By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Flynn, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Commander, Naval Air Forces, Atlantic, announced aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the 2016 East Coast aircraft carrier Battle “E” award winner, Mar. 28.
The Battle “E” is awarded annually to Navy units that demonstrate superior performance and command readiness throughout a year-long evaluation.
Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific and Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey, commander, Naval Air Forcers, Atlantic, released a joint statement congratulating the recipients of the award.
“Congratulations to USS John C. Stennis (CVN74) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for your selection as the 2016 Battle E Award winners,” wrote Shoemaker and Lindsey. “Additionally, congratulations to all departmental winners for your hard work and demonstrated superior performance. The Sailors and officers of these carriers should be proud of their efforts.”
Truman was awarded the Battle “E” for displaying a maximum condition of readiness and efficiency to perform their wartime responsibilities during the competitive cycle. The ship received excellence awards in all 15 individual department categories to include:
* Air- yellow “E”
* Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance- black “E”
* Combat Systems- green “CS”
* Damage Control- red “DC”
* Deck- black “D”
* Health Services- blue “M”
* Navigation- white ship’s wheel
* Operations- green “E”
* Reactor- red “E”
* Safety- green “E”
* Security- black “S”
* Supply- blue “E”
* Weapons- black “W”
* Carrier Maintenance- purple “E”
* Environmental Protection and Energy Conservation (EPEC) Award
Truman is currently undergoing a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for maintenance and refurbishment of shipboard systems to prepare for future operations. For more news from USS Harry S. Truman, visit www.navy.mil/local.cvn75.