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USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)


USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

USS John C. Stennis: This group is for Navy Parents with children serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, WA.

Members: 101
Latest Activity: Nov 7

Welcome to the USS John C. Stennis Group

Family Services Page for the Stennis:

John C. Stennis Facebook Page

Tiger Cruise Medical Form (PDF Form) : tigercruise.pdf

Discussion Forum

Stennis Email??

Started by Jim Beck. Last reply by Jim Beck May 15, 2013. 18 Replies

Tiger Cruise - 2013

Started by Jim Beck. Last reply by Jim Beck Apr 29, 2013. 59 Replies

Gear Adrift

Started by Jared Hyde. Last reply by Jim Beck Apr 6, 2013. 2 Replies

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Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on November 7, 2014 at 8:58am

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on November 1, 2014 at 2:27pm
Comment by Lawrence J Cullen on October 26, 2014 at 11:30am

My son (AS) is joining the Stennis this Friday. Looking forward to learning more.


Comment by Roy Blaine on October 25, 2014 at 9:07pm

Sort of a late comer to this group... My son is a CS2 on Stennis, recently reassigned from the East Coast.  Proud of his Navy.

Comment by Dennis McMillen on September 22, 2014 at 7:48pm

My son is trying to get out the Nuc program on the Stennis.  Says it is just too many issues.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on July 26, 2014 at 3:13pm

from the Stennis a few minutes ago:

Stennis family, the new network installation is going great! While a portion of the crew still does not have email service, we are on track to be fully restored soon.

Comment by Ray Jones on July 25, 2014 at 3:08pm
My daughter has been on the Stennis for almost 5 years and is now been reassigned. I have done 2 Tiger Cruises on the ship and have enjoyed the contact with other dads on this site and on the TCs. They were 2 of the most amazing weeks of my life and will enjoy the pics for years to come. I am in Real Estate in the Houston, Texas area and work with many Vets as does my wife who does loans for them through the VA or Veterans Land Board. We love our Vets in Texas!!! Thanks for sharing all with me here. Ray
Comment by Martin Crozier on April 14, 2014 at 1:16pm

CAPT Mike Wettlaufer,

I was informed my son will be aboard your ship as of 18july2014

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on January 23, 2014 at 11:26pm

Stennis Family,

As 2014 begins, I am very excited about our progress to date and opportunities that lie ahead. Your Sailors have accomplished a great deal and their hard work is helping make it possible for Stennis to depart Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, complete it’s Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA), and return to the Fleet on schedule so we can meet our operational commitments and contribute to our nation’s defense.

The Stennis and PSNS & IMF team got back to work with renewed vigor after the holiday period and we are seeing positive results. Already, sections of two newly-refurbished propeller shafts have been re-installed, and, following months of repairs and new equipment upgrades, the scaffolding around our flight deck island is being removed. Soon, the big “74” will be visible once again. Simply put, remarkable progress is being made daily!

On January 14, 213 of our first-class petty officers took the next step in their careers by participating in Chief Petty Officer advancement exams. Becoming a chief in the U.S. Navy is an extraordinary milestone, steeped in rich tradition, for our enlisted leaders and we wish them “good luck” going forward!

Later that day, I had the honor of speaking with the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League at their monthly luncheon to update them on the status of our DPIA and highlight the numerous accomplishments your Sailors have made not only on the ship but also with their involvement in local community projects. I was truly humbled by the tremendous appreciation and support everyone expressed for our crew. Stennis and the Navy League maintain an enduring partnership and share the belief that our country, as a maritime nation, depends on a strong Navy to preserve our national defense and economic well-being.

While we are laser focused on executing our industrial work package, we do take time to honor the memory and legacy of our nation’s heroes. We recently honored the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a ceremony in the ship’s forecastle. We celebrated Dr. King’s legacy and noted how his messages on unity, civil rights, service, and opportunity are reflected in our Navy core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.

Lastly, I’d like to thank all our Stennis families and friends for your continued support. Working on an aircraft carrier, particularly while in an industrial shipyard environment, can be stressful. Having a healthy support system at home is a positive influence and certainly helps us maintain focus on executing every job safely. Our families and supporters are force multipliers providing motivation behind all we do!

That is all for now, but be sure to continue to follow us on Facebook to keep pace with the great work your Stennis team is doing every day.

All the best,

CAPT Mike Wettlaufer
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Commanding Officer

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on December 6, 2013 at 11:24am

Stennis Frocks New Petty Officers...

Story Number: NNS131205-18Release Date: 12/5/2013 11:37:00 PM
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christian B. Martinez

BREMERTON, Wash (NNS) -- Two hundred and eighty Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) were advanced to their next rank during a frocking ceremony held at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton gym Dec. 5.

Stennis' commanding officer Capt. Michael Wettlaufer reminded every newly frocked petty officer to embrace their new leadership responsibilities and make the most of every day.

"I need you to lead your Sailors every day," said Wettlaufer. "What you do today effects our operations tomorrow."

While the newly frocked petty officers will wear the rank of the next higher pay grade, they will not receive their pay raise until officially promoted, which occurs in three increments a year.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Joseph Payne, from Jacksonville, Fla., who was frocked in the ceremony, was eager to assume the new responsibilities that come with becoming a new petty officer.

"I'm excited because it feels good to receive the responsibility and trust that comes with being a petty officer," said Payne. "It is a great opportunity to show I can get the job done."

Many Sailors credited their advancement to the continued support of the command and their fellow Sailors.

"It would have been very difficult to pass the exam without the support of my peers and supervisors," said Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Jonte Johnson, from Miami, Fla. "They were always there to give me the tools I needed to succeed and the encouragement to study."

Stennis is currently undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.


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