Sailors stand beside an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Fighting Swordsman” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on June 26, 2017. The ship is underway during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. US Navy photo.
This article is the second in a two-part package on the East Coast aircraft carrier fleet, after Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey invited USNI News to talk about recent milestones within his fleet.
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — Maintaining very high readiness during a carrier strike group’s post-deployment sustainment phase actually saves the Navy money later on, the service found, despite fears that budget constraints might hinder the Navy from making the most of that time in a ship’s deployment cycle. Read More
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on Dec. 15, 2016. US Navy Photo
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Three curious French police officers are facing disciplinary measures after accidentally shipping out on carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) when it left after a port visit to Marseilles on Tuesday. Read More
The following is a U.S. Navy video published on Dec. 14 from night flying operations aboard carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) operating in the Mediterranean Sea. Read More
Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN-773), Republic of Korea Chang Bogo-class submarine ROKS Lee Eokgi (SS-071) and Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine’s USS Tucson (SSN-770) and USS Santa Fe (SSN-763) transit in close formation on July 28, 2016, US Navy Photo
The Navy’s submarine force is looking to reinvigorate its high-end warfare training and plans to do so by finding efficiencies within the current testing and certification schedules, the commander of submarine forces said. Read More
The following is an aerial video of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2016. Read More
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on April 14, 2016. US Navy Photo
The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is set to depart tomorrow for a deployment to the Middle East and Europe, the service announced. Read More
Lt. Cmdr. Craig Ryan launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Aug. 27, 2015. US Navy
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group left U.S. 5th Fleet on Tuesday with no public timeline for when its replacement will reach the Middle East to continue U.S. air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq in Syria (ISIS) targets. Read More