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PSNS & IMF Detachment Everett completes USS Shoup availability  


By IT1 Thomas McDaniel, PSNS & IMF Everett Detachment


     Bravo Zulu to Team Everett Sailors and civilians who completed a 4-week continuous maintenance availability for guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) on May 5.

 USS Shoup, pierside. (Photo by Jeremy Moore, PSNS & IMF photographer)
     A CMAV is an important intermediate-level maintenance period spanning
no less than 21 days at a time. A ship or submarine enters a CMAV prior to a certification cycle, when all the unit's systems are tested and certified to be in good working order. Without the certifications, the ship or submarine would not be able to deploy.

     During this CMAV, Team Everett performed and certified work to include: fabricating new chain guards, repairing and powder-coating watertight doors, repairing insulation and lagging, providing rigging services to Ship’s Force, plus installing and removing cofferdams to support Ship’s Force and IMF work. 

     Shoup Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jason Edward Rogers expressed appreciation for the work through a naval message.


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