16 Jun '17, 3pm

#USNA Midshipmen Experience Life At Sea Aboard Ike:

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- When the crew of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) departed for a sustainment exercise, not only were they joined by Carrier Air Wing 3, Destroyer Squadron 26 and Carrier Strike Group 10, but they soon welcomed some fresh-faced guests from the Naval Academy, March 31. The midshipmen were brought aboard Ike for an extensive tour of the aircraft carrier conducting flight operations to see the full range of roles involved in its mission. They worked with a squadron and learned from junior officers who work in various fields they might choose to pursue. The midshipmen paired up with their squadron for their entire day to get a better understanding of the challenges they will be facing when they transition into the fleet as commissioned officers. "This is the first time we've actually done this," said Lt. Caroline Johnson, aviation...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=99684

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