U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Ike begins training and evaluation programs

November 23, 2015 9:21 PM

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U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Ike begins training and evaluation programs

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier, departed from its home port to begin Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem.

The programs are unit-level training designed to prepare the ship and its crew for full integration into a carrier strike group. The evaluation will measure sailors' proficiency in a variety of operations, including recovering from casualties, damage control, and combat readiness. The performance wi...

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