USS John F. Kennedy CVN-79
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February 25, 2011: The first piece of steel is cut for the as yet unnamed CVN-79.
(Photo courtesy of Northrup Grumman Newport News)
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May 29, 2011: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces the name of the next nuclear powered aircraft carrier as USS John F. Kennedy CVN-79 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Graphic of the proposed new aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay M. Chu, U.S.N.

Page published May 31, 2011