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Harry S. Truman Wins Battle “E”

Harry S. Truman Wins Battle “E”

Story by PO3 Joseph Phillips on 03/08/2019

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph A.D. Phillips, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic announced March 8 the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) was selected as the East Coast’s CY2018 Aircraft Carrier Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) Award winner.

“The work our men and women have put in throughout 2018 has been nothing short of phenomenal,” said Capt. Nick Dienna, Truman’s commanding officer. “They strive for excellence in everything they do, and this award demonstrates to the American people, and the world, their relentless efforts during an extremely demanding work-up cycle and first-ever DFE [Dynamic Force Employment] deployment.”

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.

These awards include Air Department Yellow E, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Black E, Combat Systems Green CS, Damage Control Red DC, Deck Department White Crossed Anchors with Black D, EPEC award, Health Services Blue M, Navigation White Ship’s Wheel, Operations Green E, Reactor Red E, Safety Green S, Security Black S, Supply Blue E, Weapons Black W and the Carrier Maintenance Purple E.

The Battle “E” is awarded annually to Navy units that demonstrate superior performance and command readiness throughout a year-long evaluation.

Harry S. Truman is currently moored at Naval Station Norfolk conducting targeted maintenance and training, and remains operationally ready.
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