Buying materials in advance for the construction of the next two new U.S. Navy aircraft carriers starting in 2016 will save taxpayers $500 million over the course of their construction and will keep the industrial base strong.
The Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) urges Congress to authorize the advanced purchase of materials needed for the construction of the next two U.S. Navy Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, Enterprise (CVN 80) and the yet-to-be-named CVN 81.
Home to 70 fighter jets and more than 5,000 crew, USS Harry S. Truman is on the front lines of the fight against ISIS.
Watch the coverage of this yearís ACIBC fly-in event.
Watch the online premiere of the trailer for the upcoming Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) documentary being produced by Newport News Shipbuilding.
Watch this video of flight operations aboard the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
Newport News Shipbuilding has begun reintroducing steam to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to begin final testing of the shipís steam-powered systems. (Watch the video)
ďAs the backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is put in place during the ship's keel laying ceremony, the suppliers who will provide the steel, cable, valves, paint and equipment for this great ship celebrate the work completed to-date..."
— Rick Giannini, ACIBC Chairman (Read the full statement)
Dwight D. Eisenhower Conducts First OIR Missions From Arabian Gulf
Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, began missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Arabian Gulf, July 22.
GHWB Begins Fast Cruise
Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) began its fast cruise July 18 in preparation to leave Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Newport News Shipyard Captures 'Pokemon Go' Technology
For Newport News Shipbuilding, the technology behind Pokemon Go is so 2011. Don't panic. Engineers and skilled workers at this secure nuclear shipyard have not morphed into distracted, wandering monster hunters. No one has called for the next aircraft carrier to bear the name USS Pikachu.
Vice President Visits Stennis Sailors
Vice President Joe Biden visited the USS John C. Stennis on Thursday to speak about to the crew about their enforcement of international law in the South China Sea.