NORFOLK, VA – Sailors from USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted combined firefighting training September 30 to enhance partnerships and capabilities damage control.
“While we are moored alongside other ships, we must be prepared to provide and receive emergency damage control assistance,” said USS George damage control assistant. HW Bush, Lt. Cmdr. Frédéric Espy. “It is important that our training reflects this.
Since arriving at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Bush has conducted several integrated fire drills with Federal firefighters, but this is the first combined exercise between the two ships since they began sharing a jetty early September.
Sailors aboard Bush conduct headquarters drills twice a week and daily fire drills to better prepare for emergencies.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, James F. Geurts, wrote in a note shortly after the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) fire: “Fire prevention aboard ships is a team sport no matter where the ship is in its life. cycle, and it doesn’t matter who works on the ship. I ask that we all “double down” on fire safety to ensure our safety, the safety of our ships and our sailors, and so that we can provide and maintain a deadly force for our navy. “
Additional combined training between the two ships is planned.
The USS George HW Bush, which is the last of the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, undergoes essential maintenance and modernization throughout its life cycle. These improvements will allow him to return to the fleet in the best combat conditions to support national interests.
|Date posted:||09.30.2020 12:34|
|Site:||PORTSMOUTH, Virginia, United States|
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