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    Ike Prepares for 3MI

    Ike Conducts Carrier Incremental Availability

    Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Marques Franklin | 191023-N-LN243-0005 NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 23, 2019) Hull Maintenance Technician Airman...... read more read more

    NORFOLK, VA, UNITED STATES

    11.14.2019

    Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marques Franklin 

    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)   

    The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) has a new Maintenance, Material and Management (3M) Officer (3MO), Lt. Timothy Holland. He checked aboard less than two months prior to Ike beginning its 3M Inspection (3MI), Jan. 27. With such an important inspection fast approaching, Holland and all Ike Sailors must work together to ensure Ike is ready.

    Prior to Ike going across the Atlantic Ocean, the ship and crew must pass 3MI, which evaluates Ike’s 3M program and ensures the ship is in proper condition for its journey ahead.

    “A ship’s 3M program is important because every ship has an ultimate mission,” said Holland. “Our mission as an aircraft carrier is to launch and recover aircraft. If we cannot achieve this goal because equipment isn’t working properly due to poorly performed maintenance, then the ship has failed as a whole.”

    The 3MI team is slated to embark the Ike on Jan. 27 and has been tasked with determining the effectiveness of the command's 3M program in managing the accomplishment of maintenance.

    “The overall purpose of 3MI is to ensure the planned maintenance schedule (PMS) performed matches the installed equipment, ensure PMS completed was done correctly and in accordance with the MRC and to analyze the recorded reasons for non-accomplishment of PMS to determine ship-wide and departmental trends, and actions taken to improve PMS,” said Master Chief Electronics Technician Debra Lee, 3M assistant aboard Ike.

    Departments throughout the ship are double checking their equipment and paperwork to ensure the inspection goes smoothly.

    “Work center supervisors (WCS) need to train, train, train,” said Lee. “It’s important to review all 3M gazette's and conduct training to ensure all Sailors are ready for the inspection ahead.”

    The next few months are sure to be heavy with maintenance, but Holland is confident Ike has the tools to succeed during 3MI.

    “Ike has a good 3M program,” said Holland. “I am here to help propel the Ike over the hump by getting all departments from the khaki’s to junior Sailors to buy into our program so that we can show the nation we’re ready."

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    Date Taken: 11.14.2019
    Date Posted: 11.14.2019 14:17
    Story ID: 351766
    Location: NORFOLK, VA, US 

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