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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Puget Sound.

US aircraft carriers are the world’s most powerful ships and are nearly impossible to kill — here’s why

US carriers are symbols of American might for good reason — they are incredibly difficult to sink. China would struggle to send one to the depths.
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

The Navy secretary made Trump a high-stakes promise: A major problem with the Navy’s new carrier will be fixed ‘or you can fire me’

As the first in its class, the USS Gerald R. Ford was expected to have problems, but the $13 billion aircraft carrier has attracted special attention.
Sailors signal an E-2D Hawkeye ready for launch on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, October 27, 2018.

The Navy’s top officer in Europe says the US’ new strategy has already duped the Russians

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group was the first deployed as part of dynamic force employment, and it had the intended effect.
F/A-18 Hornets demonstrate air power over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Russia and China’s new missiles could scare the US president away from deploying aircraft carriers

If a US enemy sank an aircraft carrier, it would devastate America, but "the wrath of god will come down on them."

Japan is planning to launch fighters from aircraft carriers for the first time since World War II

Japan has unveiled plans for its first aircraft carrier since 1945, a move perhaps aimed at curbing Chinese assertiveness in contested waterways nearby.

10 photos that show former President George H.W. Bush’s lifelong dedication to the US military

George H.W. Bush joined the military at 18, and the World War II hero's dedication to the US military would last until his dying day.
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) operate in formation during exercise Saxon Warrior 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean August 8, 2017.

Watch how the crew of the USS George H.W. Bush honored the late president, who was a World War II Navy pilot

After his death, the crew of the USS George H.W. Bush honored the ship's namesake and 41st president.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Pacific Ocean.

The US Navy is sending an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf in a message to a belligerent Iran

The USS John C. Stennis is sailing toward the Persian Gulf, ready to send a clear message to Iran as tensions between Washington and Tehran rise.
China's aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a military drill of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the western Pacific Ocean

China confirms for the first time that it has a third aircraft carrier in the works

China has publicly confirmed for the first time suspicions that it is building a third aircraft carrier, and it may turn out to be a very big deal.
(Nov. 16, 2018) Ships with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Philippine Sea.

US Navy flexes with 2 carriers near China as report warns that Beijing’s missiles could sink them

The US Navy has been checking China's dominance in the Pacific with aircraft carriers, but a new US report says they could be sitting ducks.