The USS Gerald R. Ford, the largest warship in the world, carrying more than 90 aircraft (60+ F-35's) has been transferred to NATO Command.
As of yesterday, 2 June 2023, the vessel was preparing to conduct activities in the Norwegian Sea with other Allied forces.
The significance is clear: The USS Gerald Ford, the world's largest and most advanced U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, is in Norway, which has a 200-kilometer border with Russia. St. Petersburg is only about a 30-minute flight away for the 90 U.S. fighter jets.
Publisher's note and Correction: This original story also mentioned the Yellow/Blue flag flying atop the ship and wondered if it was the Ukraine Flag. I was subsequently corrected by readers that this is the Battle Flag of the Gerald R. Ford, and NOT the Ukraine flag. I apologize for this error.