Since 1994, women have been able to serve on combatant ships. When the Navy issued orders for women to report, the first ship to receive them was USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Women at Sea (WAS), is a group aboard Ike who assures the female population can come together and support one ...
As USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) enters the rolling seas once again, a battle of the elements begins. The sea attacks and lay salt onto gun mounts, and moisture seeps into the tiny cracks and crevices of Ike's large .50 caliber guns.
In preparation for the Material Assist Visit Sailors assigned to S-2 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) are inspecting and correcting anything that falls under their responsibility by climbing and crawling every inch of their spaces.
Sweat beads on the head of a Sailor as they edge their way up a ladder. Their breath comes out slow and heavy as they repeatedly attach and detach the D-ring of their safety harness onto the rungs of the ladder. Tools rattle and clang together on their tool belt as they ascend the main mast ...
While the material maintenance management (3M) team verifies the quality of completed maintenance using maintenance requirement cards (MRC), quality assurance (QA) turns to more in-depth technical manuals to thoroughly ensure the ship is maintained in a safe and operational condition.
The human body holds between nine to 12 pints of blood. Approximately 60 pints were donated to save the lives of two personnel in the middle of the night aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) due to an activation of the ship's Walking Blood Bank.
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducted an ammunition onload with both the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the dry cargo ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), August 12-15.