These Stunning Photos Capture Night Ops Aboard The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower 

America’s second oldest operational aircraft carrier, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) is hard at work in the Atlantic training with its escorts and air wing for its next deployment. Part of this training includes executing night operations, just as they would in combat. These photos capture this colorful but dangerous world in awesome detail.

I have worked the Flight Deck on three ships, Independence, Ranger and Kitty Hawk. I was a Fly 1 Blueshirt(Aircraft Handler) and an Elevator Operator/Sound Powered Phone Talker on my first year plus on Independence and in squadrons in the Air Wing of Ranger and The Hawk.

The first time I went up on deck at the age of 19, I was absolutely terrified. One learns to keep one’s head on a swivel. I still have a few scars left on me from a bounce down the deck when I didn’t turn fast enough.

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Watch The F-35C Operate From An Aircraft Carrier In The Dark Of Night

Found this at FoxTrotAlpha.Jalopnik……………………………….

Seeing as that in 1988, I did do a long work up sea period on Nimitz…………and the new toy has finally gone to sea…………..I figured, What the Heck! It finally hit a deck!

I still miss the Intruder and Corsair II though…………………………….

Watch The F-35C Operate From An Aircraft Carrier In The Dark Of Night

Watch The F-35C Operate From An Aircraft Carrier In The Dark Of Night.