HII Awarded Advance Planning Contract for USS John C Stennis (CVN 74) RCOH

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was awarded an advance planning contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract, which is initially funded for one year and has a base value of $187.5 million, includes engineering, design, material procurement and fabrication, documentation, resource forecasting, and pre-overhaul inspections. Future modifications could extend the period of performance to 30 months and increase the contract value if additional options are exercised. Planning is scheduled to begin this month. “The planning stage is…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 10, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $301,980,301 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F0472 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides for the procurement of ancillary mission equipment for F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot 12 aircraft in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy, the non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in January 2021. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air…

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Three aircraft carriers to change homeports

August 2, 2018 – The U.S. Navy announced Aug. 2 that three Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) will conduct homeport shifts. USS Abraham Lincoln, currently located in Norfolk, Virginia, will rejoin the Pacific Fleet, making San Diego its homeport. Abraham Lincoln, commissioned in 1989, previously served in the Pacific Fleet from 1990-2011 before moving to Norfolk for midlife refueling. The other two carrier homeport shifts are tied to carrier maintenance. John C. Stennis, currently homeported…

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USS John C. Stennis Gets Underway

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, June 14. John C. Stennis is underway to conduct routine training, after embarking air wing in San Diego, in preparation for its next scheduled deployment. John C. Stennis Sailors are scheduled to carry out flight operations, damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas.

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Carrier Strike Group 3 completes group sail training

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 completed a group sail with USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, May 11. Group sail provides a unique training opportunity to improve interoperability and coordination in preparation for an upcoming deployment. Integrating strike group units at sea creates the accelerated learning and training environment needed to increase effectiveness, readiness, and proficiency in the skillsets required on deployment. “The carrier strike group is in high demand to meet national…

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John C. Stennis Completes TSTA/FEP

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) completed tailored ship’s training availability (TSTA), and final evaluation problem (FEP), April 16. TSTA focuses primarily on damage control, medical, engineering and combat systems casualties inside of the ship, as well as seamanship, navigation, anchoring and small boat operations; while FEP focuses on the ship’s overall competency and proficiency in solving advanced situational problems that could arise during deployment. During the evaluation, John C. Stennis demonstrated events critical to operation and survivability of the ship in various situations resulting in a 96 percent overall…

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Stennis Carrier Strike Group cruiser-destroyer warships begin SWATT exercise

Cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) warships and their associated helicopter detachments from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed Naval Base San Diego for a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, April 16. SWATT events focus on advanced tactical training at sea to improve warfighting proficiency, lethality, and ship interoperability before integrated phase training with other elements of the CSG. The exercise is the third SWATT led by Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SWMDC), and the second of the CRUDES variety. “SWATT’s provide shipboard teams and…

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John C. Stennis Returns to Sea

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, March 24. John C. Stennis is underway to conduct unit level and integrated strike group training as a part of Carrier Strike Group 3 (CSG 3), preparing for its scheduled deployment. Planned training includes flight operations, damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas. CSG 3 includes John C. Stennis as well as Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9), Destroyer Squadron 21 (DESRON 21),…

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USS John C. Stennis returns to Bremerton

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned from a two-week underway, Jan. 29, after conducting routine training. During the underway, John C. Stennis Sailors conducted damage control and firefighting training, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas. While in port in San Diego, John C. Stennis successfully completed Command Assessment for Readiness and Training (CART) phase II inspection. The evolution evaluated the crew’s ability to respond to damage control, medical emergencies, and other casualties. With the completion of CART II…

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USS John C. Stennis returns to sea for training

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Jan. 16, to carry out routine training at sea. This is the first underway of the new year for John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis Sailors are scheduled to conduct flight operations, damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas. The crew is continuing to prepare for their next scheduled deployment.

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Sailor Found Deceased on USS John C Stennis Identified

A sailor found deceased on board USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Nov. 25, has been identified as Engineman Fireman Recruit Akiree Pointer. John C. Stennis and the Navy convey their condolences to the sailor’s family and friends in their time of loss. Pointer’s previous commands include the Naval Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal. An investigation into the cause of death is underway. John C. Stennis is currently in port preparing for future operations and her next scheduled deployment. Photo…

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USS John C. Stennis returns to Bremerton after training

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned from a two-week underway, Nov. 16, after completing a busy schedule of events as it continues in its basic phase training. During the underway, John C. Stennis Sailors conducted damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, small boat operations, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas. “This underway gave the crew a chance to work on perfecting a wide range of skills,” said Capt. Greg Huffman, John C. Stennis’ commanding officer. “We didn’t…

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USS John C. Stennis gets underway for training

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Nov. 3, to conduct routine training for future operations. Following a highly successful planned incremental availability and subsequent flight deck certification, John C. Stennis is looking ahead toward future real-world operations. To prepare the ship and its crew for future deployments, it will conduct a variety of training and certification evolutions both at sea and in port throughout its training cycle. During the underway period, John C. Stennis Sailors will conduct damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training,…

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USS John C. Stennis completes at-sea training period

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned to its homeport of Bremerton after a successful three-week underway period, Sept. 22. During the underway, the longest since completing a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard five days ahead of schedule, the crew accomplished important milestones in their return to operations by conducting training, testing systems and equipment, and completing a critical certification. “The crew performed above all expectations,” said Capt. Greg Huffman, commanding officer of John C. Stennis. “From our engineers keeping our systems running to the vital…

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Stennis Certifies Flight Deck

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) successfully completed its flight deck certification, Sept. 6, with the help of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9. During the certification, Commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific, evaluated the ship’s ability to safely launch and recover aircraft. Flight deck certification is a major milestone for John C. Stennis during its training cycle after early completion of a six-month planned incremental availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in August. “Our main weapon system is the delivery of ordnance through strike fighter aircraft,”…

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