USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)

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  • The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the People's Liberation Army (Navy) guided-missile destroyer Xian (153) transit in formation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder (Released)  160728-N-EH218-085
  • A Marine holds a poster of the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG-124) during a ceremony July 28, 2016 at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. This is the sixth ship Mabus has named honoring a Medal of Honor recipient. U.S. Marine Corps Col. Harvey C. Barnum Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War.  U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Remington Hall (Released)  160728-M-EI943-003
  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower and its carrier strike group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado (Released)  160728-N-OR652-220
  • Ensign Thibaut Delloue, left, officer of the deck under instruction, and Ensign Logan O'Shea, conning officer, monitor the surface picture in the pilothouse aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea July 28, 2016. Carney is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones (Released)  160728-N-ZE250-033


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Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 CO Reaches Milestone of 1,000 Traps

Cmdr. Jeffrey Farmer, commanding officer of the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, joined an elite society of pilots who have made 1,000 arrested landings on an aircraft carrier 1,000 when he touched down aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), July 23.

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