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Former New York Yankees pitcher Edward ‘Whitey’ Ford dies at 91

Former New York Yankees pitcher Edward ‘Whitey’ Ford dies at 91

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Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Edward "Whitey" Ford, a pitcher who spent all 16 years of his career with the New York Yankees and led the franchise to six World Series championships, has died, the club announced Friday. He was 91. Ford died Thursday at his home in Lake Success, N.Y., on Long Island, The New York Times reported. The Chairman of the Board -- so called because of his calm demeanor -- was the second-oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame at the time of his death. Advertisement The cause of Ford's death wasn't announced. "Today all of Major League Baseball mourns the loss of Whitey Ford, a New York City native who became a legend for his hometown team," Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said. "Whitey earned his status as the ace of some of the most memorable teams in...
Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford fitted to serve 1,000 more personnel

Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford fitted to serve 1,000 more personnel

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May 13 (UPI) -- The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed readiness projects to board 1,000 personnel for an upcoming assignment -- which will include integrating with a carrier air wing and carrier strike group -- the Navy said on Wednesday. The ship underwent required maintenance and new construction tasks in its "window of opportunity" in Norfolk, Va., to prepare it for an at-sea period, Independent Steaming Event, or ISE, 10. The action will involve personnel and aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 8 and Carrier Strike Group 12, meaning that more fixed-wing and rotary aircraft will be aboard the ship than usual. "This will be the first time Ford has brought on an air wing and our CSG staff, so we're intentionally going to stress the ship's systems and the crew to see how well we int...
Pilots complete carrier qualifications aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

Pilots complete carrier qualifications aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

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April 13 (UPI) -- The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed its qualifications for pilots in its first Fleet Replacement Squadron exercise, the U.S. Navy announced Monday. The training, known as carrier qualifications, was concluded in early April in the Atlantic Ocean where the carrier, whose home port is Newport News, Va., is deployed. The FRS trains pilots, naval flight officers and maintainers on specific front-line aircraft they have been assigned to fly, some of whom may be training for current and upcoming deployments. It was conducted during the ship's month-long "Independent Steaming Event 9, in which it independently executed a training schedule without tasking from higher authority. The event ended on Sunday. The USS Gerald R. Ford is regarded as the world's largest a...
England v Wales: George Ford v Dan Biggar and other key battles

England v Wales: George Ford v Dan Biggar and other key battles

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Guinness Six Nations: England v WalesVenue: Twickenham Stadium Date: Saturday, 7 March Kick-off: 16:45 GMTCoverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales & Radio Cymru, with text commentary on BBC Sport website and app.Highlights: Watch on BBC Sport website and app after match.Wales have not won at Twickenham in the Six Nations since 2012, but England head coach Eddie Jones and his men will be under no illusion about the size of challenge that awaits them this weekend.Victory for England will secure the Triple Crown and keep alive their hopes of a third title in five years, while Wales will be motivated to avoid a third consecutive Six Nations defeat under new coach Wayne Pivac.Former England fly-half P...
Raytheon awarded $17 million for dual band radar spares for USS Ford

Raytheon awarded $17 million for dual band radar spares for USS Ford

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Navy has awarded Raytheon with a $ 17 million fixed-price price order for dual band radar spares for the USS Gerald Ford. The deal modifies an ordering agreement awarded in March 2019. According to Raytheon, the dual band radar is the first radar system in the U.S. Navy fleet capable of operating on the S-band and X-band frequency at the same time. DBR systems allow unmanned operation of and uses commercial off-the-shelf technology for signal and data processing. All work on the contract will take place in Massachusetts, with 70 percent being performed in Andover, 15 percent in Marlboro and 15 percent in Tewksbury. The USS Gerald Ford began aircraft compatibility testing in January. The vessel is intended to replace Nimitz-class aircraft carriers but has been trouble...