Susan Ford Bales christens Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Susan Ford Bales christens Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
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Nov. 9, 2013: With one swift swing, Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and sponsor of the aircraft carrier bearing his name, smashed a bottle of American sparkling wine across the bow to christen the ship. Also pictured (left to right) are Capt. John Meier, commanding officer, CVN 78; U.S. Sen. Carl Levin; and Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. Photo by Chris Oxley