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Deliver Aircraft Carriers On Time, Ready for Tasking, at an Affordable Cost


We provide Aircraft Carriers for our Navy to defend and protect the nation around the world.

We set the standard for acquisition excellence by delivering the capability we need, when we need it, at an affordable cost.

We partner with our federated team to challenge the status quo to ensure the Aircraft Carrier remains an icon of our national security for generations to come.


Deliver operationally effective, suitable, safe, and sustainable capabilities to the warfighter in a timely manner.

Attract, train, maintain, and promote a professional, ethical, and diverse workforce.

Enhance and sustain our delivered capabilities both directly and indirectly.

Effectively communicate our vision, mission, goals and results both externally and internally.

Ensure effective and efficient use of our limited resources.


Objectiveness in decision-making.

Respect & Professionalism towards all.

Integrity & Accountability as critical core attributes.

Communication, clear & consistent internally and externally.

Trust, Cooperation & Transparency.


Rear Admiral Casey Moton, Program Executive Office, Unmanned and Small Combatants
Rear Admiral Casey Moton, USN
Commander, Program Executive Office Aircraft Carriers
Mr. Justin Meyer, SES
PEO Aircraft Carriers Executive Director
Mr. Justin T. Meyer, SES
Executive Director, Program Executive Office Aircraft Carriers


USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) leaves dry dock, begins second phase of Refueling and Complex Overhaul
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (April 8, 2024) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is moved to an outfitting berth at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, April 8, 2024. John C. Stennis is conducting refueling and complex overhaul to prepare the ship for the second half of its 50-year service life. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Simon Pike)
April 9, 2024 - WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, DC – USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) undocked from drydock April 8, completing a significant milestone during its multi-year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at HII-Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) in...

Program Executive Office Aircraft Carriers Holds Change-of-Office Ceremony
Distinguished Visitors, family, colleagues, and staff of the Program Executive Office Aircraft Carriers (PEO CVN) gather for the PEO Change-of-Office Ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, July 7.
July 7, 2023 - WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. Casey J. Moton relieved Rear Adm. James P. Downey as Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers (PEO CVN) during a change-of-office ceremony, July 7, at the Washington Navy Yard.   Moton assumed...

Refueling Complex Overhaul Completed on USS George Washington (CVN 73)
USS George Washington (CVN 73), is back in port as of May 25, 2023 and was successfully redelivered to Navy. (Courtesy Newport News Shipbuilding)
May 25, 2023 - NEWPORT NEWS, VA – USS George Washington (CVN 73), the nation’s sixth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, ushered in the second half of its service life on May 25, when it completed its refueling complex overhaul...

U. S. - Indo Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation Meets in India
The sixth meeting of the U.S. – Indo Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation (JWGACTC), concluded on March 3rd, 2023, in India, marking a successful, exchange of information and best practices in the areas of ship construction and maintenance.  The combined U.S. and Indian Navy delegations visit the historic Kota House and Lawns, in New Delhi, India.
March 9, 2023 - WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, DC – The sixth meeting of the U.S. – Indo Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation (JWGACTC) concluded on Mar. 3 in India, marking a successful, bilateral exchange of information...

Keel Laying commemorated for third ship in Gerald R. Ford-Class, the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80)
Katie Ledecky, CVN-80 co-sponsor and three-time Olympian delivers remarks at the future USS Enterprise (CVN-80) keel laying ceremony in Newport News, Va., Aug. 27. Ledecky talked about the importance of endurance, fortitude, and consistency in swimming and in life, traits reflected in her favorite training mantras: “Take the lead, keep the lead”; and “No shortcuts.”

Future USS Enterprise will be the ninth U.S. Navy warship to bear the name
Aug. 28, 2022 - NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – With the words, “I hereby declare the keel of the United States Ship Enterprise truly and fairly laid,” Olympians Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky chalked their initials on respective steel plates, which...

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completes inaugural Planned Incremental Availability, prepares for workups and first deployment
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. -- USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departs Newport News Shipyard after completing the industrial portion of a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), Feb. 25, 2022.
March 1, 2022 - NORFOLK, Va. - USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed sea trials off the coast of Virginia this week, marking the successful conclusion of its inaugural Planned Incremental Availability (PIA).The milestone follows...

Advanced Weapons Elevators completed aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
Dec. 23, 2021 - WASHINGTON -- On December 22, the 11th and final Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was turned over to the Ship’s Crew.  AWEs on this first-of-class aircraft carrier operate using several...