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Afloat Training Group Performs Assessment on USS John C Stennis; Dominic Gamez Comments

An Afloat Training Group has conducted a Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment on the USS John C. Stennis prior to the aircraft carrier’s return to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton.

The service branch said Thursday the ULTRA-S test was performed to help John C. Stennis achieve mission readiness and prepare the aircraft carrier’s capacity to carry out a variety of missions.

ATG observed, assessed and evaluated the sailors’ shipboard watchstanding, warfighting and damage control capacities through drills that determined the quality of CVN 74’s ongoing training programs and mission readiness.

“We want to know that the fleet can trust this particular ship to sustain itself in any kind of casualty,” said Dominic Gamez, Petty Officer 1st Class and ATG assessor.

“What we are looking for is safety compliance, that all safety procedures are going well and while combating a casualty, how well the motivation is and [to] make sure they meet the particular wickets we are looking for.”

ATG deemed USS John C. Stennis as prepared to conduct future tasks after the ULTRA-S that covered general quarters drills that requires sailors to report to damage control repair lockers, prepare the ship for damage as well as seek out and respond to simulated casualties.

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