USS Theodore Roosevelt’s AIMD, Weaopns Department Conduct Equipment Testing Evolution

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Evolution Sailors attached to USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) and Weapons Department conducted load testing on aerial equipment, Dec. 11.The testing helps prepare Sailors for operational conditions during the ship’s last year of refueling complex overhaul (RCOH). The testing included the loading of an AOQ-99 jamming pod and an AWW-13 data pod using a hoist. The equipment has not been used since TR first entered RCOH at Newport News Shipbuilding in August 2009.“Today, we demonstrated how to operate the equipment that the shipyard has provided to us,” said Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman (AW/SW) Steve Newman. “We have a new configuration in our mezzanine – it’s more user-friendly and safer for our Sailors to use. We sent our Sailors to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to gain experience in our rate, but this is the first time we have used this equipment since 2009.”Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class (AW) Amy Ricker of AIMD, one of the leading Sailors who participated, is one of the few Sailors in the evolution with experience in working the equipment.“We load tested our hoist and made sure our systems were working, which include the rails and storage racks,” said Ricker. “This test was necessary so that, when we become operational, everything is in working order. We did as well as we could with what we currently have, and with many of our Sailors having little to no experience being in the shipyards and not out to sea. We did great.”Because this evolution was the first exercise with AIMD equipment for many of the Sailors aboard, the testing was another big step for TR as the ship gets closer to rejoining the fleet.“This was my first experience working in any aspect of my rate as an Aviation Electronics Technician,” said Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Adrienne Atkinson of AIMD. “It’s great because I’m learning what I will be doing out at sea, and I think I did pretty awesome for my first time. For now, I have to read up on my rate and get qualified, so I can do this when our ship becomes operational, and when my time comes.”It was a good day for Sailors attached to AIMD and Weapons, according to Newman.“Yesterday, we were Sailors rehabbing spaces and doing shipyard work,” said Newman. “Today, we were AIMD Sailors. This evolution shows who we really are and what we can do out to sea, and I’m pretty stoked about that.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 13, 2012; Image: US Navy USS Theodore Roosevelt’s AIMD, Weaopns Department Conduct Equipment Testing Evolution Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt’s AIMD, Weaopns Department Conduct Equipment Testing Evolution View post tag: Department View post tag: AIMD View post tag: Theodore View post tag: Roosevelt’s View post tag: Naval View post tag: testing View post tag: conduct December 13, 2012 View post tag: Weaopns View post tag: USS View post tag: equipment Share this articlelast_img read more

Notable events on this day in Sports

first_imgMay 23, 1997BOXING – Mike Tyson takes questions during a press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas ahead of his WBA heavyweight title rematch against Evander Holyfield.Tyson lost to Holyfield in 1996 when the referee stopped the fight in the 11th round to give the latter his third heavyweight championship and the rematch was scheduled for June 28.In the second fight Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear twice, tearing off a piece of cartilage and spitting it out, to earn a disqualification while he also had his boxing licence revoked.May 23, 1998 MOTOR RACING – Germany’s Michael Schumacher poses next to his Ferrari during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.Schumacher qualified fourth but multiple collisions during the race dropped him down to 10th, while McLaren-Mercedes’ Mika Hakkinen took the victory.Schumacher won six races that season but finished second in the drivers’ championship, 14 points behind Hakkinen who took home his maiden title.May 23, 1999 CRICKET – Pakistan captain Wasim Akram celebrates after his side beat Australia in the group stage of the World Cup to put one foot in the Super Six stage.Akram picked up four wickets to ensure Pakistan won the match by 10 runs and they eventually topped the group to qualify along with Australia and New Zealand.Pakistan reached the final that year to face the same opposition but were beaten by Australia, who won the match by eight wickets to lift the first of their three consecutive World Cup titles.May 23, 2001 SOCCER – Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn celebrates winning the Champions League after a penalty shootout against Valencia at the San Siro stadium, Milan.Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta opened the scoring before Stefan Effenburg levelled proceedings. The two sides could not be separated after extra time, sending the game into a shootout.Kahn made the winning save in sudden death, denying Mauricio Pellegrino, to give Bayern their fourth Champions League title.May 23, 2009 SOCCER – Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is tossed by players during celebrations of the Spanish La Liga title triumph at Camp Nou stadium.Barcelona were gifted their 19th league title without kicking a ball on May 16 when second-placed Real Madrid were beaten 3-2 at Villarreal. Earlier in the month, Barcelona won the Copa del Rey for their first trophy under Guardiola, defeating Athletic Bilbao by 4–1.Barca went on to become the first Spanish side in history to clinch the treble after defeating Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League final.May 23, 2010 BULLFIGHTING – Two bulls fight in the Granice village near Busovaca, about 80km from the capital Sarajevo as thousands of Bosnians gather to watch in a tradition that dates back over 200 years.Bullfighting in Bosnia differs from Spain’s bloody corrida de toros as it does not directly involve humans and the bulls are not killed at the end.In improvised rings or open fields, the bulls, which are often named after celebrities such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and even Vladimir Putin, lock horns, push and joust until one turns and leaves.May 23, 2013 SOCCER – Martina Muller’s second-half penalty proved the difference as Wolfsburg beat two-time winners Lyon 1-0 to lift the trophy for the first time.Victory at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium meant Wolfsburg completed a historic treble after claiming the domestic league and cup titles earlier in the month.May 23, 2015 SOCCER – Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez applauds the Camp Nou crowd after a 2-2 draw against Deportivo La Coruna in his final home game.The former Spain international won 25 trophies in 17 seasons with Barca, making a record 767 appearances.He left his boyhood club to join Al Sadd in 2015 and remained with the Qatari team for four years before being appointed their manager in 2019.May 23, 2015 ATHLETICS – A participant runs through coloured powder in the five-kilometre ‘Get Rainbowed’ race in Prague, Czech Republic.‘Get Rainbowed’ is a family run that promotes the idea of a healthy lifestyle. The course has five colour zones and is lined with sprayers who cover runners with brightly coloured powder.last_img read more

Masters 2019: Tiger Woods’ win spoils his late father’s prediction

first_img Phil Mickelson congratulates Tiger Woods after Masters win: ‘What a great moment’ Tiger Woods not thinking about 18 as Jack Nicklaus says: ‘I’m shaking in my boots’ Tiger Woods’ victory in the Masters is the 15th major tournament championship of his career, three short of tying Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors.Yet it’s his first since the 2008 US Open, which is an eternity in golf. As that lengthy drought went on, it seemed more and more likely that Woods’ late father, Earl Woods, had made a prescient prediction earlier in Tiger’s career. Earl Woods could have answered 18, 19, 20 … or any number. Frankly, a number in the 20s would not have seemed outlandish the way Tiger was dominating the golf world at the time. He thought the conversation was off the record, so he could presumably be frank. Related Newscenter_img Earl Woods predicted Tiger would win 14 majors.Tiger now has won 15 majors. His father would undoubtedly be delighted to see his once seemingly prescient prediction proven wrong. Earl Woods, who died in 2006, was Tiger’s best friend and confidante. He knew his son’s game better than anyone. Fox Sports recounted a tale a few years ago of how someone once asked Earl Woods how many majors his son would end up winning. last_img read more