USS Theodore Roosevelt Shifting Homeport

June 29, 2021 – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) will depart San Diego July 16 in order to change its homeport to Bremerton, Washington and conduct a docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS). The DPIA is scheduled to commence this September and will include a system retrofit to accommodate the F-35C…

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Nimitz Begins Six Month Refit

May 10, 2021 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility officially kicked off a six-month Planned Incremental Availability on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) May 10, 2021. According to Steven Pugh, Fiscal Year 2021 Nimitz PIA deputy project superintendent, Code 312, Carrier Operations Department, the team will perform a laser alignment on catapults three and four and will perform…

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USS Abraham Lincoln Refit Completed

April 8, 2021 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s San Diego Detachment completed a Planned Incremental Availability for aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) April 7, 2021. The availability, which began Sept. 30, 2020, resulted in 230,000 man-days of work completed and an overall cost of approximately $160 million. Work included periodic maintenance; upgrades to crew…

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Ronald Reagan Project Celebrates 50% SRA Completion

March 18, 2021 – The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center team working on the selected restricted availability for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) marked the 50 percent complete milestone in Yokosuka, Japan, March 10. Ronald Reagan arrived back in Japan Nov. 14, 2020, following a six-month Indo-Pacific deployment. The project…

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USS Bremerton continues inactivation process

October 23, 2020 – Los Angeles-class submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) entered Dry Dock 1 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Oct. 14, 2020, to continue its inactivation process. According to Gary Van Horn, project superintendent, while the ship is in dry dock, the propulsion plant will be deactivated and defueled; components and parts that might be…

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USS Carl Vinson Completes Overhaul in Bremerton

August 23, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Bremerton, Aug. 23, to commence sea trials as the final phase in completing a 17-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Upon the conclusion of DPIA, which began Feb. 28, 2019, Vinson returns to the fleet to begin her operational training cycle.…

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PSNS & IMF capitalizes on lessons learned to streamline Pittsburgh inactivation

August 7, 2020 – Lessons learned from a series of projects in recent months resulted in process improvements and a streamlined availability for USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), which completed its inactivation process Aug. 5, 2020, almost a month earlier than scheduled, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. These numerous improvements have reduced the cost and time of…

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