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Friday, July 12, 2013

Time Capsule Placed on Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) to Memorialize Carrier Namesake's Lifetime Achievements

Time capsuleHuntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division welded a time capsule today inside the flight deck control room of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

The time capsule contains items that were placed under the 555-metric ton island during a ceremonial event in January by Susan Ford Bales, the ship's sponsor and daughter of the late president, as well as shipyard and Navy leadership.

"This Navy tradition is even more special today because it's happening three days before what would have been President Ford's 100th birthday," said Rolf Bartschi, NNS' vice president, CVN 78 carrier construction.

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