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The Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transit the Atlantic Ocean June 4, 2020, marking the first time a Ford-class and a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier have operated together underway. Ford is underway conducting integrated air wing operations, and the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group remains at sea in the Atlantic as a certified carrier strike group force ready for tasking in order to protect the crew from the risks posed by COVID-19, following their successful deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. According to the Navy, as of publication of this story, CVN-78 was half way through its post-delivery test trials period and has completed more than 5,200 launches and traps with various types of aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed)

Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Ruben Reed |  VIRIN: 200604-D-D0449-1360.JPG