Aircraft carrier USS Stennis finishing overhaul at Bremerton with simulated ocean cruise

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BREMERTON, Washington — After a 16-month overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the aircraft carrier John Stennis is preparing to return to sea.

The crew of 3,000 is getting ready with a five-day training exercise that starts Friday called a "fast cruise." They're operating as if they are cruising through the Pacific, although they're still at the pier in Bremerton.

The Kitsap Sun reports ( if crew members have to leave the ship for some reason they have to request a seat on a simulated flight.

Information from: Kitsap Sun,

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