USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)

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  • The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), back, steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 24, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 are conducting dual carrier operations, providing opportunity for two strike groups to work together alongside key allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. John C. Stennis is underway in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady (Released)  190424-N-OM854-0084
  • Sailors participate in a fire drill exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). Bainbridge is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, U.S. 6th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez (F 104).  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jason Waite (Released)  190423-N-SS350-0016
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 picks up a package during a vertical replenishment aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). Bainbridge is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, U.S. 6th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operations. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez (F 104).  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jason Waite (Released)  190424-N-SS350-0087
  • Operations Specialist 2nd Class Oberel Bowman searches for air contacts on a radar console in the tactical air coordination center aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore (Released)  190424-N-YH603-2157

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IKE Completes Flight Deck Certification

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returned to its Norfolk homeport April 19 after successfully completing its flight deck certifications while underway in the Atlantic Ocean.

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