For some undesignated Sailors, picking a rate can be a tough decision. However, for two Sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), it means moving to smaller ships like destroyers, cruisers and amphibious assault ships to maintain the ship's vital gas turbine systems.
Rear Adm. Brendan McLane relieved Rear Adm. Paul Schlise as commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 during a ceremony aboard the CSG's flagship, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (IKE) (CVN 69) while the ship is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), May 19.
With religions, there are lengthy observances that practitioners take part in. For Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) being deployed presents additional challenges with religious observances, due to workflow and space limitations.
Capt. Zoah Scheneman relieved Capt. Bill Shafley as commodore Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 in a ceremony aboard the forward-deployed Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 flagship, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on June 3.
As of June 25, 2020, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) and its escort ship, the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56), have been continuously at sea for 161 days, setting a new record for the U.S. Navy.