IKE returned to Newport News Shipbuilding on July 17, 1995, for an 18-month complex overhaul which was completed on Jan. 27, 1997. Other ships of Strike Group 8 were Bainbridge, Halyburton, Scranton, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg. They were married in Denver, Colo., on July 1, 1916. In December 2019, Captain Sicola took command of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. 1890 (Oct. 14) Born in Denison, Tex. Number of modules making up the ship: 190. Construction of the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) was authorized by Congress in fiscal year 1970. [34] The exact date of the ship's inactivation and decommissioning will likely depend on many factors, including Defense Department funding considerations. . US Navy Photo The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning on October 23, 2014, and show the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard undergoing a 14-month Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA). After her fifth deployment Dwight D. Eisenhower went into Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock in October 1985 for a major overhaul. A wave sweeps three sailors and 38 non-nuclear missiles from the USS EISENHOWER during night-time cargo loading. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) arrives at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Since that time, IKE has completed eight Mediterranean deployments. Maintenance and repair work was performed below the ship’s waterline to include the application of a new paint system. During this deployment, while off the coast of Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin visited Dwight D. Eisenhower, The carrier returned to Norfolk Naval Stationin July of the same year. In September 2016, Captain Sicola completed the Naval Nuclear Power training program and reported as the executive officer of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in February 2017. [18], On 21 February 2009, Dwight D. 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Eisenhower releases time-lapse video of the carrier's return to the sea", "Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Enters US 6th Fleet", "U.S. airstrikes from carrier Eisenhower top 1,000 against ISIS in Iraq and Syria", "Daily Press: Family, friends greet 'Mighty Ike' sailors after busy deployment. The Libyan aircraft immediately turned back toward their bases, ending both incidents. Lt. Christopher Brown stands at attention while manning the rails aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). On 16 May, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first Nimitz-class carrier to dock pierside in Manama, Bahrain. [28] On 22 November 2016, Military Times reported that since June 2016, when the ship entered the Persian Gulf after launching strikes from the eastern Mediterranean, the carrier's Captain, Paul Spedero, reported that sorties from Dwight D. Eisenhower had dropped nearly 1,100 bombs on ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. Officer of the deck: (757) 240-7781. None of the eight suffered life-threatening injuries. sponsors@cvn70.navy.mil Work includes a major upgrade of the island house that will involve the shipyard removing the top two levels of the island house and replacing them. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (known informally as "Ike") is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier currently in service with the United States Navy. [4], In May and June 1984, for the 40th anniversary of D-Day, Ike was deployed to Normandy, France and Portsmouth, England. Diplomatic measures deflated the crisis days later. [30], In December 2016, the ship completed her 17th deployment to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. January 2008 to July 2008 - Planned Incremental Availability, September 2010 to June 2011 - Planned Incremental Availability. Both received only minor injuries, they were assigned to VF-143. After pulling into Marseille, France[23] in early March, the German Sachsen-class frigate Hamburg became the first to fully integrate into an American Strike group. Hamburg, commanded by Commander (FKpt) Ralf Kuchler (GN), remained with the strike group while it operated with the 5th fleet. [4][7] Dwight D. Eisenhower entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard (Portsmouth, Virginia) in September 1988; she returned to the fleet in April 1989. While in theater, the strike group provided security cooperation, forward naval presence, maritime security, and crisis response. Come check out our giant selection of T-Shirts, Mugs, Tote Bags, Stickers and More. She was laid down as hull number 599 on 15 August 1970 at Newport News shipyard at a cost of $679 million ($4.5 billion in 2019 dollars), launched 11 October 1975 after christening by Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Dwight Eisenhower's widow, and commissioned 18 October 1977, Captain William E. Ramsey in command. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} Since commissioning, Dwight D. Eisenhower has participated in deployments including Operation Eagle Claw during the Iran hostage crisis in 1980, as well as the Gulf War in the 1990s, and more recently in support of U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. IKE returned to Norfolk April 2, 1992. A memorial service was held aboard the aircraft carrier on October 8. She relieved sister-carrier Nimitz three days after the Iranian hostage rescue attempt. IKE served as a ready striking force in the event Iraq invaded Saudi Arabia, and participated in maritime interception operations in support of a United National embargo against Iraq. Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Robert Lemar Robinson was killed when he was struck by the wing of a fighter jet taking off from the EISENHOWER. [4] The carrier, like all others of her class, was constructed at Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Virginia, with the same design as the lead ship, although the ship has been overhauled twice to bring her up to the standards of those constructed more recently. Community. Response to the Iran hostage crisis Upon completion in June 1999, she returned to full duty in the fleet. President Franklin D. Roosevelt named Eisenhower as supreme commander, Allied Expeditionary Forces, and as such, Ike directed the land, sea and air invasion at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. [26] On 3 September 2015, the ship went back to sea. In 1990, IKE completed its sixth Mediterranean Sea deployment. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER is the second ship in the NIMITZ - class and the first ship in the Navy named after the 34 th President of the United States. In addition to Ike, the strike group was made up of Carrier Air Wing 7; Commander, Destroyer Squadron 28; the guided-missile cruiser Hué City; and guided-missile destroyers McFaul, Carney, and Farragut. The sailor was struck and mortally wounded, by an airplane at 8:15 p.m. on the carrier's flight deck. Lt. Cmdr. [31], On 26 June 2020, the ship surpassed the USS Theodore Roosevelt's record of 160 consecutive days at sea without a port call by reaching its 161st day. Three F-14s were conducting fighter crew training when two of them collided. 3 Sept Operation SHARP EDGE continues as 63 more people are evacuated. Command Sponsorship. [12], On 8 January 2007, a U.S. AC-130 gunship based out of Djibouti was dispatched to target Al-Qaeda operatives located in Somalia. IKE re-entered the fleet in April 1987. The ship was placed in a planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard from September 2010 through June 2011. During this deployment, 11 passengers and crew were lost when Mamie, her onboard logistics aircraft, crashed near Souda Bay, Crete, on 2 April. pao@cvn70.navy.mil . About the Carrier’s Name, about President Dwight D. Eisenhower: USS EISENHOWER collides with an anchored coal ship while entering the harbor to dock at Norfolk Naval Station when wind and current push the carrier off course. On 30 July 2009, Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to Naval Station Norfolk after an almost six-month long deployment.[19]. Launched: October 11, … Following his graduation in 1915, Ike was posted to the infantry at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he met Miss Mamie Doud. General Characteristics: Keel Laid: August 15, 1970. The deployment became a commemorative event in the worldwide 'Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial,' celebrating the 100th anniversary of the late president's birth. On 2 January 2010, Dwight D. Eisenhower again deployed to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation in the Middle East. During the deployment, 15 women serving aboard had to be reassigned ashore because of pregnancy, earning the ship the nickname The Love Boat. The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., on October 4, 2017. About the Carrier’s Name, about President Dwight D. Eisenhower: The ship was deployed again June 7, 2012 to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The vessel was initially named simply as USS Eisenhower, much like the lead ship of the class, Nimitz, but the name was changed to its present form on 25 May 1970. The last carrier to moor pierside in Bahrain was Rendova in 1948. A Nimitz-class supercarrier, the Dwight D. Eisenhower, or Ike, was commissioned in 1977 in Newport News, Virginia.Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, she was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea. [1] On commissioning, she replaced the aging World War II-era carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the fleet. She was launched and christened on 29 June 1996. In January 1979, she sailed for her first deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. 1915 Graduated from West Point. [25] On 26 August 2014, the ship was moved to Berth 42-43 from Dry Dock #8 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and as of 4 February 2015, the DPIA was four months behind schedule, with the ship planned to remain in the yard until at least April 2015. In 1952, Ike retired from the Army and, as standard bearer for the Republican Party, easily won election to become the 34th president of the United States. The other Tomcat made it safely back to the EISENHOWER with minor damage. After completion of an extensive shipyard period and work-up, the carrier deployed 26 September 1991 to the Persian Gulf to continue multi-national operations with coalition forces in support of Operation Desert Storm. Ike returned to Norfolk on 2 April 1992, and, on 12 January 1993, entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for overhaul and conversion, returning to the fleet 12 November 1993. Congratulations on your orders to USS MUSTIN. DESERT SHIELD: Aug 1990 | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec | Jan 1991 DESERT STORM: Jan. 1991 | Feb | March | April 1 Sept USS BLUE RIDGE, command ship for Commander, SEVENTH Fleet, arrives in the Persian Gulf. [4], Ike embarked on her fourth deployment from 27 April to 2 December 1983. [22] On 22 February 2013, Ike and Strike Group 8 departed for another Mediterranean and Mid-East deployment. Free Returns 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Fast Shipping The RIO Lt. Richard Kane, 27, sustained a broken leg. During D-Day anniversary ceremonies off the coast of Normandy, IKE's son, John Eisenhower, and D-Day veterans embarked in the ship while Carrier Air Wing Seven conducted a memorial flyover of the American cemetery at Omaha Beach. Crew List:This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. [16] In March 2007, following the Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel, Dwight D. Eisenhower began battle group exercises off the Iranian coastline. Dwight D. Eisenhower was deployed in the Indian Ocean to provide air cover for the operation and, if needed, to evacuate downed airmen and other casualties. The division's soldiers and equipment were loaded on board, and the IKE Army and Navy team headed for Port-au-Prince to spearhead Operation Uphold Democracy, the U.S. - led effort to restore the democratically elected government of Haiti. [33], Dwight D. Eisenhower is scheduled to be eventually replaced around 2029 by the new USS Enterprise (CVN-80), a Gerald R. Ford-class carrier, that as of fall 2018, is in the steel cutting and fabrication stages of construction. After the war, Eisenhower served as president of Columbia University and as supreme allied commander of the forces established under the NATO pact. On 29 February 1988, Ike started her sixth deployment to the Mediterranean. On May 22, 2001, USS EISENHOWER entered Newport News Shipbuilding for her first and only refueling in her 50-year life-span. The following month, in April, the ship was relieved by Nimitz. It's here to help celebrate Canada 150, but it also has another purpose. Ike participated in the following operations since her first deployment:. The Yellow Jackets then conducted operations with USS RANGER (CV 61) in 1978 before making three deployments to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) and USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). After a four-month stint at Norfolk Naval Shipyards, Portsmouth, Va., the IKE crew began preparation for the deployment with four days of sea trials in June. On Jan. 6, 1993, IKE entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for overhaul and conversion, and returned to the fleet November 12, 1993. More than 3,500 Newport News Shipbuilding employees worked aboard EISENHOWER during peak periods of the overhaul and refueling project. Subsequent duty assignments included attendance at the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. in 1925-26, where he finished first in a class of 275. Among other upgrades, they installed a new Advanced combat direction system. After 93 days at sea since her previous port visit, Ike visited Italy on 21 October. Media Inquiries. This deployment marked the first time that women had deployed as crewmembers of a U.S. Navy combatant. One sailor is drowned and two are rescued. Bush (CVN 77) USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) COMPATRECONGRU COMPATRECONWING 11 Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 After graduating from the Army War College in 1928, Ike served in various capacities, including duty in the office of the Army chief of staff. On 26 August, Ike sailed within sight of the embattled city of Beirut, Lebanon. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information. Commissioned in 1977, the ship is the second of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers currently in service, and is the first ship named after the 34th President of the United States and General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. The integration of women caused some negative headlines for the Navy. In March 1961, by Public Law 87-3, signed by President John F. Kennedy, Ike was returned to the active list of the regular Army with the rank of general of the Army from December 1944. Commissioned in 1977, the ship is the second of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers currently in service, and is the first ship named after the 34th President of the United States and General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. By 1943, Allied forces under the command of Eisenhower had liberated North Africa and Sicily from the Axis and had eliminated Italy as an Axis power. The photos below were taken by Steven Collingwood and show the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER returning to Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on December 15, 2015, after completing Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) with Carrier Air Wing 3. [35], Dwight D. Eisenhower has earned a number of awards, including the Battle "E" in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2006 and 2012 as the most battle efficient carrier in the Atlantic Fleet. IKE was the second nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez canal. Under the command of her second Commanding Officer, Captain James H. Mauldin, her second deployment occurred in 1980, when she was dispatched by President Carter to the Indian Ocean, in response to the Iran hostage crisis. Six of the injured deck crew were flown by helicopter to nearby shore-based hospitals, while the other two remained and were treated aboard ship. William E. Ramsey, USN, and assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN 69 (100236) USNS Effective, TAGOS 21 (100450) USS Emory S Land, AS 39 (100104) MT Empire State, TAOT 5193 () In addition to supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, the strike group conducted maritime security operations including anti-piracy operations. In 1990, Dwight D. Eisenhower completed her seventh Mediterranean deployment. The photos below were taken by Steven Collingwood and show the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER returning to Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on February 24, 2016, after completing a short underway as part of an INSURV inspection. [citation needed], Aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of aircraft carriers of the United States Navy, "U.S.S. USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER is the second ship in the NIMITZ - class and the first ship in the Navy named after the 34th President of the United States. USS Mahan was the 12th ship of this class to be built at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, and construction began on 17 August 1995. Medical/Sea Duty Screenings: In addition, the shipyard replaced nearly 3,000 valves and overhauling another 600 in various ship systems. Construction of the third nuclear-powered and second NIMITZ class aircraft carrier, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER was authorized by Congress in fiscal year 1970. Accidents aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: The photos below were taken by me on October 27, 2010, and show the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard undergoing a six-month Planned Incremental Availability to refurbish and conduct intensive maintenance on shipboard systems. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) was operating off the East Coast of the U.S. performing a Tailored Ship’s Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem. He maintained his office at Gettysburg College and residence at his farm near Gettysburg, Pa., where he lived the life of an elder statesman until his death on March 28, 1969. On 30 June 1975, her designation was changed from CVAN-69 to CVN-69. After 14 months of fleet training, IKE set sail for her first Mediterranean deployment. [4], Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to the Mediterranean Sea for her third deployment, under the command of her third Captain E. W. Clexton, Jr., from 5 January to 13 July 1982. On 3 October 2006 with Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7), Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to sea as flagship of RADM Allen G. Myers, commanding Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG-8), which included guided-missile cruiser Anzio, guided-missile destroyers Ramage and Mason, and fast-attack submarine Newport News. [20][21] On 28 July 2010, Ike returned to her homeport in Norfolk. USS Mahan (DDG-72) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer currently in service with the United States Navy.This ship is the 22nd destroyer of her class. USS Nimitz (CVN 68) USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) USS George Washington (CVN 73) … CafePress brings your passions to life with the perfect item for every occasion. Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the dedicated members of Dental department strive to take preventative measures and remedy a number of issues before it is too late. We look forward to your safe arrival to Yokosuka, Japan for service with 7th Fleet’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces. Training Department Phone Number (360) 627-2815 . The ship returned to homeport December 19, 2012. Ships of CTF-150 from the U.S. Navy include the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ramage and the Ticonderoga-class cruiser Bunker Hill. Dwight D. Eisenhower was initially assigned to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and, after receiving over a year of training during the spring of 1978, the ship was visited by President Jimmy Carter, who hit a golf ball off the flight deck into the Atlantic Ocean. February 1999 to June 1999 - Planned Incremental Availability. History of USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: There are about 140,000 rolls of toilet paper on board In January 1998 the crew moved aboard Pens and paper: 600,000 ball-point pens and 1.5 million sheets of paper on board The acceptance trial of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN took place in May, 1998. back to top go to the end of the page After roughly eight months of an intensive work-up schedule, the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Carrier Battlegroup, led by IKE and Carrier Airwing Seven, headed to sea 19 February 2000 for the first Mediterranean deployment of the year 2000. In September 1994, Dwight D. Eisenhower and elements of the U.S. 10th Mountain Division first tested the concept of adaptive force packaging. In February 1999, IKE returned to the Norfolk Navy Shipyard for a six-month refitting and returned to the fleet in June. The carrier, named after the nation's 34th president, was christened at 11:11 a.m., Oct. 11, 1975, by Mrs. Mamie Doud-Eisenhower, the ship's sponsor and widow of the late president. The ship departed on her 10th deployment on 10 June 1998 and returned in December. She re-entered the fleet in April 1987.[6]. [17], On 4 October 2008 Dwight D. Eisenhower Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Lemar Robinson was killed aboard ship during training exercises off the coast of North Carolina. In the eight years of the Eisenhower administration, 29 nuclear attack submarines, the first 14 Polaris submarines, two nuclear cruisers and the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), were authorized. September 2013 to May 2015 - Planned Incremental Availability - 2 CIWS added; one on newly installed forward starboard sponson, one on newly installed aft port sponson. The division's soldiers and equipment were loaded on board, and the ship's Army/Navy team headed for Port-au-Prince to lead Operation Uphold Democracy, the U.S.-led effort to restore the elected government of Haiti. This new mark is attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ship's operational commitment to "remain clean" by avoiding any contact with ports that carried the potential of introducing the novel coronavirus into the crew. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe. On 6 August the ship began an ammunition offload in preparation for an upcoming docked planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. IKE was commissioned on Oct. 18, 1977, under the command of Capt. Important dates in Eisenhower's life. Please note the old numbers will no longer work after Nov. 7. She once again had to make speed toward Beirut, just five days later on the 26th, because of suicide attacks that killed nearly 300 American and French troops on 23 October. The 18-month yard period included the addition of the Close-in Weapons System, NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, Navy Tactical Data System, Anti-Submarine Warfare module, communications upgrades and rehabilitation of 1,831 berths in 25 compartments. [14] A U.S. spokesperson did not say which particular ships comprised the cordon, but the task force included vessels from Canada, France, Germany, Pakistan, the UK and the US. [citation needed]. October 1995 to January 1997 - Complex Overhaul - aft boarding dock added. The carrier currently serves as the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 10.[5]. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in Halifax on Wednesday. In February 1999, she returned to the Norfolk Navy Shipyard for a six-month refitting and returned to the fleet in June. Deploying in February 2000 and returning that August on the "Millennium Cruise", for the first time Ike's embarked aircraft dropped ordnance in combat while enforcing Operation Southern Watch's No-Fly Zone over Iraq. The Navy also authorized a special ration of beer, consisting of six cans per man, which was dispensed over a two-month period. Admin: (360) 626-7753. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) underway on her sea trials, 23 August 1977. In January 1979, she sailed for her first deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The 18-month yard period included the addition of the Close-in Weapons System (CIWS), NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, Naval Tactical Data System, anti-submarine warfare module, communications upgrades and rehabilitation of 1,831 berths in 25 compartments. The carrier entered the shipyard on September 17, 2017, for a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) USS George H.W. She also participated in the 24 June evacuation of the U.S. Embassy staff from Beirut, Lebanon, as that country descended into civil war. To help maintain morale, Captain Mauldin allowed the men aboard to participate in "Flight Deck Olympics". Ike would remain on station until relieved by carriers Independence and John F. Kennedy in mid November. While conducting routine flight operations in the western Mediterranean Sea Sept. 16, an. Between 2 and 5 August, the ship's Combat Air Patrol intercepted two MiG-23 Flogger and two Dassault-Breguet Mirage V aircraft headed toward the carrier in separate engagements. [27], On 8 June 2016, Dwight D. Eisenhower and her Carrier Strike Group sailed the Atlantic Ocean into the U.S. 6th Fleet's area of operations (AoR) in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. [24] The ship returned to homeport 3 July 2013. On 14 February 1998 she was commissioned in Tampa, Florida. [13] She joined other U.S. and allied vessels from Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), based out of Bahrain. One month later, in October 1994, IKE departed for a six-month deployment which included flying missions in support of Operations Southern Watch and Deny Flight. Browse 515 uss dwight d. eisenhower stock photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. [15] The aim of CTF-150's patrols is to "... stop SICC leaders or foreign militant supporters escaping" Somalia. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States of America and Commander in Chief. The Hawkeye immediately resumed flight and landed safely at Chambers Field, Norfolk Naval Station, with no reports of injuries to her crew or damage to the aircraft. In response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, IKE became the first carrier to conduct sustained operations in the Red Sea. On August 18, 2000, USS EISENHOWER returned to Norfolk. [8][9], One month later, in October 1994, Dwight D. Eisenhower departed for a six-month deployment which included flying missions in support of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Deny Flight. English: U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Shay Langejans, left, undergoes a blood alcohol level test on the officer quarterdeck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Aug. 20, 2013, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. While returning to Norfolk, on 29 August 1988, she collided with an anchored Spanish bulkcarrier, the Urduliz, while entering the harbor to dock at Norfolk Naval Station when wind and currents pushed the carrier off course, but only caused minor damage to both ships. Service Highlights and some Lowlights. Upon completion in June 1999, she returned to full duty in the fleet. She served as the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 8 commanded by Rear Admiral Kurt W. Tidd. Quarterdeck Phone Number (619) 545-5777 . The ship is preparing for a planned incremental availability (PIA) - August 5, 2017 Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia - August 2017 Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia - August 2017 July 2017 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - … [10] There was also a case of a sailor who filmed himself having sex with a female. Damage is minor to both ships. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (known informally as "Ike") is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier currently in service with the United States Navy. In 1935, Ike became assistant to Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines and five years later was promoted to chief of staff, Third Army. After roughly three days of CQ, the IKE and CAG Seven team began its transit to the Mediterranean Sea, where IKE made its first planned port call to Trieste, Italy. At the outset of World War II, Ike was selected to head the Operations Division of the War Department and, in 1942, was named commanding general of the European Theater. She entered the Persian Gulf in December 2006. They were heading for Antalya, Turkey when they decided to eject. 1916 (July 1) Married Mamie Geneva Doud. Quarterdeck Phone Numbers (Staffed 24/7) IKE Quarterdeck: (757) 240-7781 * *Contact quarterdeck for duty driver** Ship's Official Mailing Address. President Eisenhower left office on Jan. 20, 1961, after 50 years of service to his country. In 1980, IKE's second extended deployment tallied 254 days at sea with only a five-day stopover in Singapore. 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