The carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway for sea trials following a nine-month maintenance availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.
Ike’s planned incremental availability began last summer and was supposed to be done in March. It was extended into June due to major pump overhaul and unexpected winter storms, according to the Navy.
“Today we are absolutely ready to get back to sea,” said Capt. Marcus Hitchcock, Ike’s CO. “You can walk around and see the phenomenal changes around the ship.”
Looks like someone is happy to be leaving the yards …