Chopper 10 shows John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) construction progress

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is at Newport News Shipbuilding, where it reached a construction milestone this week.

The 588 ton island house, which is basically the operations command center of the ship, was installed on the flight deck this week. A ceremony was held to highlight the moment, during which each speaker placed a special memento under the island to symbolize safe passage and good luck.

The ship is under construction and planned to be commissioned in 2020.

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