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Carrier USS Harry S. Truman Enters Norfolk Yard for Overdue Repairs

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) offloads ammunition as it transits the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 16, 2016. US Navy Photo

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) offloads ammunition as it transits the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 16, 2016. US Navy Photo

The carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a ten-month repair and modernization period, the Navy announced on Thursday.

Truman’s planned seven-month deployment, the first that was slated to operate under the Navy’s 36 month Optimized Fleet Response Plan (O-FRP), was extended by an extra month at the behest of the Secretary of Defense to continue strikes against ISIS as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The additional month combined with a condensed availability that differed has made the effort, “a large and complex availability,” said Deputy Project Superintendent Bobby Leigh in a Navy statement.

“It’s a complex availability with a heavy contracting package,” said Truman Project Superintendent Mike Jennings.
“We’re partnering with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in a way we’ve never done before.”

On Aug. 22, HII was awarded a $52 million contract that covers, “technical data, engineering and management support, design integration, support services, manpower, prefabrication, material procurement and planning. Work is expected to be completed by September 2017,” according to a release from the company.
“Truman’s PIA will total roughly 499,773 man-days, 51 percent of which will be completed by contractors, Alteration Installation Teams, and the ship’s force,” read the statement.
“In addition to NNSY’s and HII’s work, critical work during the availability includes a contractor-performed upgrade to the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES).”

The following is the Sept. 1, 2016 release from the service.

NORFOLK, Va. — USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Aug. 25 for its 10-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), which will officially begin Sept. 27.

“Because Truman’s last availability at NNSY was condensed, significant maintenance was deferred, making this a large and complex availability,” said Deputy Project Superintendent Bobby Leigh.

Truman’s PIA will total roughly 499,773 man-days, 51 percent of which will be completed by contractors, Alteration Installation Teams, and the ship’s force.

“It’s a complex availability with a heavy contracting package,” said Truman Project Superintendent Mike Jennings. “We’re partnering with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in a way we’ve never done before.”

In addition to NNSY’s and HII’s work, critical work during the availability includes a contractor-performed upgrade to the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES), the Navy’s next generation tactical afloat network, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed Sailors.

Jennings said the ship’s crew is very experienced, and much of the NNSY 2015 Truman team is returning to the project.
“The project team’s motto is ‘One Team,'” Jennings said. “It’s back to the basics. We are accountable as a team and motivated to get the ship out on time.”

  • tpuhinesor

    How long will Congress bury their collective heads in the sand ignoring the rise of ocean water caused by atmospheric pollution and due to the melting of Arctic, Antarctic and all the glaciers melting down? Pretty soon we can do away with Norfolk and San Diego as major USN bases for build and repair. Plus, everything of a substantial nature having to do with an intolerable sea height. Katrina spelled doom for New Orleans and the billions poured in to alleviate the situation was really stupid. Also, FEMA spending billions to rehabilitate the rich folks beach homes in hurricane prone areas due to wind and storm surge. It’s time to move inland but where will the Navy homeport it’s fleets? Or, even consider new build. Pearl Harbor is out of the question as well. We will lose Wake Island, lots of Guam, most of Hawaii. And, we can also forget our major commercial container ports so international trade will be out of the question. The Navy and Congress have to come to grips with what is happening and protect Norfolk and San Diego with massive sea walls with really large locks for the carriers. The dam proposed to be built directly under the Golden Gate allowing some safety for a short time will need large locks (but where?) and the expelling of Sacramento river water and the inlet of sea water to maintain the current salinity of San Francisco Bay. Those damn Chinese coal fired electricity producing facilities will need to be destroyed – like yesterday! And, why do we always see pictures of gas fume flares at all oil refineries. And, Canada and USA will have to come to grips with reality and terminate as humanely as possible the taking in of water refugees.

    • Gatortrapper

      Except none of the events you cite appear to actually be happening. You’re another one of those half brained alarmists who disregard all contradictory evidence and condemn skepticism as being denial. You make me ill.

      • Yachts

        Pretty much what I was going to say! Thank you.

      • tpuhinesor

        The Alaskan north slope oil well drilling will stop; the discharge terminal will have to be disbanded; all USN facilities in the greater Seattle area and Eastern Atlantic shipyards will have to be abandoned; more Pacific islanders will find their atolls/ocean front land mass under water and will have to apply to New Zealand for a new home. And, how far up the Columbia and Mississippi rivers will the sea rise. Your comments remind me of the pre WWII superior white utterings of how the Japanese are squinty eyed and cannot see a thing and are no good at war. It may not become catastrophic during our lifetime BUT it will happen. I’d like to know what you mean by “who disregard all contradictory evidence”. Do you mean “evidence” that the sea levels are NOT rising; the Arctic and Antarctic and world wide glacier melting are actually NOT taking place? Not going to call you names but you should really come to grips with reality.

        • Gatortrapper

          You make assertions of future facts that mimic those of Al Gore… and I note that it still snows during winter and the Poles are still ice covered despite Gore’s promises that they would be a historical fact by September 2016. I suggest that you are just an alarmist and AGAIN will say that you fail to acknowledge that a vast ocean of people within the scientific community who aren’t being bribed by government grants strongly disagree with your alarmist claims and the pseudo science underpinning the claims. You make no allowance for their disagreement and the conclusion that even if humans did have a measurable impact on climate that it would be chaos and suffering to change… just nonsense jabbering.
          But let’s give you a chance. Speak to the following or STFU….
          The Sun is the biggest driver of energy and heat exchange issues that impact climate on Earth. Solar energy output is coupled with other factors as well. First, there is the natural “wobble” in our rotation which varies over cycles as we circle the Sun. Those wobbles cyclically change the orientation of the Earth and the exposed areas of Earth receiving solar energy which impacts the resulting heat gain or loss. Then there is the impact of Galactic radiation (which is also impacted by the ebb and flow of solar output) which impacts the creation of cloud formations. Cloud formations reflecting the capture and retention of heightened levels of water vapor WHICH MAKES UP THE LARGEST COMPONENT OF your precious
          “greenhouse gases” that you claim drives this climate shift.
          That’s the problem with the climate friend and all your ranting can’t change that….LOL

          • tpuhinesor

            Apparently anyone who doesn’t agree with you is “ranting” or an “alarmist”. I’m only parroting what the majority of scientists are warning about. It’s not like tomorrow major parts of NYC and Miami will disappear. But spending more FEMA on New Orleans is stupid because most of the city is below sea level. Eventually there will come a Galveston type hurricane but more powerful and all of the lower Mississippi can get kissed goodbye. The only way to lower the earths temperature is for massive volcanic activity whose output will encircle the globe and bounce back the sun’s rays. And, at what altitude will all those jets have to fly at? I live at approximately 4,600 feet above current sea levels and am 73 so I really don’t have anything to worry about. Is “STFU” something you can do to yourself? I still think that the government should be looking at what the future holds when the sea levels do rise and the resultant catastrophe. The British are way ahead of us due to their “alarmist” projection of what would happen to London if the storm surges were unchecked as the Thames River would flood and that would be the “dam” they built which can be closed when the water from the sea gets too high. I have no objection to the hysterical comments received but am disappointed that no one will back me up, so I must be an alarmist of “1”.

          • Gatortrapper

            I would merely note that you completely avoided the challenge to speak to the other sources of climate fluctuation that I listed. I consider that a concession of the efficacy of the assertion and your capitulation on the issue. Have a great day.

    • TP — You just lost your man card.