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A sailor on the flight deck of a US Navy aircraft carrier.

3 US Navy sailors from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush died by suicide last week

The ship's commanding officer acknowledged the string of recent suicides late Monday. "My heart is broken," Capt. Sean Bailey wrote on Facebook.
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and ships assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) transit the Atlantic Ocean while conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) on February 16, 2018.

A US Navy carrier strike group is weirdly deploying without its aircraft carrier after it broke down

Four escort ships of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group are setting sail on a new deployment. The group's aircraft carrier, however, is not.
USS Gerald R. Ford underway on its own power for the first time in Newport News, Virginia, April 8, 2017.

The US Navy finally repaired its broken supercarrier, but there’s still a question of who is going to pay for it

The Navy picked up the tab for the repairs — the cost of which is unknown, and now there's a question about who has to pay them back for the work.
People's Liberation Army Air Force J-20 fighter jets

Armed with J-20 stealth fighters, China’s future flattops could ‘eventually fight US carriers’

Deploying the J-20 aboard a new aircraft carrier could allow China's aircraft carriers to "fight US carriers in blue water," an expert said.
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Atlantic Ocean,

The US Navy is having sailors train on an ineffective aircraft carrier weapon it’s getting rid of

The Navy's carrier-based anti-torpedo system is unreliable at best. The service is scrapping it. But sailors are still spending time training on it.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

The Navy’s new supercarrier can now land all of its planes — except the F-35 stealth fighter

All of the Navy's propeller and jet aircraft, except for the F-35, have been given the green light to conduct flight operations aboard the Ford.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy warships and fighter jets during a military display in the South China Sea.

China’s recruiting a lot more flattop fighter pilots — another sign China has big plans for its aircraft carriers

China has one operational carrier, a second expected to enter service soon, and a third under construction. And, there may be more on the way.
USS Gerald R. Ford underway on its own power for the first time in Newport News, Virginia, April 8, 2017.

Trump said the US Navy’s new aircraft carrier is the world’s ‘largest ship,’ but these ships prove him wrong

US aircraft carriers may be the largest warships in the world, but they aren't the largest ships. Not even close. Here's which are.

Here’s the heavy US and UK naval firepower ready near Iran if the tanker tensions boil over

The UK and US both have many warships in the region that have proven their mettle in backing down Iranian threats.
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to the region, conduct joint exercises in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

US aircraft carrier, bombers and fighters flex their muscles near Iran with simulated strikes

US fighters with the USS Abraham Lincoln's carrier air wing linked up with US Air Force bombers over the weekend for a show of force near Iran.