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USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER   (CVN-69)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - India - Kilo - Echo

CLASS - NIMITZ
Displacement 91,300 Tons, Dimensions, 1088' (oa) x 134' x 37' 8" (Max)
Armament 3 Sea Sparrow-SAM, Starting with CVAN-70 4 20mm CIWS, 90 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 260,000 SHP; 2 Westinghouse (A4W) Reactors Driving Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 35+ Knots, Crew 5617.


Operational and Building Data

Built by Newport News. Laid down 15 August 1970, launched 11 October 1975, commissioned 18 October 1977.

Ordered as an Attack Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Propulsion) (CVAN). Redesignated as a Multi-Purpose Carrier (Nuclear Propulsion) (CVN) 30 June 1975.

Status:   Active, In Commission. Homeported at Norfolk, Va.


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CVN-69 is named after General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th President of the United States of America (1953-1961).

Bringing to the Presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the Cold War. He pursued the moderate policies of "Modern Republicanism," pointing out as he left office, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world."

It was during the eight years of President Eisenhower's administration that the Navy's nuclear shipbuilding program experienced significant growth: contracts were awarded for 27 nuclear-powered attack submarines, the first 14 Polaris submarines, and the first three nuclear-powered surface ships (USS Long Beach, USS Enterprise, and USS Bainbridge.)

Image courtesy of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower web site
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Four pictures taken on Saturday, 11 October 1975, as the ship was being moved to the outfitting pier at Newport News Shipbuilding after christening.

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At 1111, 11 October 1975, Dwight D. Eisenhower slid down the ways and entered the water, at which point eight tugs assisted her across the James River to Pier 2 at the shipyard. Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller addressed the crowd of over 8,000 at one point in the ceremony, and dignitaries in attendance included Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf II, ADM James L. Holloway, III (Chief of Naval Operations), ADM Hyman G. Rickover (Navy Nuclear Propulsion Director), ADM Isaac C. Kidd, Jr. (Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet) former Ambassador John S.D. Eisenhower, son of the late President, Virginia Governor Mills E. Godwin, Jr., and CAPT Ramsey. The vice president warned the audience that Dwight D. Eisenhower should help them to recognize that the Republic could not fall behind East Bloc expansion to become "the second greatest seapower."

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Underway in the Atlantic.

U.S. Navy video.
Format: MPG (silent)  Duration: 15"  Size: 352 x 240

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Circa 1977. Great view of flight deck layout.

US Navy photo, from the National Archives.

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) alongside the nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser USS California (CGN-36) whilst on a training exercise in the Caribbean in 1978.

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Marinette (YTB-791) underway at Naval Station Mayport, FL., circa March 1978. In the background moored at the pier at left USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), at right USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).

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Bow-on view, sometime in 1978-1985. Official US Navy photo.

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Mediterranean Sea, July 6, 1979 — A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), foreground, with a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter at the stern, as she is relieved by USS Independence (CV-62) at the end of Ike's first overseas deployment. US Navy photo by PHC C. Pedrick (DVIC id: DNSC8200317).

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway, probably in the late 1970s–early 1980s.

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Postcard of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway, late 1970s–early 1980s.

Omar Rubido, former member of Armada Española (Spanish Navy)
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Four LTV A-7E Corsair II aircraft of Attack Squadron (VA) 12 "Flying Ubangis" in their low-visibility paint scheme. VA-12 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 1979–1985. The squadron was disestablished on 1 October 1986. U.S. Navy publication Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons, Volume 1: The History of VA, VAH, VAK, VAL, VAP and VFA Squadrons, Chapter 2 Attack Squadron Histories for VA-1E to VA-23.

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Postcard of a turn-over with USS Nimitz (CVN-68). This photo was probably taken on 7 May 1980.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) departed Pier 12, Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. on 15 April 1980 with Carrier Group Four commanded by Rear Admiral Byron R. Fuller and the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) embarked for the 12,000 nautical mile transit around Cape Horn, South Africa to the Indian Ocean and then on to Gonzo Station, located off the coast of Oman. The turnover with Nimitz on 7 May 1980 was uneventful but was the beginning of Ike's history-making record of 254 days at-sea with only one liberty visit, which occured from 17–22 July in Singapore.

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Two more pictures probably taken on the same occasion (see above). Escorts are the nuclear-powered guided-missile cruisers USS California (CGN-36), left, and USS South Carolina (CGN-37), right background.

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An aerial port starboard beam view, from front to back, of the combat stores ship USS Mars (AFS-1), the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41) underway in the Indian Ocean, November 10, 1980. US Navy photo (DVIC id: DNSC8402673).

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A port bow view of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway, leading USS John Hancock (DD-981) and other ships. Official U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Ron Thigpen.

Photo is dated July 1981. Ike conducted TYT I&II and READEX 2-81 in the Puerto Rican OPAREA, 6–23 July.

(Photo available from the DefenseImagery.mil, id.: DN-SC-87-05626.)

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An aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway, possibly taken on the same occasion as photo NS026986 above. Ike's escorts are, clockwise from upper left, the destroyer USS Comte De Grasse (DD-974), the frigate USS Garcia (FF-1040), and the destroyers USS John Hancock (DD-981) and USS Nicholson (DD-982). Official U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Ron Thigpen.

(Photo available from the DefenseImagery.mil, id.: DN-SC-87-05128.)

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The command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) leads a British Type 42 DDG, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), the British CVL HMS Invincible (R05) and other ships. Official U.S. Navy photo.

Photo is dated "1981." Between 20 August and 7 October, Ike deployed to the North Atlantic and participated in Magic Sword, Ocean Venture '80 and '81 and Ocean Safari, collectively billed as NATO's largest joint maritime exercises in 25 years, operating with British, Canadian, Danish, Dutch, French, Portuguese and West German naval and air forces, including 83 ships and submarines.

(Photo available from the DefenseImagery.mil, id.: DN-SC-87-05627.)

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An aerial port view of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) as crewmen stand in formation to spell "IKE" on the flight deck, August 1983. Official US Navy photo.

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Air-to-air left side view of a Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo 155703) from attack squadron VA-65 "Tigers." Photo is dated 1 August 1983. At the time, VA-65 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7) aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). Photo taken by PH2 Parlsey, USN. Photo available from DefenseImagery.mil (id: DN-SC-85-08811).

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These pictures "were taken off of Bermuda in [early May] 1985 enroute back to our homeport—NB, Norfolk, VA. As you can see, we got about 2/3rds of the MarDet up on the bow for this picture. I, then-Capt R.S. Rayfield, Jr, USMC was Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, then-1stLt J. J. Bocchino, USMC was my Executive Officer; 1stSgt Holmes was detachment first sergeant and we had GySgt Ballou as detachment gunnery sergeant. We had to slow to 5 knots to get this picture taken by one of the helicopters from HS-5 'Nightdippers' from Carrier Air Wing 7 embarked aboard Ike. USS Dwight D. Eishenhower was commanded by then-CAPT R.C. Macke, USN and the Executive Officer was then-CDR William B. 'T-Ball' Hayden, USN. Both the CO and XO retired as admirals."

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"Part of the MarDet in formation on the f'c'sle. We could only have 2/3's of the detachment in any one picture because the other 1/3 were on duty at their stations."

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"Marine Detachment in formation on the hangar deck to receive the U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, the Honorable William Hewitt, formerly president and CEO of John Deere Tractor Company. He is [the] tall one in the tan suit; CAPT Macke is the tall Naval Officer in summer whites. I am escorting them through the formation for Ambassador Hewitt to inspect the Marines." 6 August 1985.

Then Capt. R.S. Rayfield, Jr., USMC, was the Commanding Officer, Marine Detachment, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 1984–85.

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An elevated beam view of the aircraft carriers (front to back) USS America (CV-66), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) moored at piers No. 11 and 12, Naval Station Norfolk, VA, sometime between October 18th and 26th, 1985.

America returned from Exercise Ocean Safari on 9 October, and Nassau (LHA-4), readily visible in the background, on 12 October. John F. Kennedy arrived in Norfolk on 18 October, after post-overhaul trials and a visit to Fort Lauderdale, FL. Nimitz arrived from the Med on 4 October. IKE had returned from the Caribbean on 22 August and began a COH at Newport News on 26 October.

U.S. Navy photo, available from DefenseImagery.mil as # DN-SC-86-02405.

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An Attack Squadron (VA) 34 "Blue Blasters" KA-6D Intruder refuels a Fighter Squadron (VF) 142 "Ghostriders" F-14A Tomcat in flight, during an air show off the coast of Caracas, Venezuela, 12 July 1987. The aircraft were assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Jeffrey Loshaw. (Photo available from DefenseImagery.mil, id DN-ST-87-10386.)

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A May 1987 image showing the application of low-visibility grey camouflage, reduced size dark grey insignia and dark grey unit markings on a Lockheed S‑3A Viking of Antisubmarine Squadron (VS) 31 "Topcats," compared with former grey and white finish and colourful markings. VS-31 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) at this time. Photo Robert L. Lawson/US Navy.

Photo and text text from United States Navy Aircraft since 1911, by Gordon Swanborough and Peter M. Bowers.

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A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway off the coast of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Atlantic Ocean (AOC), 20 November 1987. Photo by LT. Azzolina (# DNST8801724).

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An F-14A Tomcat assigned to Fighter Squadron (VF) 142 "Ghostriders" about to launch from one of the waist catapults, circa 1987–1989.

Photo from the Charleston Naval Shipyard photo lab, now in the collection of Mr. Palmer Olliff.

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Believed to have been taken off Marseille, France, in April 1988 or June 1990.

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An air-to-air left side view of a C-2A Greyhound Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) aircraft, BuNo 162153, from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VR) 24. The aircraft, which was flying in support of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), was based at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily. Photo dated 1 July 1988. U.S. Navy photo by LCDR Leenhouts, available from DefenseImagery.mil, id. DN-SC-89-09037.

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), as seen from the Spanish aircraft carrier Príncipe de Asturias, during a multi-national exercise in the Mediterranean, near Italy, in late May 1990.

Two more aircraft carriers are partly visible in photo NS026944e: the Italian Giuseppe Garibaldi, in the middle distance, and a British Invincible-class ship (background).

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and embarked Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7) took part in Operation Desert Shield, August 1990, after Iraqi tanks and troops poured across the borders from Iraq into Kuwait. (Note that CVW-7 did not include any A-7 Corsair II squadron.)

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Carrier Air Wing 3 stayed in Norfolk and Ike transported some 2,200 troops, 51 helicopters, equipment, ammunition and vehicles from the US Army's 10th Mountain Division.

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Underway, possibly in the second half of the 1990s.

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"Ike" inbound to the Norfolk Naval Station — she has Ft. Monroe/Old Point Comfort light on her starboard side. Photo believed to have been taken in the late 1990s.

(Thanks to CAPT Will Dossel, USN, who provided this info).

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Norfolk, Va., June 10, 1998 — The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) gets a little shove out to sea as she departs for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Mediterranean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Ronald Strickland (# 980610-N-2114S-037).

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June 10, 1998 — Crewmembers on board USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) man the rails as the ship begins her departure. The carrier was enroute to the Mediterranean for a six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Sarah E. Isaacs (# 980610-N-6466I-003).

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Underway photo believed to have been taken during Ike's 1998 Cruise, June 10-December 10. The oiler in the background is possibly USNS Kanawha (T‑AO 196).

Bill Gonyo
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Four official US Navy photos taken during the ship's 10th Med Cruise (1998).

Top:USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) leads most of her Carrier Battle Group: guided missile cruisers USS Anzio (CG-68) and USS Cape St. George (CG-71); guided missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and USS Mitscher (DDG-57); destroyers USS Stump (DD-978) and Deyo (DD-989); and the fast combat support ship USS Supply (AOE-6).
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Sailors stand watch in the Carrier Control Area aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) while operating in the Adriatic Sea, October 15, 1998. U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Brian R. Brunelle (# 981015-N-1271B-001).

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The Royal Navy's frigate HMS Cumberland (F85) executes a sharp turn to port in the Persian Gulf with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the background, 17 November 1998. Both ships were patrolling the Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Shawn Eklund (# 981117-N-6466I-001).

Robert Hurst
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USNS Kanawha (T‑AO 196) refuels USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71) during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), 2 October 1999.

U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class David E. Carter II (# 991002-N-7750C-011).

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An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter hovers near USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), probably during the ship's 2000 Cruise (February 19-August 18).

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Jul. 15, 2000 — The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) eases into quay number 3 in the port of Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates to begin a four-day port visit following a two-month line period in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Chief Gregory S. McCreash (# 000715-N-7412M-003).

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The Indian Ocean, Jul. 22, 2000 — USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) steams in company with USS George Washington (CVN-73) as the two crews conduct a turnover in preparation for Ike's return home and George Washington heading north to support Operation Southern Watch in the Arabian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Gregory S. McCreash. [000722-N-7412M-005].

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Another view, as above. US Navy photo by PH2 David E. Carter II (# 000801-N-7750C-001).

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Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., Aug. 18, 2000 — Aerial view of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) with crew manning the rails. The carrier was returning from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate Second Class David E. Carter II. [000818-N-7750C-001].

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Nov. 3, 2000 — USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) heads for the open ocean as she passes the Thimble Shoals Channel and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. She was conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Gregory S. McCreash (# 001103-N-7412M-001).

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Norfolk, Va., Feb. 8, 2005 — USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) is assisted by tugboats as she is moved to a different pier on board Naval Station Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Christopher B. Long (# 050208-N-7359L-045).

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Atlantic Ocean, Mar. 31, 2005 — An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three One (VFA-131), prepares to make the first fixed-wing aircraft recovery aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in four years. This was the first cycle of flight operations following a four-year mid-life overhaul. Dwight D. Eisenhower was underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Chris Molinari (# 050331-N-5884M-092).

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Atlantic Ocean, Apr. 19, 2005 — Crewmembers aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) spell out "IKE IS BACK" on the ship's flight deck, celebrating the carrier's successful return to the fleet following a four-year, $2.5 billion, mid-life refueling complex overhaul. The aircraft carrier, 27.5 years old, received state-of-the art equipment and technology, enabling her to serve for another 25 years. Ike was underway conducting routine carrier operations in preparation for fulfilling her role in the Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Benjamin Olvey (# 050419-N-4004O-001).

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Norfolk, Va., Sep. 25, 2005 — Air Department personnel assemble the emergency-landing barricade net on the flight deck during a training drill in port. In emergency situations, the barricade is stretched across the carrier's deck to stop aircraft unable to return safely aboard, or to available sites ashore. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher B. Long (# 050926-N-7359L-001).

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Norfolk, Va., Oct. 18, 2005 — USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) gets underway from Pier 12 on board Naval Station Norfolk following the ship's Post Shakedown Availability and Selected Restricted Availability. The carrier, celebrating her 28th birthday, was ready to conduct Sea Trials, ending the final phase of the ship's four-year mid-life overhaul. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Laura A. Moore (# 051018-N-6639M-002).

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Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 3, 2005 — USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), foreground, steams alongside the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) as she conducts an underway replenishment with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). Both carriers were underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting ammunition offloads and underway replenishments. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson (# 051103-N-5345W-071).

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Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 16, 2006 — Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) prepare to launch from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). The carrier and her embarked Air Wing were conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Period. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Scott Wojciechowski (# 060216-N-7318W-003).

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Atlantic Ocean, Mar. 7, 2006 — An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VFA-103) prepares to take off from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). The carrier and Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were underway conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Period. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher B. Long (# 060307-N-7359L-004).

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An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three One (VFA-131) prepares to launch from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 17 April 2006, in the Atlantic Ocean. Ike and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Benjamin D. Olvey (#060417-N-4004O-003).

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VFA-103), prepares to take off from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 28 July 2006, in the Atlantic Ocean. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was underway participating in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Operation Bold Step, an exercise involving more than 16,000 service members from five countries. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (#060728-N-0490C-008).

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) conducts routine operations in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 July 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (#060728-N-0490C-012).

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) conducts routine operations in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 July 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (#060728-N-0490C-020).

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) conducts routine operations in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 July 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (#060728-N-0490C-021).

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An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Tigertails" of Early Warning Squadron One Two Five (VAW-125), launches from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during routine operations in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 July 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (#060728-N-0490C-025).

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Fire Control Technician 3rd Class Adam Price, Fire Control Technician 1st Class Brian Hassett and Fire Control Technician 1st Class Clayton Rausch load a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 5 October 2006. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was in the Atlantic Ocean, on her regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Danals (#061005-N-8907D-001).

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) transits in the Arabian Sea, 20 November 2006, in formation with USS Anzio (CG-68), top, and USS Saipan (LHA-2), bottom, during a photographic exercise (PHOTOEX). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick W. Mullen III (#061120-N-8547M-335).

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As above. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick W. Mullen III (#061120-N-8547M-309).

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The Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf, 16 December 2006. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (#061216-N-0490C-002).

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet with the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 is chained to the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 1 December 2006, in the Arabian Sea. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Johnston (# 061201-N-9946J-001).

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USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) conducting an underway replenishment with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 15 January 2007, in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility. Ike and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). US Navy photo by MC2 Miguel Angel Contreras (#070115-N-0490C-001).

This was a rare six-station Replenishment At Sea (RAS). Because there are not many ships equipped to support an aircraft carrier with a six-station RAS, replenishments of that magnitude are highly uncommon.

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An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 29 March 2007. Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 were conducting a dual-carrier exercise with John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9. This marked the first time both strike groups operated together in a joint exercise while deployed to 5th Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jon Dasbach (#070329-N-6854D-001).

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An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron ( VFA) 131, prepares to launch from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 29 March 2007, in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jon Dasbach (#070329-N-6854D-002).

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A plane handler signals a pilot from the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf, 29 March 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rafael Figueroa Medina (#070329-N-9988F-005).

Alex Tatchin
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Three distant views of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) near Gibraltar, at 0957 on 10 May 2007, as seen from the cruise ship Grand Princess. Ike was bound for Lisbon, Portugal.

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) transit in formation with the Royal Navy's Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R06) in the Atlantic Ocean, 29 July 2007. The three carriers were participating in Operation Bold Step, with more than 15,000 service members from three countries in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay C. Pugh (#070729-N-0535P-423).

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Norfolk, Va., October 14, 2007 — Right to left: USS George Washington (CVN-73), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75).

Photos by John Hummel
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As above. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), center, and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), right.

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) prepares to moor in Naval Station Norfolk, Va., 28 November 2007, following a nine-month planned incremental availability in Norfolk Naval Shipyard. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) is across the pier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan B. Laird (# 071128-N-7241L-016).

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), seen from the deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), as TR was pulling back into Naval Station Norfolk, Va., 13 December 2007.

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) approaches Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a six-month planned incremental availability for maintenance and upgrades, 22 January 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Black (#080122-C-XXXXB-001).

Robert M. Cieri
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A T-45C Goshawk lands on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 22 August 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa-Medina (#080822-N-9988F-003).

Robert M. Cieri
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) transits through the Atlantic Ocean, 22 August 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was conducting carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa-Medina (#080822-N-9988F-005).

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet Strike Fighter assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 approaches supersonic speed during an air power demonstration aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during a Friends and Family Day Cruise off the coast of Virginia, 30 August 2008. The Friends and Family Day Cruise enables guests to experience a day at sea with Sailors assigned to the ship. U.S. Navy photo by ENS Ben Addison (#080830-N-5322A-001).

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 embarked aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) performs a training sortie over the Atlantic Ocean, 22 January 2009, during the Carrier Strike Group 8 Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a training exercise to test capabilities and ensure readiness before a deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Marques Jackson (#090122-N-2971J-022).

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) operates in the Arabian Sea, 26 April 2009, displaying signal flags that read, "NIKE, CVN 69, GR8R, EACH DAY." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group was underway on a regularly scheduled deployment supporting the rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina (#090426-N-9988F-135).

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Three U.S. Navy ships sharing the same hull number, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69), sail in formation in the Arabian Sea, 28 April 2009. The three ships were underway supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina (#090428-N-9988F-815).

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An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 5 "Nightdippers" hovers over the bow of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the Gulf of Oman, 9 May 2009. The helicopter's tail is painted with the Navy digital camouflage design. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Carrier Air Wing Seven were deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command area of responsibility, and were conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jane Campbell (#090509-N-9909C-664).

Chester Morris
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Guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), left, sails alongside aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during flight operations in the North Arabian Sea, 3 May 2010. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group was deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Shonna Cunningham (# 100503-N-0901C-003).

Robert M. Cieri
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99) pull along both sides of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) for a replenishment at sea, 20 May 2010, in the Arabian Sea. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and Farragut were part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and were deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility (AOR). U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Ruben N. Coss (# 100520-N-4573C-104).

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Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) stand in formation on the flight deck in the shape of five stars and 2010 for an end of deployment photo, 11 July 2010, in the Mediterranean Sea. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group was deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist MC3 Shonna Cunningham (# 100711-N-0901C-050).

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Distant views of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) at Naples, Italy, 13 July 2010. Ike visited this Italian port, 13–16 July, just prior to leaving the Mediterranean on her way back home. The carrier had departed Norfolk on 2 January, and returned to her homeport on 28 July.

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Family, friends and shipmates gathered together aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during a memorial service for CAPT Tushar "Haaji" Tembe, 15 November 2011. Tembe was the commanding officer of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and died unexpectedly, 8th November, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rob Rupp (# 111115-N-SR846-111).

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Ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, led by the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), underway in formation at the end of a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean, 16 May 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper (# 120516-N-RY232-182).

Ships are, left to right: Brazilian frigate BNS Independencia (F-44), not part of the CSG; Dwight D. Eisenhower; guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG-58), not part of the CSG; another guided-missile destroyer in the background, either USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79)—not part of the CSG— or USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81); guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG-66); and another guided-missile destroyer, either USS Farragut (DDG-99) or USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109).

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LCDR Seth Stegmaier, a shooter aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), keeps Navy tradition by having a boot-shoot ceremony as a departing shooter, 17 May 2012. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, flagship for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, was underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ridge Leoni (# 120517-N-WZ792-412).

Ron Reeves
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99) operate in the Atlantic Ocean, 26 June 2012. The ships were on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas Of Responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson (# 120626-N-OV802-104).

Ron Reeves
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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, left, and an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Wildcats" of VFA-131 launch from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), in the Arabian Sea, 2 October 2012. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine (# 121002-N-NB538-005).

Ron Reeves
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The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the world's largest naval station, 20 December 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott (# 121220-N-ZN152-178).

Ron Reeves
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Left to right, the aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the world's largest naval station, 20 December 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott (# 121220-N-ZN152-189).

Ron Reeves
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), undergoing a scheduled docking planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA, 16 January 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Horne (# 140116-N-SE064-030).

Robert M. Cieri
Models

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Model of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).

Courtesy of Joel Rosen, Motion Models

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Patches & Memorabilia
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Med Cruise, 1979 (16 Jan–13 Jul)
Contributed by DP1 Scott Cowitt, USN (Ret.)
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Med Cruise, 1979 (16 Jan–13 Jul), Supply Department
Contributed by DP1 Scott Cowitt, USN (Ret.)
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69, Intelligence Center, Instinct for Accuracy
Contributed by Vinny Bottitta
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69, CVW-7,
Med Cruise 88
Contributed by Tommy Trampp
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Operation Desert Shield, 1990
Contributed by Alex Tatchin
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"Atlantic * North Sea * Norwegian Sea * Med * Red Sea * Arabian Sea * Persian Gulf
CVN-69, CVW-7
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"Blue Nose Excursion 92"
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"Y2K Cruise," February 19-August 18, 2000
Contributed by Alex Tatchin
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"MEDGULF 2000"
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"I've been deployed to Afghanistan twice in one year and all I got was this stupid patch—Afghanistan 2.0—JAN 2010–JUL 2010"
Contributed by Tommy Trampp
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 "Superman" patch, Operation Enduring Freedom, 2 January–28 July 2010
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Christening cachet signed by Mrs. Eisenhower
Contributed by S. Dale Hargrave
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For more information about this ship, see:

USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Naval Historical Center Website.)
Crew Contact and Reunion Information
Date: June 19–22, 2008
Place: Branson, MO.
Contact: Peter Wentworth
Address:  
Phone: (309) 643-3304
E-mail: peter@cvn69.com
Web site: http://www.cvn69.com
Remarks:  

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