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Fire Controlman 3rd Class Caleb Gallaher, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's combat systems department, prepares to unload a rolling airframe after completing sea based developmental testing (SBDT) of the integrated combat system, April 2, 2020.

The Navy’s new aircraft carrier just put its combat systems to the test

The tests were designed to stress the ship's combat systems and demonstrate the successful integration of new technologies.
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly at the unveiling of new Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Doris Miller at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, January 20, 2020.

Trump looms large over an aircraft carrier’s struggle with the coronavirus that has upended the Navy

"What I see here is what you would call undue command influence. I see the creeping influence of Trump's approach," Rep. Adam Smith said Tuesday.

Lawmakers demand Trump’s acting Navy secretary resign or be fired after he trashed an aircraft carrier captain to its crew

"Modly's remarks to the crew show that he is in no way fit to lead our Navy through this trying time," Rep. Elaine Luria, a Navy veteran, said.
Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, at an all-hands call on the flight deck, November 14, 2019.

The acting Navy secretary says he swiftly fired an aircraft carrier captain to avoid having Trump step in

While others reportedly favored an investigation, the acting Navy secretary rushed to relieve the captain before Trump felt the need to intervene.
Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, at an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck, December 15, 2019

US Navy captain fired over leaked coronavirus warning letter has reportedly tested positive

Capt. Brett Crozier was fired last week after a letter sounding alarms about the severity of an outbreak aboard his aircraft carrier leaked.
Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, at an all-hands call on the flight deck, November 14, 2019.

‘Throwing the commanding officer overboard’: Democrats want investigation after Navy fires aircraft carrier captain

"Throwing the commanding officer overboard without a thorough investigation" is a "destabilizing move," Democratic lawmakers said Thursday.
Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, at an all-hands call on the ship's flight deck, December 15, 2019.

Videos show emotional send-off sailors gave aircraft carrier captain fired after warning of coronavirus outbreak

Sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sent their captain off with thunderous applause and cheering.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) receives fuel from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replenishment at sea March 17, 2020

US Navy expects there will probably be ‘hundreds’ of coronavirus cases aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt

The acting Navy secretary said there are 114 cases on board the carrier and there will almost certainly be more, possibly hundreds more.
US Navy Capt. Brett Crozier.

The US Navy just fired a commander for creating ‘little bit of a panic’ on his aircraft carrier reeling with the coronavirus — but i...

Navy officials said the aircraft-carrier commander was "not being careful" and his actions "created a little bit of a panic on the ship."
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean Jan. 25, 2020. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

US Navy fires the captain of the aircraft carrier stricken by a coronavirus outbreak

The Navy has removed the commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt amid an effort to move thousands of crew members off the deployed ship.