Patch
Duty Station Details

Strength
Aircraft Carrier
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Year
1975 - Present

Description


Construction of the third nuclear-powered and second Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), referred to as IKE, was authorized by Congress in 1970.

The carrier, named after General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was christened Oct. 11, 1975 by Mrs. Mamie Doud-Eisenhower, the ship's sponsor and late president's wife.  Eisenhower was commissioned in October of 1977 under the command of Capt. William E. Ramsey and assigned to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

After 14 months of fleet training, the ship made her first deployment in 1978.

In October 1985, after her fourth deployment, IKE sailed into Newport News Shipbuilding dry dock for a complex overhaul.  The 18-month shipyard period included the addition of the Close-in Weapons System, NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, Navy Tactical Data System, Anti-submarine Warfare module, communications upgrades and berthing refurbishments.  IKE rejoined the fleet in April 1987.

IKE completed her sixth deployment in 1990 during the world-wide "Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial," celebrating the 100th anniversary of the late president's birth.

In January 1993, IKE entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for overhaul and conversion and returned to the fleet Nov. 12, 1993.

In September 1994, IKE and the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division made history with the concept of "adaptive force packaging." The division's soldiers and equipment were loaded aboard and the Navy-Army team headed for Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to spearhead Operation Uphold Democracy, the U.S.-led effort to restore the country's democratically elected government.

One month later, IKE departed for a six-month deployment which included flying missions in support of Operations Southern Watch and Deny Flight.  This deployment marked the first time women deployed as crew members of a U.S. Navy combatant ship - the IKE/Carrier Wing Three/COMCRUDESGRU Eight team included more than 400 women.

In February 2000, IKE departed Norfolk for its "Millennium Cruise" to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf.  This deployment marked a milestone in the ship's history when the embarked air wing made its first combat ordnance delivery while operating in support of Operation Southern Watch in Iraq.

IKE entered the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard for her mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul in May 2001. The ship returned to Norfolk in January 2005.

In October 2006, IKE deployed for the first time since 2000, operating in support of troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan and conducting Maritime Security Operations.

In July 2009, IKE completed a six month deployment to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf.

In January 2010, departed Norfolk, Va., to return to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf to provide continued support to Operation Enduring Freedom missions, returning in July of the same year.

In September of 2010, IKE sailed to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a regularly-scheduled planned incremental availability.

IKE completed its availability period in June 2011, returning to homeport at Norfolk Naval Station.

 




Duty Station Videos 
 
 

7197 Members Who Served in This Duty Station


 

  • Aaron, Bennie, CWO4, (1981-2007)
  • Abatsis, Charles, PO2, (1986-2000)
  • Abbott, Ernie, AN, (1980-1984)
  • Abbott, Robert, PO1, (1990-2010)
  • Abbott, Shaun, LTJG, (1990-2011)
  • Abdulsalam, Yousef, SCPO, (1999-2007)
  • Abeasi, MacBride, ENS, (1997-Present)
  • Abel, Jason, CPO, (1992-2007)
  • Abel, Jonathan, CWO3, (1988-2009)
  • Abell, Thomas, SCPO, (1980-2000)
  • Abernathy, Tanesha, PO2, (1998-2006)
  • Abia-Okon, Rana, PO2, (1996-2006)
  • Abigando, Sarah, CPO, (1994-2012)
  • ABLIAN, LEOMAR, PO2, (2006-Present)
  • Abram, Kenyatta, PO3, (1998-2002)
  • Abramowski, Christopher, PO1, (1992-2013)
  • Abreu, Brandon, PO3, (2004-2007)
  • ABREU, J, PO3, (2005-2010)
  • Abron, Gerald, PO3, (1996-2004)
  • Abron, Jerome, PO2, (1996-2008)
  • Abueg, Ralph, PO3, (1998-2007)
  • Acampa, Mark, CPO, (1983-2009)
  • Accomando, Jon, CWO3, (1992-Present)
  • Acevedo Jr., George, PO2, (1984-1994)
  • Acevedo, Nelson, PO1, (1980-1996)
  • Aceves, Alejandro, CPO, (1999-Present)
  • Acosta, Jesus, PO3, (2002-Present)
  • Acosta, Tracy, PO1, (1995-2007)
  • Adair, Harry, LT, (1990-Present)
  • Adams, Calvin, PO1, (1989-2007)
  • Adams, Charlese, PO3, (1997-2003)
  • Adams, Clifford, PO1, (1976-1996)
  • Adams, David, PO1, (1980-1993)
  • Adams, Garrett, LT, (1997-Present)
  • Adams, Gayln, PO2, (2004-2008)
  • Adams, Jermaine, PO2, (1996-2010)
  • Adams, Karl, CPO, (1981-1999)
  • Adams, Michael, PO1, (2002-Present)
  • Adams, Natascha, PO2, (1999-2011)
  • Adams, Paul, CPO, (1980-2000)
  • Adams, Raymond, PO1, (1976-1997)
  • Adams, Sean, PO1, (1998-2007)
  • Addie, Stanley, CPO, (1989-Present)
  • Adkins, Billy, PO1, (1981-1996)
  • Adkins, James, CPO, (1978-1998)
  • Adorno, Ronald, PO3, (2004-2008)
  • Ago, Remylou, PO1, (2006-Present)
  • Agostini Jr., Jorge, PO1, (1998-2007)
 

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 Excellence Awards 
 

Award for Combat Systems Excellence on board the Aircraft Carriers Deck Seamanship Award Excellence Award for the best Damage Control Crews Excellence Award for the best Medical Departments (Blue)

Excellence Award Weapons Navigation Award Maritime Warfare Excellence Award Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award

Command & Control Excellence Award Logistics Management Excellence Award Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) Ship Safety Award Battenberg Cup

 
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Associations
 
Duty Station History
 
Battle/Operations History
 
Duty Station Timeline
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
2012
Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary)
Criteria
Individuals authorized the award of this medal must have been deployed abroad for service in the Global War on Terrorism operations on or after September 11, 2001, and to a future date to be determine ... More
2010
Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary)
Criteria
Individuals authorized the award of this medal must have been deployed abroad for service in the Global War on Terrorism operations on or after September 11, 2001, and to a future date to be determine ... More
2009
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
2007
Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary)
Criteria
Individuals authorized the award of this medal must have been deployed abroad for service in the Global War on Terrorism operations on or after September 11, 2001, and to a future date to be determine ... More
2007
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
2001
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
2000
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1999
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1998
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
1995
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
1995
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1994
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1994
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
1992
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
1992
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
1990
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1990
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
1990
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1988
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1985
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
1983
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer ... More
1983
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1983
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1983
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1983
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1981
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
1980
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1980
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer ... More
1980
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer ... More
1980
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1979
 
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