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Drakes Branch native serves aboard USS Gerald R. Ford


Lt. Cmdr. Richard Hall, from Drakes Branch, one of USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) assistant air operations officers, is pinned to his current rank by his wife Niki Hall during his promotion ceremony in the ship’s in port cabin. Ford is currently in port after successfully completing an independent steaming exercise. (Send pictures of the week with names and a brief description to PicOfTheWeek@TheCharlotteGazette.com.)