A few months after Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Brittany Hansen stepped aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) to begin her job in Combat Systems in 2014, her shipmates told her about an organization they thought she might be interested in.
Following deployment, many Sailors may feel burnt out or they are just having a hard time adjusting to the daily post-deployment life. This pressure can sometimes lead Sailors down a dark path full of mental anguish, potentially stirring up thoughts of suicide.
Many Sailors become accustomed to the same spaces day in and day out aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) [Ike], but a select group of individuals are able to experience the ship from a bird's eye view.
June 6th, 1944 is a day that has been taught and invoked to memorialize from a young age in a majority of our lives. We read and heard from veterans the stories of courage, fortitude, perseverance, and resilience.