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USS Ford's first deployment delayed because of looming nor'easter

The Navy announced that Ford is set to depart on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., one day later than originally scheduled.
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USS Gerald R. Ford, at Naval Station Norfolk.

NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy announced Sunday night that the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford and its crew's planned deployment from Naval Station Norfolk has now been delayed by a nor'easter forming off the coast from the remnants of Ian.

On Monday, the Navy announced that Ford is scheduled to depart on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Ford, the first in its class, is the flagship of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group and their first operational deployment will include air, maritime, and ground assets from NATO Allies and partner nations, the Navy said. 

Once they can depart, the strike group will set sail from Norfolk, and will operate in the Atlantic Ocean.

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