The USS Harry S. Truman CVN 75 completed sea trials and returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk for the first time in almost a year. The sea trials consisted of small boat recoveries, testing improved fire systems, performing a series of high-speed turns, catapult testing and a simulated replenishment-at-sea.

Sea trials is a five-day underway that pushes the limits of the ship; a true shakedown,” said Truman’s Executive Officer Capt. Cassidy Norman. “Everything we’ve done for the past year has been building up to this moment. I’m proud to finally have our ship back out on the waterfront.”

“This is the big leagues now,” said ship’s boatswain, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Erik Allison. “It’s time for our Sailors to showcase and build on their knowledge of these shipboard evolutions. It’s time to show that we can drop anchor and we can take care of this ship.