Navy announces ‘service-retained’ deployment for first-in-class Ford aircraft carrier

By Nick Wilson / September 29, 2022 at 2:07 PM
The Navy’s first-in class aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, will embark on a “service-retained” deployment with U.S. 2nd Fleet this fall. The Ford (CVN-78) will conduct training exercises in the North Atlantic with a coalition of partner nations, Vice Adm. Daniel Dwyer told reporters Monday. According to Dwyer, “service-retained” means the Ford will deploy under the authority of the Chief of Naval Operations, rather than that of a combatant commander. Dwyer, the Commander of 2nd Fleet, will oversee the...

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