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First CVN to Complete an OFRP Cycle: Ike enters Norfolk Navy Shipyards for maintenance and modernization to start her second OFRP Cycle

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 5, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Elizabeth River during the ship's transit to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. Dwight D. Eisenhower is preparing for a planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard during the maintenance phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)

By Rear Admiral Bruce H. Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transited from Naval Station Norfolk to the Norfolk Naval Shipyards on Aug. 5 to begin her second Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) Maintenance Phase. Her first OFRP Sustainment Phase is now complete, and …

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Providing Capability Around the World

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 22, 2015) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) patrols the 7th Fleet area of operation in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Alonzo M. Archer/Released)

By Rear Adm. Jeff Harley Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Operations, Plans and Strategy) A few people have asked if the Navy will have a “carrier gap” in certain regions of the world this year.   Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has stated “Our Navy uniquely provides presence …

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What is the Optimized Fleet Response Plan and What Will It Accomplish?

By U.S. Fleet Forces Command On Jan. 15, during the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, ADM Bill Gortney introduced the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. Below are additional details on the plan. Battling fiscal constraints, dealing with training back-ups and under-manned crews, and flexing with unpredictable deployment schedules, the Navy is …

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