The Navy calls this process aircraft compatibility testing.
The Navy's acting secretary is breaking with tradition to name a powerful aircraft carrier in his honor.
Three sailors from the Eisenhower have been charged in connection with the Dec. 17 brawl at a holiday party in Norfolk.
San Diego is poised to become the home port of three Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carriers in 2020.
The carrier deployed in April 2019. Last week, the ship arrived in Hawaii before making its final trek to San Diego.
Currently, the ship is about two months into an 18-month test-and-trial period.
The near-record 9-1 /2-month deployment also shows how tensions with Iran can pull assets from the Pacific.
By the time the Lincoln returns to the U.S. this month, they'll have spent nine-and-a-half months at sea.
The ship, which has been operating in and around the Middle East since May, left the region in mid-December.
The commissioning of the warship, named the Shandong, puts China in a small club of nations with multiple aircraft carriers.