Susan Ford Bales, President Ford’s daughter and ship’s sponsor, visited the shipyard in August 2010. Here she is pictured helping Newport News Shipbuilding Rigger Mike Jordan secure a lift. Photo by Ricky Thompson Post date September 2, 2020 ← Susan Ford Bales, President Ford’s daughter and ship’s sponsor, toured Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in August 2010 and participated in hands-on demonstrations, including a weapons elevator door installation, a large module unit transit to the dry dock and preparation of an air-conditioning unit. Photo by Ricky Thompson → An aerial view of Newport News Shipbuilding on June 30, 2013. The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) arrives in the foreground for inactivation. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is completing her refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at the adjacent pier. Photo by John Whalen.