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  • Saudi-born US naval engineer allegedly gave undercover agent info on how to sink carrier

    12/06/2014 2:43:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 156 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 06, 2014
    A Naval engineer is facing charges that he gave an FBI undercover agent posing as an Egyptian intelligence officer secret documents about the new Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier while discussing how to sink the vessel with a missile. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, Va., was arrested Friday on an FBI affidavit that reads like it came from a Tom Clancy novel. Federal prosecutors in Virginia say that during his conversations with the undercover, Awwad arranged to use a dead-drop location along a secluded hiking trail to pass secrets about the Ford, which is being built in Virginia for...
  • Navy Christens Newest Aircraft Carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (Awesome Video)

    11/10/2013 1:51:44 PM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2013 | Staff
    The Navy has christened its newest aircraft carrier, which will join the fleet in 2016. The USS Gerald R. Ford is the lead ship in the Navy’s next class of aircraft carriers. It was christened Saturday at the Newport News shipyard where it was built.
  • PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)Christening Ceremony (LIVE)

    11/09/2013 8:00:36 AM PST · by Dysart · 19 replies
    Navy Live ^ | 11-9-13
    Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of christening of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford. Live video of the Nov. 9 ceremony is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. EST from the Huntington-Ingalls Industries Newport News shipyard, Newport News, Va.
  • Upper Bow Section Placed on Gerald R. Ford Carrier

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Monday a milestone in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) with the addition of the ship’s upper bow section at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) in Virginia. The upper bow completes the ship’s flight deck and extends the overall length of the carrier to its full size, which measures 1,106 feet. “Placement of the upper bow gives our entire shipbuilding team a great sense of accomplishment,” said Rolf Bartschi, NNS’ vice president, CVN 78 carrier construction. “We have now structurally erected the flight deck to its full length.” The 787 metric...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee

    12/18/2011 5:12:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 18, 2011
    Republican elder statesman and former Senate leader Bob Dole on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee, a day after the former Massachusetts governor received the backing of Iowa's main newspaper. In an open letter to Iowa voters, Dole - himself a former presidential candidate - said a great deal was at stake on January 3, when Iowa votes in the first nominating contest for the 2012 presidential election. "A number of my friends are currently candidates seeking the GOP nomination. But the time has now come for us to decide who among them can defeat Barack...
  • Betty Ford Dead at 93

    07/08/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 146 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2011 | CNN
    Betty Fordhas died at the age of 93.
  • Attempted Ford assassin: Free after 32 years in prison, Sara Jane Moore says she was ‘mistaken’

    05/28/2009 9:32:38 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies · 1,620+ views
    msnbc ^ | May 28, 2009 | Gerald DeMarco
    Free after 32 years in prison, Sara Jane Moore says she was wrong, “misled” and “mistaken” in trying to assassinate President Gerald R. Ford in September 1975. However, she added: “I still believe if I hadn’t done it, someone else would.” “It was a time people don't remember. We had a war in this country, the Vietnam War,” Moore told Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview on TODAY Thursday. “This is going to sound a little strange, but I really thought that it would trigger a new revolution. We were saying the country needed to change, the only way it...
  • California jobless rate highest since 1976 (...who was President in 1976?)

    04/18/2009 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 17 replies · 752+ views
    AFP Breitbart ^ | 4-17-2009 | Breitbart
    Use prohibited so go to link but the same thing was in WSJ this morning and other sources so the title is not copyright violation.
  • Live Thread - President Ford's Body Leaving Capitol for Final Time

    01/02/2007 5:41:07 AM PST · by Mo1 · 1,610 replies · 34,217+ views
    FNC ^ | January 02, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Gerald R. Ford leaves his beloved U.S. Capitol for the last time Tuesday as the period set aside for ordinary Americans to say goodbye gives way to an elaborate invitation-only funeral at the awe-inspiring Washington National Cathedral. As the first order of business Tuesday, Ford's remains were being removed from the Rotunda to lie in repose briefly outside the Senate before leaving the Capitol where Ford served as a congressman for 25 years. As vice president, Ford also had the constitutional title of president of the Senate. Watch streaming live video at 9:15 a.m. ET on
  • The National Council of Boy Scouts of America pays Tribute to President Gerald R. Ford

    12/30/2006 8:26:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 22 replies · 1,659+ views
    BSA National Council & the Gerald R. Ford Council | 12.26.06
    IN MEMORIAMGerald R. Ford38th President of the United StatesJuly 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006 The Boy Scouts of America joins the Ford family and our country in mourning the loss of President Gerald R. Ford. His presidential term coincided with a very difficult time in American history, but he served with grace and dignity. President Ford achieved Eagle Scout, Scouting's highest rank, which is accomplished by only about 4 percent of all Boy Scouts. By dedicating himself to serving the youth and families of his country throughout his life, he left each of us with a shining example...
  • National Day of Mourning for Gerald R. Ford (LIVE THREAD)

    12/28/2006 5:49:50 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 146 replies · 6,778+ views
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary December 28, 2006 National Day of Mourning for Gerald R. Ford       Remembering President Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) As a further mark of respect to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, the thirty-eighth President of the United States, NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, and as an expression of public sorrow, do appoint Tuesday, January 2, 2007, as...