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USS Truman completes carrier qualifications

28th September 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman has returned to Naval Station Norfolk (NOB) after completing carrier qualifications and a successful ammunition onload.

Although Truman was not operating with a full air wing during the 16 day underway, the crew managed to accumulate over 800 aircraft launches and recoveries.

After a two-day ammunition onload, Truman and Carrier Air Wing 1 now have the tools to fulfil their mission.

In addition to qualifying its own sailors, Truman also helped to certify training pilots flying T-45C Goshawks.

The vessel is currently anchored at NOB preparing for Tailored Shipboard Test Availability and Final Evaluation Problem.

The ship provides the navy with flexible mission capabilities such as maritime security operations, expeditionary power projection, forward naval presence, crisis response, sea control, deterrence, counter-terrorism, information operations and security cooperation.

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