Ford Completes Five-Day Fast Cruise Ahead of Sea Trials

October 24, 2019 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed a five-day pierside fast cruise evolution on Wednesday, Oct. 23 ahead of departing Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) later this month. The fast cruise was a culminating training evolution designed to bring Ford to life after her 15-month post-shakedown availability (PSA). Sailors across the ship were thrust into various scenarios that tested their ability to respond in challenging and sometimes stressful environments. Though the PSA mainly focused on making material improvements to the ship, the crew consistently trained…

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