USS John C. Stennis starts another round of trials

US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on November 3 to start the next round of training to prepare for future operations.

The carrier recently completed planned incremental availability and subsequent flight deck certification.

During their previous underway, John C. Stennis sailors carried out damage control training with general quarters drills, conducted replenishments-at-sea, tested ship defense equipment and took time to honor deceased sailors during a burial-at-sea.

This time, the sailors are set to conduct 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.

John C. Stennis started the planned incremental availability in February with the largest work package ever planned for a six-month availability for a Nimitz-class carrier, requiring more than 2,800,000 man-hours of work between ship’s Sailors, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, and contractors.