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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) ("Ike") is an aircraft carrier currently in service with the United States Navy. Commissioned in 1977.

Veterans: 55
Latest Activity: Jul 17

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S-2 Division shipmates

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Comment by Jim Spencer on June 26, 2010 at 10:19am
I reported to Ike in Mar. of 1977. She was still being built and we had to live in Carter Hall on The Norfolk Naval Base. The guys that got there first were living in townhouses in Newport News, We moved aboard in May of 77. Newport News wasn't too bad the greasy spoons were good places to hang out. They even had a nice mall back then. I went through all the sea trials, the first Med Cruise and most of the IO Cruise. We all thought The Ike sucked while we were onboard, it's only after looking back that we realize there were some good times too.
Comment by Raymond Littleton Highers, III on June 26, 2010 at 2:46am
I was stationed on the IKE from 02/2000 to 06/2002. We deployed on the Millenium Cruise in 2000 to the Mediterranean and Arabian/Persian Gulf. I was the LCPO for CS7 Divison.
Comment by Larry Fiorillo on February 1, 2010 at 2:20pm
She was my first command out of A school. I had some great times on board her.
Comment by Gary F. Moeller on December 17, 2009 at 4:23pm
Was on the Ike for 1.5 cruises and a refueling at Newport News Shipyard. Was the IM5 Division Chief for a good part of the time, and while in the yards was the ship's Transportation Chief. I ran the bus company for the ship during that time, and along with my Warrant Officer, helped create the large sailor only parking lot along the railroad tracks. Boy, did we put in some long hours during all that! My CWO4 and I took turns being out there directing traffic the first week or two it was open. Se we were getting there at 0500 and leaving in the evening as late as 2100. Long days! Once we were underway again, I was Repair 1A Locker Chief, then i think I was with 1F. Anyway, I was in the thick of DC stuff. I was also the Departmental Damage Control Chief. Between running the IMRL then doing all the damage control stuff, I probably knew that ship better than just about anyone on board!
Comment by Glenn Johnson on August 18, 2009 at 12:52pm
As a member of VAW 121 "The Bluetails" I had many occasion to serve aboard Ike. Thankfully I never had to do a full cruise but I came close when me and a few of my squadron mates were COD'ed aboard during the Med cruise of 83'. I came aboard on Aug 11 and didn't disembark until we pulled back onto Pier 1 in Dec. The day she pulled out for her next cruise I headed for A school in Memphis. By the time I got back to my squadron the ship was heading for refit in Newport News. My last time on Ike was the work up cruise of 87 where we stopped at Caracas and St Thomas.

"Sweepers, sweepers man your brooms"
Comment by Stephen Bowser on May 18, 2009 at 8:49am
I was station on the IKE in the early 90's. I was attached to the AIMD department. I started in IM-1 then later transferred to IM-4. I had a great time on the ship. We had a good crew and alot of fun.
Comment by david lauderdale on January 25, 2009 at 7:45pm
I was on IKE in the mid to late 80's,taken several med cruses with her, I would like to know is there anybody that served in V-2 div catapults, There where many good man that I would like to see and slug down a cold one with again. let me know take care
Comment by Ken Colvin on January 14, 2009 at 12:53pm
My time on the Ike was very short! Back around end of '84 I was with VA-85, I had just got back from AN/AAM-60 EOSTS school in North Island,CA. I was TAD at the time to AIMD Oceana. All ofasudden, I got orders to check out, and report to VA-75! I and abunch of guys from 75 got sent to Ike, as relief, I, because their FLIR shop's EOSTS test bench was down and I was the only guy on the east coast with the NEC for it. By the time we got aboard, by way of New Jersey, Azores, Rota, and Sigonella, and helo ride to the ship, the guys there had already fixed the thing! So I hung around for about a month (Dec.) and got to see Israel again, and Athens for the 1st time! Then I and a few other guys got sent back home, around Christmas.
Comment by Jim Spencer on November 18, 2008 at 3:52pm
I don't remember cold ones on the flight deck or hot dogs. I do remember being given one piss warm Budweiser and one piss warm Michelob on the hangar deck and it tasted like JP 5. I left in Sept. during that cruise.
Comment by Rick "Dutch" Wegman on August 14, 2008 at 8:47pm
I remember that, very well. Nothing like a couple of cold ones on a flight deck, huh Joel? Plus the hot dogs sucked..........LOL
 

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