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Machinist Mate 3rd Class Daryl Miles inspects an emergency diesel generator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, November 19, 2019.

Meet the Navy’s ‘Swiss army knife’: The sailors who keep carriers and other warships running

The Navy's machinist's mates keep its warships running, its aircraft flying, and its sailors fed while at sea.
The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy as its dry dock area is flooded three months ahead of its slated production schedule, October 29, 2019.

How the problems on the US Navy’s new supercarrier helped it build the next one cheaper and faster

The Navy and the shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls have been "aggressively" applying lessons learned while building the USS Ford to its next supercarrier.
The carrier John F. Kennedy as its dry dock area is flooded, in Newport News, Virginia, October 29, 2019.

The new seal for the Navy’s next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

The recently unveiled seal for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy features its best-known aircraft, along with a future addition.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet jet flies over the USS Gerald R. Ford as the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier tests its new launch and flight arrest systems

10 incredible moments in the storied 109-year history of aircraft carrier aviation

109 years ago, an aircraft took off from a US Navy warship. These are some memorable developments from the history of carrier aviation.
USS Tripoli

The US Navy is going to be getting another flattop late as new problems pop up at the shipyard

Regardless of whether it's new supercarriers or large aircraft-carrying amphibious assault ships, the Navy can't seem to get either on time.
The USS Boxer (LHD-4) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship sits docked in the port of San Diego, California, April 12, 2015.

Here’s how the Navy picks names for its ships — and how it breaks its own rules to do it

The Navy has rules for naming its ships, but the Secretary of the Navy makes the final decision — so sometimes, it breaks its own rules.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the USS Gerald R. Ford, July 28, 2017.

Trump tells troops that future US supercarriers are ‘going to use steam’ in a weird rant about an obsession he can’t seem to shake

President Donald Trump can't stand the new electromagnetic catapults the Navy has on its carriers, so he's suggesting the service use steam instead.

The US sent an aircraft carrier to ‘send a message’ to Iran — but it’s at a major disadvantage

Aircraft carriers are powerful tools, but Iran has many ways to thwart their power and even threaten them in the confined waters of the Persian Gulf.
China's aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a military drill of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018.

China has a 3rd aircraft carrier in the works, and it could be a really big deal, Pentagon reveals

China is working on a third aircraft carrier, one expected to be much more technologically advanced than its predecessors, the Pentagon reported.
US Navy handout photo of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise

How the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier lives on in other US Navy flattops

Parts from the USS Enterprise — the "Big E" — are being incorporated into other US Navy carriers. See where the pieces of this big ship are going.