Ike Completes Sea Trials

April 2, 2019 – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) successfully completed sea trials April 1. “Sea trials was successful well beyond expectations,” said Capt. Kyle Higgins, Ike’s commanding officer. “Our investment in our ship paid off and now the real work begins: getting the flight deck certified so we start doing what this warship was built to do – launch and recover aircraft.” Ike departed Naval Station Norfolk March 28, returning to sea for the first time since August 2017. The ship conducted the Sea Trials off the Virginia…

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