Buying materials in advance for the construction of the next two new U.S. Navy aircraft carriers starting in 2016 will save taxpayers $500 million over the course of their construction and will keep the industrial base strong.

The Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) urges Congress to authorize the advanced purchase of materials needed for the construction of the next two U.S. Navy Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, Enterprise (CVN 80) and the yet-to-be-named CVN 81.

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Focus NNS Covers Action Days 2016Focus NNS Covers Action Days 2016

Watch the coverage of this year’s ACIBC fly-in event.

RADM Bret Batchelder speaks to Defense News about operations on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

Part 1

At Sea Onboard USS Harry S. Truman, Part 1

Part 2

At Sea Onboard USS Harry S. Truman, Part 2

Part 3

At Sea Onboard USS Harry S. Truman, Part 3

A New Aircraft Carrier is Coming to the U.S. NavyWatch the online premier of the trailer Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Watch the online premiere of the trailer for the upcoming Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) documentary being produced by Newport News Shipbuilding.

Another Day on the Flight DeckAnother Day on the Flight Deck

Watch this video of flight operations aboard the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

The Backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)RCOH Update: USS Abraham Lincoln
is Coming Back to Life

Newport News Shipbuilding has begun reintroducing steam to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to begin final testing of the ship’s steam-powered systems. (Watch the video)

The Backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)The Backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

“As the backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is put in place during the ship's keel laying ceremony, the suppliers who will provide the steel, cable, valves, paint and equipment for this great ship celebrate the work completed to-date..."
— Rick Giannini, ACIBC Chairman (Read the full statement)

America Needs at Least 11 Aircraft CarriersAmerica Needs at Least 11
Aircraft Carriers

State congressional delegations write to Secretary of Defense Carter voicing support for 11 U.S. Navy carriers:
California | New Jersey | New York | Ohio | Pennsylvania | Virginia | Washington

Action Days 2011

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