Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) returned to Norfolk Naval Station after completing five days of sea trials, making the final milestone after a six-month condensed incremental availability (CIA) period, May 27.
Sea trials, which take place following a maintenance availability period, allow Truman and representatives from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to assess the ship’s state of readiness and ensure maintenance was properly completed.
Truman and its crew, at sea for the first time since November 2014, tested equipment which supports surface operations, flight deck evolutions, deck seamanship and damage control readiness through various drills and system checks – ensuring both ship and Sailors are ready for future at-sea operations.
Truman also used this critical juncture at sea to test newly implemented systems and complete qualifications.
The vessel will have a short break in homeport before heading back to sea for flight deck certification and Tailored Ship’s Training Availability, more milestones in preparation for an upcoming deployment scheduled for later this year.
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