Truman Collaborates with Shipyards for Upcoming Maintenance Period
Duprey, Susan, Sea Classics
In the process of preparing for USS Harry S. Truman's (CVN-75) January Dry-docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA), both Truman and Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) have taken a positive step in integrating themselves for this maintenance period.
Harry S. Truman entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in January, following nearly two years of operations including a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf.
During Truman's most recent underway, 28 zone managers from NNSY sailed with Truman to see how the ship and her sailors operate while underway. The goal was to see how efficiently the ship's working parts run and what needs the most attention during DPIA. "Very few have seen a ship out to sea and how it operates, seeing what the customer needs," said NNSY Project Superintendent Glenn Edwards.
Shipboard zone managers also get to acquaint themselves with NNSY procedures to help them plan for the upcoming availability. "It's nice to have them see the sailors working," said Truman DPIA Coordinator L/Cmdr. Ed Bluestone. "They can see what we do and how what they do affects the operational impact."
Another huge step in integrating Truman and NNSY is pairing up NNSY zone managers with zone managers from the ship. The paired zone managers are working together to schedule and control all the work to be done. …