USS Gerald R. Ford gets underway for first deployment

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The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford departed Norfolk, Virginia, Tuesday to conduct its inaugural deployment in the Atlantic. The carrier and its strike group, including almost all of Carrier Air Wing 8, are partaking in a service-retained deployment. Those joining the Ford at various points during its journey will be roughly 9,000 personnel, 20 ships and 60 aircraft.
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