USS Dwight D. Eisenhower completes flight deck certification


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has completed its flight deck certifications.

The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier returned to Naval Station Norfolk over the weekend.

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The certification ensures the ship’s flight deck and the sailors who conduct flight operations are capable of safely launching and recovering aircraft.

Navy officials say the certification is a major milestone on the ship’s way to becoming fully mission ready.

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