams will go head to head for the 2022 Armed Forces Classic: Carrier Edition. Be sure to tune in!
Preparing for takeoff! 107 years ago today, Captain Henry C. Mustin made the first catapult launch from a ship. This advancement began a century of innovation that helped shape the technology of modern carriers.
On this day 8 years ago, the 5th Generation F-35C Lightning II completed its first arrested landing on the deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. ⚡
National U.S. Navy has arrived! Today kicks off a month-long celebration to honor the significant impact U.S. Navy aircraft carriers have made on our great nation. 🎉
On this day in 1922, history was made with the first landing on the U.S. Navy’s first aircraft carrier, USS Langley. Join us in celebrating the and other carrier milestones in November for !
It’s a big week for USS Theodore Roosevelt! Join us in celebrating her grit, her grace, and her spirit throughout the week.
2️⃣5️⃣ Commissioning anniversary
2️⃣7️⃣ Christening anniversary and President Roosevelt’s birthday
Navy partnerships represent the continued strength and endurance of the U.S. and their allies and our collective commitment to preserving peace.
Today we’re honoring the birth of Doris Miller, a U.S. Navy service member and the first Black American to be awarded the Navy Cross. His incredible legacy will be embodied in the future Doris Miller (CVN 81). 🇺🇸
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