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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (June 16, 2015) Ship's sponsor Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford, gives the signal to launch a test sled
.. during a test of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The test is a major step towards the scheduled delivery of Gerald R. Ford in 2016.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Rose
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