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Newport News, Virginia (Mar. 4, 2001) -- The President of the United States, George W. Bush and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, William P. Frick watch as former First Lady Nancy Reagan christens the U.S. Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Named in honor of the 40th President of the United States of America, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the ship was christened at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding facility in Newport News, Va.
March 4, 2001