USS John C. Stennis Leverages Logistics Hub in Sri Lanka

December 6, 2018 – Taking advantage of a growing naval partnership with Sri Lanka, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) established a logistics hub in Sri Lanka to receive support, supplies and services at sea. A C-2 Greyhound carrier onboard delivery aircraft accessed the hub’s strategic location before bringing supplies to John C. Stennis. Established on a temporary basis in the island nation, the hub provides logistics support to U.S. Navy ships operating in the Indian Ocean. The temporary air logistics hub concept allows for the…

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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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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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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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