He was followed by Susan Ford Bales, the ship's sponsor and daughter of the 38th president, whom the ship honours. He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Monterey and participated in actions in the Pacific Theater, including at Makin Island, Kwajalein and the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
Ford became president after Nixon resigned during the Watergate scandal.
The new carrier is the lead ship of the Ford-class of "super -carriers", the first new class in more than 40 years, and will replace the current Nimitz-class carriers.
The USS Ford is the first member of the next generation of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
The Ford was built at Newport News Shipbuilding, a giant Navy contractor in Virginia.
The crew has also played a key role in helping numerous commanders get up to speed on the intricacies that differentiate the Ford from the Navy's other carriers. The Ford has a massive new flight deck with a new electromagnetic aircraft launch system, which will give it the ability to launch aircraft faster.
The air wing to support the Ford could add more personnel to the ship, which is created to house more than 4,600 crew members.
India's Reliance sees profits jump 28 percent
Operating profit was led by robust performance from petrochemicals business and sustained strength in the refining business. RIL which has a market capitalisation of Rs 4,97,000 crore closed 0.31 per cent down at Rs 1,528.70 on the BSE on Thursday.
Charlie Gard Granted Permanent US Residency
Great Ormond Street Hospital specialists say that treatment will not work, and the little boy's life support should be turned off. Doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital said transferring the baby to a USA hospital would prolong his suffering.
Mattis called the ship a "magnificent warship [that] joins the best Navy in the world".
A Friday Washington Poststory reported President Trump has been exploring the option of exercising his broad constitutional pardon power on behalf of himself or members of his campaign team or family.
Trump called the ship an American symbol of power and prestige wherever it sails in the world.
"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", he said. But four years will likely pass before the ship's first deployment.
"The biggest challenge is to test the systems.in theory they are incredible, but we need to test them and make sure they do what they are supposed to do, which is allow us to put the ship in harm's way and fight the fight", said Gaut. "We will win ... we will never lose". The president earlier in the week said in an interview that he regretted appointing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and warned the special counsel leading a probe into Russia's campaign meddling not to investigate unrelated dealings by his family business. "Our greatest weapon is all of you". "Our nation endures because we have citizens who love America, and who are willing to fight for America".
At her christening back in 2013, Admiral Jonathan Greenert said: "She will carry unmanned aircraft, joint strike fighters, and she will deploy lasers".
This may be only the second complete skull found in New Mexico ". "It really has to be done with great care and know-how". It was found in Las Cruces , New Mexico right on the outskirts of Jude Sparks' neighborhood.
It also warned the coffee's unlisted milk ingredient could be risky for people with allergies or sensitivities to the product. A nationwide coffee recall to tell you about because it contains an ingredient similar to the active ingredient in Viagra .
The Rangers are 4.5 games back in the wild card race. "It is what it is", said Darvish, who is winless in his past six starts. The price for Darvish will be less than Gray, given that Darvish is set to be a free agent at the end of the season.
The Philadelphia Police Department and its K-9 Unit conducted a search of the Cosmo DiNardo's family farm in Solebury Township. DiNardo is behind bars after confessing to the murders of Dean Finocchiaro, Mark Sturgis, Tom Meo and Jimi Patrick last week.
Mark Meadows , R-N.C., said last month the border adjustment tax is a "stumbling block" as the GOP tries to pass its budget. But for that budget to go into effect, it would have to pass the House and be reconciled with a Senate budget bill.
And at the final whistle, a number of home fans attempted to access the pitch when Griffiths tied a scarf to the goal posts. Celtic have been hit with three charges by UEFA for the game against Linfield including the use of illicit banners .
It also snubbed her suggestion of a simultaneous withdrawal in the disputed region describing it as India's "fantasy". We want that if a dialogue is held, and if talks are to be held, then both the countries should withdraw their troops.
He has played in 45 games for the Panthers, with 41 starts and two Pro Bowl appearances. "Beyond excited today! Thank you to Mr. The 24-year-old was a third-round pick out of LSU and quickly moved up to start during his rookie season.
The FTC declined comment and it's not yet clear if the agency would open a formal probe into the allegations. Consumer Watchdog said the before-sale prices were the most misleading type of reference price used.
The message, which can be read in its entirety below, stated that Alexa was now available through the application. Why would Amazon want Graphiq? The Alexa feature is still not live as of yet to all Android users yet.
Even the prosecutor who sent Simpson to prison is expected to support his parole. "I've known OJ for a long time", said Mr Fromong.
Three Israelis Killed In West Bank Terror Home Invasion
The ministry blamed Israeli fire for a second shooting in the A-Tur area of east Jerusalem that left another Palestinian dead. Three Israelis having dinner in their West Bank home were murdered by a 19-year-old Palestinian wielding a knife Friday.
First look at Ghost Recon Wildlands' 4v4 multiplayer mode
Ghost War puts one team in the shoes of the Ghosts and other team as a squad of spec ops soldiers hoping to gain power in Bolvia. Ubisoft invited members of the community in for a sneak peak at the new mode in a series of workshops at the Paris studio.
Sen. John McCain diagnosed with malignant brain tumor
John McCain , R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington , during the committee's hearing on the defense department's budget. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a tumor known as glioblastoma was found to be associated with that that blood clot.
DOJ takes down dark net marketplace
The chief of Thailand's narcotics police told reporters that Cazes hanged himself in jail just prior to a scheduled court hearing. The normal home page for the dark Web market Hansa has been replaced by this message from USA law enforcement authorities.
Kelly accused of holding a sexual harem on his property
Kelly to file a lawsuit against him after the singer denied the accusations and expressed that he wanted to sue his accusers. In one especially freakish circumstance, Kim recalls watching a 19 year-old girl run laps wearing nothing but R.
BHP hits record iron ore production in WA
It also upped Dunkin B (NASDAQ:DNKN) stake by 13,415 shares and now owns 55,000 shares. 2,341K shares changed hands on Wednesday. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable.
Audi ad likening women to used cars in China backfires
The next scene shows an Audi on the road, with a voiceover that says, " An important decision must be made carefully ". On Weibo , a Chinese social media platform similar to Twitter, one user wrote: 'I am not a woman and I am disgusted.