President Trump Speech Newport News Virginia – The USS Gerald R. Ford – 2:00pm Live Stream…

President Donald Trump speaks in Newport News Virginia to promote his vision and plan for a major nation’s military Buildup.  The remarks are scheduled to be delivered to ship builders and sailors on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford in Newport News.

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Thursday’s visit comes on the heels of Trump’s proposal to increase the Defense Department’s budget by $54 billion, a 10 percent increase over last year.

The $12.9 billion ship is the Navy’s most expensive warship, belonging to the next generation of aircraft carriers that are replacing the Nimitz-class carriers first commissioned in 1975.

“The Gerald R. Ford-class will be the premier forward asset for crisis response and early decisive striking power in a major combat operation,” the Navy’s website says. “Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers and carrier strike groups will provide the core capabilities of forward presence, deterrence, sea control, power projection, maritime security and humanitarian assistance. The class brings improved warfighting capability, quality of life improvements for our Sailors and reduced total ownership costs.”

A Navy official told ABC News that the Ford will have more electrical power generation, replacing the steam catapult system currently in use. Approximately 4,500 sailors will comprise its crew.

The ship is expected to go through sea trials in the coming weeks and will then be commissioned this summer, the official said.  (LINK)

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191 Responses to President Trump Speech Newport News Virginia – The USS Gerald R. Ford – 2:00pm Live Stream…

  1. sundance says:

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  2. Dora says:

    Love the music. I’m starting to feel patriotic. I mean even more patriotic. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

    • maggiemoowho says:

      Me too, brings me back to my baton twirling days🇺🇸👍

      Liked by 10 people

    • Bob says:

      If you read this and understand that this project is so far behind and so far over budget it’s amazing that it hasn’t been canceled. There is no mention of accountability of the shipyard, the equipment vendors, just continue to throw money at it. Well, they indicate that congress has put a cap on the price, but they keep getting schedules that are like moving targets. They will spend zillions of dollars investigating why all the problems, but there will be no real answers.

      Don’t get me wrong, I love our Country and have supported our Navy in so many ways, and this is exactly why I’m calling out the problem….they need help. Hopefully DJT can see the problem and getting it fixed.

      Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Falls Further Behind Schedule
      by Anthony Capaccio
      July 12, 2016, 10:10 AM EDT July 12, 2016, 2:21 PM EDT
      Latest delay, until November, makes it more than 2 years late
      USS Gerald R. Ford will return Navy’s fleet to 11 carriers
      The USS Gerald R. Ford — the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier and the costliest U.S. warship at $12.9 billion — won’t be delivered until at least November, more than two years late.

      “During the ongoing testing of developmental systems” on the carrier built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., “first-of-class issues are continuing to be resolved,” according to a Navy statement provided Tuesday to Bloomberg News. “The current estimated delivery date is in November 2016. If additional issues arise during the remaining shipboard testing, that date may need to be revised.”

      The service didn’t elaborate on the unresolved issues causing the delay except to say that testing is continuing for “the propulsion plant steam and electric systems,” which are powered by the carrier’s nuclear reactor. The latest schedule slip of at least two months may delay the Navy’s return to an 11-carrier fleet, the number mandated by Congress. The service has operated 10 carriers since the retirement of the USS Enterprise in 2012. Extended deployments of the remaining ships have placed stress on crews, the service has said.

      Huntington fell 0.4 percent to $173.21 at 2:07 p.m. New York time.

      Spending Cap

      The Navy didn’t say what impact, if any, the continuing testing issues and latest delivery delay will have on the vessel’s cost. The cost of the carrier, also known as CVN-78, is capped by law at $12.9 billion, under actions taken by Congress in 2006 and then modified in 2013 after the program’s cost had increased 22 percent since 2010. The Gerald Ford is the first of a three-carrier class estimated to cost $42 billion.

      “This situation is unacceptable and was entirely preventable,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said in an e-mail. “The Ford-class program is a case study in why our acquisition system must be reformed –- unrealistic business cases, poor cost estimates, new systems rushed to production, concurrent design and construction, and problems testing systems to demonstrate promised capability.”

      “Even if everything goes according to the Navy’s plan, CVN-78 will be delivered with” unproven systems, such as the arresting system to snag planes as they land, said McCain, an Arizona Republican.

      Largely Complete

      The Navy said Newport News, Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls is performing well as the shipbuilder. Many of the technologies installed on the first-of-class carrier are produced by other companies. As of last month, the ship’s construction is 98 percent complete, the Navy said. Huntington Ingalls has turned over 97 percent of the carrier’s compartments and 89 percent of shipboard testing has been completed, the Navy said.

      The Navy originally said the Gerald Ford would be delivered in September 2014, then delayed that to September 2015. As that deadline neared, the Navy announced a “slight deterioration in the required progress” of shipboard testing that would delay delivery beyond March 31. Then, the Pentagon pegged delivery for this September in its annual “Selected Acquisition Report” on major weapons issued in March.

      ‘Significant Progress’

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      • paper doll says:

        Yup, cause it’s BT…before Trump

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      • georgiafl says:

        Everything during the Obama tenure went over budget, debt or bankruptcy. That was 0’s whole aim – to pillage, purloin and destroy.

        H80 more every day.

        Liked by 24 people

      • MaineCoon says:

        Enlightening. Bureaucracy at its worst or should I say best.

        IMO I thought that the crowd was rather subdued compared to most President Trump large group events. After reading this I image everyone there had reason to be concerned.

        You said “Hopefully DJT can see the problem and getting it fixed.” He’s a builder. Just like he wanted an explanation of how that F-35 was build, he would want an explanation here regarding the carrier and the issues. I have no doubt this will be fixed before the next one is built.

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      • rf121 says:

        Always got to tinker with stuff. What was wrong with the proven technology on the Carl Vinson class? Just another way for defense contractors to milk the never ending money flow from Washington. Not excusing the Pentagon brass here and their desire to have the latest and greatest (on paper anyway) technology. Newer is not always better.

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      • Jake says:

        Thank you for this info, Bob. Sounds like Obama was ruining our Navy by demanding a fleet of ‘green energy’ aircraft carriers. Not only is the Navy unsure if this new electric propulsion technology will work, but the whole project is way over budget and woefully way behind schedule. I think President Trump wanted to address all this in person. It was great to see the Commander-in Chief today.

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      • Aparition42 says:

        Just being selfish here, but the biggest victims of this sort of wonton disregard for budgetary concerns are the Sailors themselves. Every dime of wasted defense spending is money that cannot be paid to the actual service members. I’ve been working with understaffed teams for the past six years while I’ve seen too many good sailors refused reenlistment due to “cutbacks”. I get told that we don’t have money to by a new hole punch, but they can always find an extra billion to throw at these projects.

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          Bingo….this is exactly correct. My Dad was a Cheif Petty Officer ( USS Missouri) and this is exactly what he was saying… no money for a wrench but plenty of dough for missteps and mistakes. There is no money in common sense the money is in the SNAFU..

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      • Stringy Theory says:

        McCain is being the usual asshole. A few years ago, he and Levin introduced the Levin-McCain bill that was supposed to fix military acquisition problems once and for all. It didn’t and McCain is just as much a part of the problem as anyone else. I won’t go into it but I have written two books about this sort of thing and detailed many of the issues that have lead to our military acquisition woes. McCain and his ilk are part of the problem.

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      • India Maria says:

        Old news. Its a new day. Lots of HORROR the last eight years. New day.

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      • remuda2016 says:

        On one hand, I learned that “water landing” referred to our ‘ditch’ after two ‘bolters’, missing the “4-wire” twice. On the other, in all my day and night sorties (& “cat shots”) from the Yorktown and Bennington and several “trap aboard” recoveries by the “arresting gear” (“3-wire”), I don’t recall the LSO referring to it as “snag”.

        Perhaps that’s one reason “Songbird McCain” lost his A-4 and then made his way to “billet” in the ‘Hanoi Hilton’…

        Every CV has its good days and bad…and not unlike the trials every carrier has had a’building…except these two…

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      • MaskOfZero says:

        Because this is a first of class–and because it is introducing a number of new advanced technologies–the schedule has slipped. The EMALS required a lot more work than anticipated–but it will yield a significant increase in capability.

        Over the life of this carrier, the reduction required ship’s complement will save billions.

        The new nuclear power plant will have a great deal of excess power for future installation of lasers and rail guns.

        The program has had its problems, but I think they have a handle on all the issues, and the future carriers of this class should benefit from the first-of-class issues which have plagued the Gerald Ford.

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        • rf121 says:

          The only thing they have a handle on is our tax money. The purpose of an aircraft carrier is to carry aircraft. Stick to the basics.

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    • Gary says:

      I wonder why they did not play Hail to the chief” when he entered……

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      • MaineCoon says:

        I wondered that too, but I thought my live stream was playing their own music and not the event’s b/c when Susan Ford first spoke the music abruptly ended and her first word or two weren’t picked up.

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        • LInda says:

          Did you notice at the end of the video as trump is acknowledging senators that he dropped his pen and the body guard stooped to pick it up for him. Is this not a violation of security? Granted it is only 5 seconds of taking one’s attention off of the job but in retrospect, it could have also been a set up.

          Granted is might just be being picky but anyone Trump was reaching for it and any other one there could have also picked it up. The body guard should not have been so easily distracted.

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      • das411 says:

        i noticed at CPAC they also did not play “hail to the chief” for him:

        maybe this is a decision by him?

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  3. duchess01 says:

    Imma so excited – cannot contain myself – finally – a President who supports the military – rebuild, refurbish, renew – all in one – Yippie! Thank You, President Trump!

    Liked by 13 people

    • mcclainra says:

      I agree totally. Pride in our military again!

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      • Yes, indeed, while as commenters above have noted, the procurement process must be cleaned up. “Swamp” doesn’t even begin to describe it!

        Also, if this budgetarily-compromised branch of the armed services is so bad, how come they had enough money to advertise CONSTANTLY on the radio (TV? IDK) about “This is America’s Navy.” carrying food to the poor, bringing medicine to the ill, and other social projects. “And you could do the same thing at home by donating….” is part of the advertisment copy produced by the USNavy and the AdCouncil.

        I was hoping those stupid ads would stop! Also, the anti-bullying ads. The AdCouncil is up to its neck in this and I suspect nefarious funding and SJW-type schemes. Now that the “conservative” radio media have been unmasked, perhaps the Trump Administration can put a halt to it???

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  4. paper doll says:

    John Philip Sousa !

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  6. FL_Guy says:

    It’s always exciting to attend a President Trump event. Even though the rallies are Yuge, for me, it was a very personal experience every time; like he was talking directly to me. President Trump connects with We the People! MAGA

    Liked by 7 people

  7. paper doll says:

    Love seeing President Trump in that cap and jacket. MAGA!

    Liked by 8 people

  8. zephyrbreeze says:

    Who is this boring woman?

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  9. aqua says:

    This is outstanding. I have one screen opened to the livestream, and then one here to see your great comments. My dad, a WW2 shipbuilder and Navy vet, would have loved seeing this.

    Liked by 11 people

  10. paper doll says:

    Wow, can Susan Ford run for something?

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  11. duchess01 says:

    SS Gerald Ford – “Made in America and operated by Americans!” – Daughter of President Gerald Ford

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  12. Paul Killinger says:

    I’ll say this…

    While P-Trump is working 16-18 hours a day to bring jobs back to this country, keep them here, redo our sorry trade deals, devise a landmark tax bill, cut the federal workforce, and save us money…

    The House and ESPECIALLY THE SENATE act like this is all some kind of DAMN PARTY!

    My suggestion is for all of us to call them and tell them to STAY THERE until they approve the entire TRUMP AGENDA, or the first chance we get we’ll find people who will!

    Liked by 12 people

  13. NJF says:

    Looking fierce!!!!!

    Mad Dog take the mic!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. wyntre says:

    The livestreams stink! All cameras focused on tight shots of Trump surrounded by a few sailors – no shots of the ship or the attendees.

    😡

    Liked by 4 people

  15. ZurichMike says:

    How come the aquaflage-dressed guys are not applauding?

    Liked by 1 person

  16. maga2016 says:

    the carrier is too expensive and easily destroyed by Chinese missile technology

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    • Sharon says:

      Perhaps it’s not too late to cancel the commissioning. Will you be able to get in touch with those who don’t know what you know? It’s hard to believe they haven’t gotten the word.

      Liked by 3 people

      • ZurichMike says:

        Brrrrrr. Just got a bit chilly on this thread! Snort. Giggle.

        Liked by 2 people

        • famouswolf says:

          Well, it was an ignorant statement.

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        • Sharon says:

          Hi ZM – 🙂 hey, my oldest grandson just left for Europe two days ago, to Spain via Norway, and possibly other points. Long story. He’ll be there for some period of time. –and I told him I have a gourmet-cook-travelin’-BnB-type friend in Switzerland and that if he EVER has ten hours in Switzerland, that he must let me know – told him I am confident that if his feet were under your table, he would be fed marvelous things that were NEVER available in Minnesota….. he said he would keep it in mind! I think he was a little impressed that Grandma “knows people” in Switzerland. Hey, I get my points where I can. What can I tell you.

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    • Keln says:

      That “Chinese missiles will kill carriers” story is way overblown. It’s Chinese propaganda continually spread by people on the internet who have zero clue about the layered defenses a modern carrier has, or the difficulty in hitting a fast moving ship with a hyper-sonic ballistic missile.

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      • maga2016 says:

        I dont think you have a clue what they are capable of because the US navy has no clue either.

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        • famouswolf says:

          I do have a clue. I spent three years on combat ships once upon a time. Keln is correct. This carrier will share all the advantages and disadvantages as it’s forbears. You are the one without a clue.

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          • maga2016 says:

            its too expensive and easily destroyed by cheap missiles. you are a liar if you claim otherwise. you just sound like the guy defending a battleship in ww2.

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            • famouswolf says:

              You are without a clue. Stop being a jackass spouting garbage about something you don’t know anything about.
              LOL. I doubt you are that smart.
              By the way, battlewagons ended the Japanese fleet in WW2, not the carriers. The same ones the Japanese damaged at Pearl. Ever hear of Leyte Gulf?
              Just stop. You really have not a clue about any of this.

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              • maga2016 says:

                yea because Japanese didnt have enough carriers to destroy them. you made my point

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                • remuda2016 says:

                  Is this battling DD-214’s? So…why weren’t any Japanese carriers left? Spell “Midway”.
                  My Carrier’s a museum now at Patriot’s Point, so my sense of it all is too biased.

                  (that little avatar is my horse and my Skyraider…Gramps was Cavalry)

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                • maga2016 says:

                  if you only look at the numbers Midway seems odd, but when you now that US forces had broken the Japanese code and knew everything about the enemy and that the Japanese had broken their fleet into 4 seperare groups that were destroyed one after another you see it was because of superior tactics and intelligence that the US won this battle.

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        • Black_Knight_Rides says:

          Take a week off to come up with something to make yourself useful.

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        • Keln says:

          Yeah, sure they don’t…

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    • famouswolf says:

      That is a vulnerability shared by all carriers since their inception. Trust me, nothing new.

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    • Aparition42 says:

      I honestly would hate to have to see the systems tested in real life, but I’m not convinced you’re right about susceptibility to missiles.

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      • maga2016 says:

        if youre not convinced by a military viewpoint just look at the costs. a carrier group costs about $6.5 million a day for maintenance. what good is it for?

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  17. maggiemoowho says:

    Love that jacket and hat. Looks GREAT!!!👍🇺🇸

    Liked by 7 people

  18. Keln says:

    I want a USS Donald J Trump some day.

    Liked by 22 people

  19. Calivet says:

    Haze grey and underway!
    Make the Navy Great Again!

    Liked by 6 people

  20. Pam says:

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  22. Paco Loco says:

    The Gerald Ford represents what’s wrong with the military industrial complex having unlimited cost over runs on everything they build. We are looking at the procurement order for a $2000 toilet seat on steroids. The next war will be fought with cruise and intercontinental ballistic missiles and robots. The carriers will be sitting ducks. Read Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy for insight into what a future war will look like.

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    • famouswolf says:

      Tom Clancy is a novelist who is full of himself. The sad truth, and I mean this, is that no one ever knows what the next war will look like because no one can read the future. In 1925 no one had a clue that there would be a another world war in less than two decades even more destructive and savage than the one just ended. Hindsight is always better than foresight, and wars will always be won by boots on the ground. Take Clancy with a grain of salt. He might know a lot but he doesn’t know everything…and he does write fiction.
      As for the over runs, what else is new. Same damn thing when I was in the Navy, forty years ago. Maybe worse then, in fact.

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    • Aparition42 says:

      There’s a little more to a Carrier Strike Group than you know. The space age super weapons are still more fiction than science. Remember, WWII had more cavalry riding horses than airplanes and tanks.

      When I was on a carrier, it wasn’t missiles that worried me. It was liberal rules of engagement not allowing us to initiate countermeasures before it might be too late. ICMBs are slow, easily detectable, and easily shot down. Cruise missiles are a little trickier, but not even close to impossible to defend against. Robots are finicky, buggy, and no where near as effective as a human piloted aircraft.

      The future weapons guys, and people like Tom Clancy are entertainers first. Realism is at best a tertiary concern.

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      • It’s never technology. It’s average human beings doing what is necessary when the moment comes.
        And yes, all the decades of liberals playing with our minds and raising the next generation to be perpetual children is the biggest threat.

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  23. woohoowee says:

    Trump45: “…we are going to have the finest equipment in the world…”

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  24. woohoowee says:

    Trump45: “I have no greater pleasure than to serve as the Commander in Chief…”

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Gary says:

    These ships are made with 30% foreign parts (Electronics, Motors, cabling, computers…)
    I wonder how the news media are going to play with that one…

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. Pam says:

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  28. woohoowee says:

    Trump45: “American ships will sail the seas, American planes will fly the skies, American workers will build our fleets.”

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  29. Pam says:

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  30. KBR says:

    I got to say it, I looked at all those young sailors as if they were my sons and daughters.

    You might not get that until you have seen your own sons and daughters in uniform.

    Navy dad spouse and daughter; father in law twin sons and a son in law Army; a daughter in law Airforce, now Air Reserve; I can say with great pride that those in uniform all are family to me.

    Through so many events, having watched graduations from boot camps, promotion ceremonies, jump training demonstrations, meeting their foreign language instructors, and meeting their friends also in service …and having seen my own children off to duty, or off for foreign wars, and having gladly and thankfully and tearfully welcomed them back home…

    These, these are all our military family members.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      What dedicated patriots all. Thank you all for your service.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Black_Knight_Rides says:

      No better community, no stronger force.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Athena the Warrior says:

      Thank you and your family for your service KBR.

      Liked by 1 person

      • KBR says:

        Well, I babysat a lot, lol. The best part of it all! 😉

        Liked by 2 people

      • KBR says:

        Seriously,
        I only want y’all to see these troops as if they were your own family members…
        Why I let you see them through my eyes.

        PS: The babysitting I mentioned was for grandchildren while their (both in service) parents were off doing their duties! Sometimes for weeks/months, depending on assignment.

        That part was very rewarding to my heart, although sometimes not appreciated by my own boss or necessarily favorable to my own career. Whatever.

        Priorities: grandchildren 👶 and children. And my career-interrupted turned out okay anyhoo.

        But I mention that to remind people who don’t have service members in close family that children of service members have their own sacrifices, waiting for mommy or daddy to come home even before they can comprehend why-and-where they’ve gone. Maybe worse sometimes when they can understand.

        It is always a family behind every trooper. And every good trooper is family.

        Like Black-Knight-Rides summed it up: community.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Godspeed and thanks to you and yours. We are in your debt.

      Liked by 1 person

    • NJF says:

      Wonderfully said. And thank you & your family for all their service. 🇺🇸

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  31. Athena the Warrior says:

    Dear Democrats and GOPe R.A.T.s listen to that roar from the Navy and workers. They LOVE President Trump. It would be very wise of you to stand down this BS.

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  32. paulraven1 says:

    “America is great, our people are great. Great.”

    The Left’s collective ulcer bleeds a little but more every time they hear this.

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  33. nova cop says:

    Are supercarriers obsolete? No. Unless and until the US gets into shooting war with a major nuclear power. If that happens, all surface ships will become vulnerable targets. Until that happens, the carrier battle group can project American power anywhere–just as the Chinese did recently in the South China Sea with their only carrier. We countered with the Carl Vinson. Great persuader.

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  34. yy4u says:

    When did Sessions talk to the ambassador?
    Was he a member of Trump’s cabinet when he did?
    I thought he was just confirmed a few weeks ago.
    Was he a member of the Senate when he did?
    Is it illegal for a Senator to speak with a foreign leader?
    If so, what about McCain just a week ago?
    What about Pelosi Galore going to the Middle East?

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  35. Atticus says:

    CVN 78: U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford
    CVN 79: U.S.S. John F. Kennedy
    CVN 80: U.S.S. Enterprise

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  36. navysquid says:

    Bravo Zulu!!

    Love our new Commander in Chief!!

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  37. All American Snowflake says:

    ♥ Love that jacket Mr. Trump is wearing!

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  38. Fred Iannotti says:

    To the point that U.S. aircraft carriers are easily destroyed by Chinese missile tech, I have read much to the contrary.

    One retired surface warfare officer who served in surface combatants and aircraft carriers says that the U.S. Navy is not overlooking the threats of communist China’s Mach 5.5 Wrecker cruise missile and DF-21 ballistic missile (the “carrier killer”).

    “Our Aircraft Carriers Are Not Sitting Ducks”
    By Rear Admiral Edward Mass / Aug. 4, 2014
    http://bit.ly/2lZUDTH

    For example, June 2014 the U.S. Navy is testing Pandarra Fog — a simple but effective system of radar-absorbing carbon fiber clouds designed to blind the radar target acquisition system of enemy anti-ship supersonic cruise missiles and ballistic missiles.

    Then there are laser cannons; improved Aegis Combat Systems; the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) for U.S. destroyers and cruisers; etc.

    America did not abandon the aircraft carrier as an offensive platform near the end of WWII, when kamikazees were playing hob with naval forces seeking to defeat the Empire of Japan. What the navy did was to keep developing better ways to stop suicide attacks from getting through.

    I believe the navy is doing much the same — I’m sure we’re able to keep a few secrets — to improve the capabilities of carriers to defend themselves.

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  39. WeThePeople2016 says:

    So great to have President Trump come back to Virginia, especially the Hampton Roads area.

    Liked by 1 person

  40. Pam says:

    Here’s an interesting take on today’s speech.

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  41. Pam says:

    Cont.

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  42. Pam says:

    oops, let me try the last one again.

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  43. andi lee says:

    Looking good, Mr. President!

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  44. muffyroberts says:

    This is a great looking hat, and a great looking ship.

    President Trump

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  45. Illegal says:

    Again money wasted. If we are to shrink the Federal government and give the money back to the taxpayers the DoD budget needs to be cut by 20% not increased by 10%. What happenedto cutting waste in the military? Closing unnecessary bases? Ending foreign intervention? China and Russia do not fund a military at this level. Most of these carriers are in their home ports.

    We have a huge national debt that needs to be fixed. We have SS and Medicare that need to be funded and fixed. There is not an extra $50 billion to waste.

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    • Willy says:

      Social Security is fully funded. We all pay/paid into it.
      The demokrats just stole the money and spent it to buy votes.
      The IOUs won’t pay our benefits…

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      • Illegal says:

        Since about 2010 SS expenses have exceeded revenue. Just like many pension funds the shortfall starts out small but soon grows out of control. The time to fix the problem is now.

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