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.
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