Move-Aboard Celebrated

Move-Aboard Celebrated
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(Left to right) Capt. John F. Meier, Susan Ford Bales and Rolf Bartschi cut a 7-foot-long cake during a ceremony commemorating the crew’s move aboard the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Meier is the ship’s commanding officer; Bales is the ship’s sponsor and daughter of the ship’s namesake, and Bartschi is Newport News’ vice president of CVN 78 carrier construction. Photo by Chris Oxley/HII