Photos: The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on deployment

Posted on: 11:21 am, February 25, 2013, by , updated on: 11:33am, June 7, 2013

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a scheduled deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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  • Sailors participate in a fitness challenge on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Lexi Youngstrom from West Chester, Ohio washes an F/A-18E Super Hornet. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) Josue Rivera-Class from Levittown, Puerto Rico and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Jacob Schmitt from Pittsburgh, Penn. operate on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors participate in a flight deck scrub. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Joshua Fager fishes from the fantail. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • A pair of SA330J Pumas transport cargo to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Robert Griswold from San Diego, Ca. washes the canopy of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors participate in a barricade drill on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors observe an arrested recovery from the landing signal officer (LSO) platform. (U.S. Navy)

  • A aircraft director guides an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 onto a catapult on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors don MCU-2P gas masks during a chemical, biological and radiological general quarters drill. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors don MCU-2P gas masks during a chemical, biological and radiological general quarters drill. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches off the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors use hand signals to communicate prior to launching an F/A-18E Super Hornet. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • A Sailor prepares an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 to launch from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • of the music group Carbon Leaf sign autographs for sailors. (U.S. Navy)

  • Personnel Specialist Seaman Franz Dominique Fransisco from Taytay Rizal, Philippines verifies information in the personnel office. (U.S. Navy)

  • An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 performs an arrested recovery on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 fly in formation above the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy)

  • Lt. Michael Windham directs Sailors on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors form a line before conducting an aircraft barricade drill on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors conduct an aircraft barricade drill on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Donald Smith from Las Vegas, Nev. cleans the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Zachary Feller moves an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Carly Thomas from Amherst, Mass. inspects a bomb rack. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call.(U.S. Navy)

  • Senior Chier Master-at-Arms Paul Montanye and Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Wesley Cox toss bags during a steel beach picnic on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors use a ladder climb onto the stern dock after participating in a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors prepare an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 to lift off the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Maintenance Administationman Airman Shawn Henry from Raleigh, N.C. signals an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 during lift off from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Airman Patrick Ramsey from Enumclaw, Wash. wipes down the canopy of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Paige Taylor Hartness from Cleveland, Ohio assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 pushes ordnance across the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Airman Benjamin Smith directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 across the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 lifts off from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 lands on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Logistics Specialist Seaman Jason Hasselberg demonstrates takedown techniques after being sprayed with oleoresin capisicum (OC) during force protection training. (U.S. Navy)

  • An aircraft director guides an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 onto a catapult on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class John Boisclair from Denver, Colo. repairs a mobile electronic power unit. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Machinery Repairman 3rd Class Joseph Roach from Ontario, Calif. cuts a piano hinge for a door in the machine shop. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • An aircraft director guieds an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 onto a catapault on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • An aircraft director guides an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 onto a catapault on the flight deck (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Daniel Seaver from Springfield, Ill. loosens bolts from the back panel of a mobile electric power plant. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Structual Mechanic Airman Colin Kelly from Ellridge, Md. chains down an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)

  • A pair of F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 fly in formation with an Air Force KC-135R while conducting an aerial refueling during a combat mission. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) perform a foreign object damage (FOD) walk down in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)

  • Seaman Aaron Reyes from Fayetteville, N.C. practices color gaurd movements in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)

  • Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Joseph Washburn performs welding techniques. (U.S. Navy)

  • NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2013) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Erika Ennis guides an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 onto a catapult on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) Airman Jeremy Carey and Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) Airman Megan Fechter assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 clean the canopy of an EA-6B Prowler. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 perform maintenance on an E-2C Hawkeye in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Robert McDowell assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 performs a propeller re-torque procedure while Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Justin Krug installs a brush block on an E-2C Hawkeye in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Wesley R. Katsner uses the integrated launch and recovery television surveillance (ILARTS) camera to capture flight operations on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 passes over the fantail. (U.S. Navy)

  • A C-2 Greyhound assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 40 launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kelly Rosetta prepares a turn screen in order to perform power turns on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • A Sailor uses a hydra to communicate during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers. (U.S. Navy)

  • Seaman Jacob Burns from Rockford, Ill. uses binoculars to look for surface contacts while standing watch as the forward lookout. (U.S. Navy)

  • An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 flies over the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits through the North Arabian Sea at sunset. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors lower the national ensign at sunset aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors participate in a Boston Marathon memorial 5K run on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors participate in a Boston Marathon memorial 5K run on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Grey Leskanic from Huntington Beach, Calif. installs an antenna line onto a F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Jermey Finger from Concord, N.C. and Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Tess Christoff from Lapeer, Mich. perform post-fire maintenance on a .50 caliber machine gun in the armory. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • An aircraft director guides an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 onto a catapult on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Asa Calloway teaches mechanical advantage control hold (MACH) techniques to Sailors in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)