The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on deployment (photos)

Posted on: 5:00 pm, June 14, 2013, by , updated on: 04:18pm, June 22, 2013

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is returning from 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. (Photos: U.S. Navy)

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Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group headed back to Norfolk

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  • Rear Adm. Michael C. Manazir, former commander Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, is wetted down after performing his last flight aboard the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy)

  • Incoming Commander for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 Rear Adm. Michael M. Gilday and outgoing Commander Rear Adm. Michael C. Manazir salute during the national anthem at the change of command ceremony in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)

  • The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits through the North Arabian Sea.

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) Airman Jacob Shaw fuels an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck.

  • A pair of F/A-18C Hornets assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launch from the flight deck.

  • An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 launches off the flight deck.

  • A Sailor washes an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck.

  • Sailor signals an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 onto a catapult.

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 conducts an arrested recovery on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jason Christiansen from Plano, Texas and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jerin Raby from St. Pauls, N.C. prepare to throw a memorial wreath into the sea.

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jason Christiansen from Plano, Texas and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jerin Raby from St. Pauls, N.C. prepare to throw a memorial wreath into the sea.

  • Command Master Chief Gregg L. Snaza, Capt. Nick Dienna, executive officer, and Capt. Marcus A. Hitchcock, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, salute as Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jason Christiansen and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jerin Raby throw a memorial wreath into the sea in remembrance of those who fought in the Battle of Midway.

  • Sailors participate in a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay.

  • Airman Patrick Ramsey from Enumclaw, Wa. cleans tie-down chains on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Marcus Eskow from Bainbridge, N.Y. wipes down an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Daniel Savage from Kansas City, Mo. secures a forklift on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Tyler Wedgeworth from Raleigh, N.C. secures a forklift on the flight deck.

  • A Sailor pushes the arresting gear wire on the flight deck.

  • The guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as a pair of HH-60H Seahawks assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 prepare to land on the flight deck.

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

  • An aircraft director guides an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 onto a catapult on the flight deck.

  • Seaman Recruit Joel Simpson from Delaware, Ohio stands aft lookout watch on vulture’s row aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Sailors prepare to chock and chain an S-70B Seahawk attached to the Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • An Australian Navy Sailor talks with Midshipman 1st Class Nick Galanos, temporarily assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), while aboard the Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Newcastle.

  • Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) steams alongside aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Midshipman 3rd Class Anarsh Ghosh participates in a small arms qualification.

  • Midshipman 1st Class Evan Ladner from participates in a small arms qualification.

  • A midshipman participates in a small arms qualification.

  • Seaman Recruit Joel Simpson from Delaware, Ohio and Seaman Apprentice Jared Williamson from Livermore Falls, Maine stand lookout.

  • An E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 conducts an arrested recovery on the flight deck.

  • An F/18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 conducts an arrested recovery on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Jeff Mendoza from Austin, Texas uses a microscope to repair a circuit card.

  • Sailors work on the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 in the hangar bay.

  • Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Mary Yohn from Dededo, Guam assigned to the Jolly Rogers Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 puts a probe into a fuel tank in the hangar bay.

  • Sailors participate in a firefighting drill on the flight deck.

  • A Sailor prepares firefighting equipment during a drill on the flight deck.

  • Midshipmen participate in a barricade drill with Sailors on the flight deck.

  • Midshipmen participate in a barricade drill with Sailors on the flight deck.

  • Midshipmen participate in a barricade drill with Sailors on the flight deck.

  • Damage Controlman 3rd Class Alexandria Atzler from Geer, S.C. arranges a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in the hangar bay.

  • Midshipmen participate in a barricade drill with Sailors on the flight deck.

  • Sailors remove a net off cargo on the flight deck.

  • NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 5, 2013) – A Sailor signals an HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 to lift off the flight deck.

  • NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 5, 2013) – A Sailor signals an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 to launch off the flight deck.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Michael J. Steinbeck signals an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 on the flight deck.

  • An HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 lifts off of the flight deck.

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

  • A Sailor signals an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 to lift off the flight deck.

  • Sailors teach Midshipman firefighting techniques during a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay.

  • Midshipman practice hose handling techniques during a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay.

  • Sailors perform maintenance on an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 on the flight deck.

  • Sailors cross the stage during a frocking ceremony in the hangar bay.

  • Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Curtis Keesee from Carrollton, Va. assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 sands down a tool box for re-painting in the hangar bay.

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

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 flies over the flight deck.

  • Sailors gather in the hangar bay for a frocking ceremony.

  • An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 flies over the flight deck.

  • Sailors participate in a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay.

  • Sailors practice firefighting techniques during a general quarters drill.

  • Sailors participate in a general quarters drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier.

  • An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 performs an arrested recovery on the flight deck.

  • Sailors prepare apply chocks to aircraft on the flight deck.