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  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    It’s game time! The Planned Incremental Availability, or PIA, is finally over and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and her crew will take to the high seas with an unprecedented level of readiness. Since completing RIMPAC in July 2014, Ronald Reagan’s time and energy has been spent preparing for what’s on the horizon – the epic three-hull […]

  • 25 May 2017

    The U.S. Navy’s seventh aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), reached the halfway point of its planned incremental availability (PIA) on May 24, the navy has announced. John C. Stennis officially started its PIA, Feb. 16, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility to undergo scheduled maintenance and upgrades. “This is […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) started sea trials on August 11 after completing its planned incremental availability (PIA). John C. Stennis entered PIA 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 […]

  • 19 September 2017

    The US Navy’s second Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) began its six-month planned incremental availability (PIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, September 17. This restoration will be led by 12 work production teams comprised of Ike crew members who will be working in tandem with personnel from NNSY […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth June 16 for an extended Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). Maintenance on Bush is scheduled to last eight months and one week, which is longer than the normal six-month PIA, largely due to critical path work on the Vacuum […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Training & Education

    USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) left Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) July 23 after completing a 13-month planned incremental availability (PIA). GHWB will conduct sea trials in collaboration with NNSY to evaluate Sailors’ performance and ensure the operability of ship equipment and systems. “Sea trials are exciting and the culmination of an enormous effort […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) commanding officer announced the officialcompletion of Carl Vinson’s successful six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) Feb. 3, 2013. “Today marked the culmination of this crew’s steadfast dedication and professionalism throughout a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) maintenance period,” said Capt. Kent Whalen, USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) commanding officer. “For more […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) began its fast cruise July 18 in preparation to leave Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The beginning of fast cruise marks the end of GHWB’s 13-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) which began June 2015. During fast cruise the crew will operate as if they are underway, carrying […]

  • 8 January 2019

    General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., (NASSCO)-Norfolk, has been awarded a $91.4 million for the fiscal 2019 dry-docking planned incremental availability of aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The undefinitized contract action is a modification to a previously awarded contract, as announced by the US defense department. A dry-docking planned incremental availability (PIA) includes […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s George H.W. Bush carrier strike group (GHWBCSG) is set to depart on a deployment to Europe and Middle East on Saturday, January 21. Nearly 6,000 sailors assigned to the carrier strike group will depart Norfolk and Mayport, Florida, after they spent more time ashore than it was anticipated. In June 2015, USS George H.W. […]

  • 6 September 2012

    One of the many reasons for Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) planned incremental availability (PIA) is habitability, and teams aboard Carl Vinson started work on 10 more berthings September 4, making great strides to improve the ship. PIA, an extended period of deep maintenance and modernization, combines the efforts of the ship’s […]

  • 8 February 2011

    The Philippine National Red Cross, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Philippine Marines rescue personnel held on Thursday, February 3 a cross… [mappress] Source: pia , February 8, 2011; [mappress] Source: , February 8, 2011; Image:

  • 8 August 2017

    The U.S. Navy’s second Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) is ready to start a six-month overhaul.  Ike left its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk transiting the Elizabeth River to arrive to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 5. Norfolk will be where shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) reached the halfway point of its Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) September 13, pierside at Naval Air Station North Island. PIA is a reoccurring part of a ship’s life cycle, scheduled approximately every 36 months. It’s intended to overhaul and rejuvenate the ship in almost every […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is preparing to take an extended 40-plus-month break for its Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) maintenance period after nearly 25 years of service. Throughout the first 25 years of an aircraft carrier’s life, it goes through several maintenance periods, but never anything to the extreme of an RCOH. […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Industry news

    After four months at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are headed back out to sea after successfully completing a short-term upgrade and maintenance period, Dec. 1. The ship’s planned incremental availability (PIA) is key in keeping the ship in top shape for its upcoming work-ups, […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned to its homeport of Bremerton on September 22, concluding three-week underway period. 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 […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) trapped its first aircraft after more than 13 months on August 9. Bush spent the last 13 months undergoing a planned incremental availability (PIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. PIA was completed in June 2016 and the ship is currently undergoing preparations for deployment. Lt. Christopher Montague, test pilot and […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returned to sea March 28 after completing a scheduled planned incremental availability (PIA) which started in the second half of 2017. During the overhaul, the carrier received innovative upgrades, including a carrier-based Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center (UAWC). Ike is the first carrier to […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) on August 25 for its 10-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), which will officially begin September 27. “Because Truman’s last availability at NNSY was condensed, significant maintenance was deferred, making this a large and complex availability,” said Deputy Project […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy’s USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conducted an ordnance offload with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) April 24-25 in preparation for a planned incremental availability (PIA). As ammunition cannot be taken to the yards, it was offloaded to USNS William McLean while in the […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) showcased a new air traffic control simulator in the ship’s carrier air traffic control center on March 22. Carl Vinson is the first carrier to be fitted with this new simulator program which affords air traffic controllers the capability to immerse themselves in real CATCC flight operations […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s eighth Nimitz-class aircraft USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) has returned to sea departing Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for sea trials on July 21, following a 10-month overhaul. Critical work during the planned incremental availability (PIA), which began last September, included upgrades to the ship’s internal and external communication network, receiving, inventorying […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $12 million contract from the U.S. Navy for planning work on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as part of its planned incremental availability. The contract is for work to be completed by Sept. 17, 2017, at Newport News and will include […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s Norfolk Naval Shipyard has awarded Huntington Ingalls and Newport News Shipbuilding division a $36.4 million contract for work on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower maintenance. Under the contract, Newport News will carry out maintenance and modernization of the Ike as part of the ship’s 2017 planned incremental availability. Work under the contract is expected […]

  • 8 September 2017

    Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 held a change of command in the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Sept. 5 Commander, US Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Phil Davidson, and over 100 guests were on hand to see Rear Adm. Gene Black relieve Rear Adm. Dale Horan as commander, Carrier Strike Group 8. […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. a $19.1 million contract modification for repair and alteration requirements for USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The repair work will be carried out within the fiscal 2017 CNO planned incremental availability (PIA). Work will be performed in Bremerton, Washington, and is expected to be […]

  • 17 August 2015

    The crew on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) put on hard hats and safety goggles to commence a Chief of Naval Operations planned incremental availability (PIA) period, Aug. 14, just two months after returning to its homeport in San Diego following a near 10-month deployment. According to Mark Warner, Carl Vinson […]