USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Returns Home to Norfolk Following Six-Month Deployment
July 19, 2021
After six months at sea, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 18th.
Miliary officials say CVW-3 conducted a total of 6,100 sorties and 12,401 flight hours for the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group’s deployment.
Cmdr. Michael Luebkert, commanding officer, Airborne Command and Control VAW-123 “Screwtops”, reflected on the squadron’s achievements during the 2021 CSG mission.
“I am honored to have been part of this great team. It took a great deal of strength, focus, and effort from every member to overcome the many personal, professional, and tactical challenges we faced during this deployment,” said Luebkert. “I’m in awe of all the Sailors that make the difficult look easy and am proud to stand with my brothers and sisters from Carrier Air Wing Three and looking forward to having families reunite and the end of deployment.”