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President Donald J. Trump, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Defense Department leaders attend the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Photos by multiple military photographers
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis enters the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis enters the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. Navy photo by Petty ...More
Chief of Naval Oerations Navy Adm. John M. Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Chief of Naval Oerations Navy Adm. John M. Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean J. Stackley delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean J. Stackley delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Navy Capt. Richard McCormack, right, commander of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, salutes President Donald J. Trump during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Navy Capt. Richard McCormack, right, commander of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, salutes President Donald J. Trump during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Navy Cmdr. Steven Barstow, center, chaplain for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, delivers the benediction during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Navy Cmdr. Steven Barstow, center, chaplain for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, delivers the benediction during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis enters the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Chief of Naval Oerations Navy Adm. John M. Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean J. Stackley delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Navy Capt. Richard McCormack, right, commander of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, salutes President Donald J. Trump during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Navy Cmdr. Steven Barstow, center, chaplain for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, delivers the benediction during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer