Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Destiny Cheek | Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Byron Gray, from Las Vegas does a spot check on a catapult expansion joint with Chief Sonar Technician Surface Jesse Chapman, from Polusbo, Wash., aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as part of a 3M Self-Assessment. Stennis is currently undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Destiny Cheek/Released)
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BREMERTON, Wash. – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) completed a four-day Maintenance and Material Management (3M) Self-Assessment, Aug. 30.
The self-assessment was used to evaluate Stennis on how well the ship conducted and accounted for maintenance through the 3M program.
"3M Self-Assessment is a comprehensive review of administration, organization, and application of our program,” said Lt. Loren Nichols, Stennis’ 3M officer, from Aberdeen, S.D. “We do self-assessments to ensure our standards remain high and as a ship we stay mission ready,”
During the assessment, more than 140 Planned Maintenance System procedural evaluations were conducted to test maintenance personnel’s level of knowledge and to ensure correct maintenance procedures were being performed.
According to Nichols, proper 3M allows the ship to maintain the necessary operational standards and ensures the ship meets its expected life span.
Stennis is currently undergoing a Docked Planned Incremental Availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
For more news from USS John C. Stennis visit www.stennis.navy.mil or www.facebook.com/stennis74.
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