For the 5,000 sailors aboard the USS Eisenhower, long days and nights are the norm. Everything from flight operations to trash disposal must run smoothly on this floating city. See how it works in 360 degrees.

View more unprecedented VR scenes from the Eisenhower:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlvHlI3rc2tPXY-woSW8SAb7PYOLSoEIn

Download the USA TODAY app for more great VR in the "Virtual Reality" section.

In the middle of deployment training off the Atlantic Coast, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's 5,000 sailors prepared for a missile strike.

Dressed in flame-retardant hoods and gloves, they practiced battling fires, containing flooding and testing for chemical or biological agents.

"All hands man battle stations," commanders instructed over the ship's communications system as alarms blared. "Missiles inbound, brace for shot."

Hours later, the Eisenhower's executive officer signaled the end of the night exercise. Robert Aguilar wasn't happy. 

"We are moving out of training and moving into combat," he told the ship. "This is no time for smoking and joking. We are getting ourselves ready for the war that we are headed into."

That was in April 2016. The Eisenhower and its accompanying carrier strike group, more than 7,000 sailors in total, deployed two months later to the eastern Mediterranean, where they joined the international fight to contain ISIS and served as a deterrent to threats from Russia, Iran, Syria and others in the volatile region.

Where to find "USS Eisenhower VR"

The USA TODAY NETWORK VR team and a reporter from the Pensacola News Journal visited the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to gather exclusive 360-degree video and photos during three days of round-the-clock air operations. An interactive VR experience for the HTC Vive allows the user to explore a virtual model of the Eisenhower and discover 360-degree photos and videos from above and below deck. 

“Eisenhower VR” is the first time a major news organization has told a story combining 360-degree video and VR interactivity on such a large scale. 

Interactive versions are available for the HTC Vive and for Google Daydream headsets.  360-degree video features are best-viewed on smartphones or VR via the Virtual Reality section of the USA TODAY app (iOS | Android), the USA TODAY YouTube and Facebook channels. Samsung Gear or Playstation VR users can find the videos in the Littlstar app.
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From the USA TODAY NETWORK and YouTube, it’s the debut of VRtually There, a weekly adventure with three cool VR experiences. First, takeoff in an F-18 on the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower. Next, look fear in the face with a group of slackliners balancing on a narrow, springy rope hundreds of feet above the ground in a canyon in Sedona, AZ. Then float to picturesque Albuquerque, NM, with hundreds of hot air balloonists for the world’s largest balloon festival. Don’t forget to look around!

Subscribe NOW to VRtually There and never miss an episode!

If you like this, check out our second episode here, where we take you wing-walking on a plane and skateboarding with X-Games pros: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TX03Pm9nO0

And our third episode, for those of you who want the thrill of skydiving without the risk to life and limb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiVB4d6cUxQ

Watch USA TODAY 360 and VR videos: https://www.youtube.com/USATODAY or http://www.usatoday.com/vrstories/

DOWNLOAD our apps: http://www.usatoday.com/mobile-apps/

Read more about the series and our plans here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/10/20/usa-today-network-debuts-first-vr-news-show/92412428/

And here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2016/10/20/take-off-f-18-and-balance-100-foot-cliff-vrtually-there/92450952/

Step aboard the USS Eisenhower during the biggest combat training in recent Navy history. Experience jet launches, landings and high-stakes drills in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

View more unprecedented VR scenes from the Eisenhower:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlvHlI3rc2tPXY-woSW8SAb7PYOLSoEIn

Download the USA TODAY app for more great VR in the "Virtual Reality" section.

In the middle of deployment training off the Atlantic Coast, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's 5,000 sailors prepared for a missile strike.

Dressed in flame-retardant hoods and gloves, they practiced battling fires, containing flooding and testing for chemical or biological agents.

"All hands man battle stations," commanders instructed over the ship's communications system as alarms blared. "Missiles inbound, brace for shot."

Hours later, the Eisenhower's executive officer signaled the end of the night exercise. Robert Aguilar wasn't happy. 

"We are moving out of training and moving into combat," he told the ship. "This is no time for smoking and joking. We are getting ourselves ready for the war that we are headed into."

That was in April 2016. The Eisenhower and its accompanying carrier strike group, more than 7,000 sailors in total, deployed two months later to the eastern Mediterranean, where they joined the international fight to contain ISIS and served as a deterrent to threats from Russia, Iran, Syria and others in the volatile region.

Where to find "USS Eisenhower VR"

The USA TODAY NETWORK VR team and a reporter from the Pensacola News Journal visited the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to gather exclusive 360-degree video and photos during three days of round-the-clock air operations. An interactive VR experience for the HTC Vive allows the user to explore a virtual model of the Eisenhower and discover 360-degree photos and videos from above and below deck. 

“Eisenhower VR” is the first time a major news organization has told a story combining 360-degree video and VR interactivity on such a large scale. 

Interactive versions are available for the HTC Vive and for Google Daydream headsets.  360-degree video features are best-viewed on smartphones or VR via the Virtual Reality section of the USA TODAY app (iOS | Android), the USA TODAY YouTube and Facebook channels. Samsung Gear or Playstation VR users can find the videos in the Littlstar app.
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For the first time ever, experience the amazing sight of an aircraft carrier in full combat training mode in 3D stereoscopic VR.

View more unprecedented VR scenes from the Eisenhower:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlvHlI3rc2tPXY-woSW8SAb7PYOLSoEIn

Download the USA TODAY app for more great VR in the "Virtual Reality" section.

In the middle of deployment training off the Atlantic Coast, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's 5,000 sailors prepared for a missile strike.

Dressed in flame-retardant hoods and gloves, they practiced battling fires, containing flooding and testing for chemical or biological agents.

"All hands man battle stations," commanders instructed over the ship's communications system as alarms blared. "Missiles inbound, brace for shot."

Hours later, the Eisenhower's executive officer signaled the end of the night exercise. Robert Aguilar wasn't happy.

"We are moving out of training and moving into combat," he told the ship. "This is no time for smoking and joking. We are getting ourselves ready for the war that we are headed into."

That was in April 2016. The Eisenhower and its accompanying carrier strike group, more than 7,000 sailors in total, deployed two months later to the eastern Mediterranean, where they joined the international fight to contain ISIS and served as a deterrent to threats from Russia, Iran, Syria and others in the volatile region.

Where to find "USS Eisenhower VR"

The USA TODAY NETWORK VR team and a reporter from the Pensacola News Journal visited the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to gather exclusive 360-degree video and photos during three days of round-the-clock air operations. An interactive VR experience for the HTC Vive allows the user to explore a virtual model of the Eisenhower and discover 360-degree photos and videos from above and below deck.

“Eisenhower VR” is the first time a major news organization has told a story combining 360-degree video and VR interactivity on such a large scale.

Interactive versions are available for the HTC Vive and for Google Daydream headsets. 360-degree video features are best-viewed on smartphones or VR via the Virtual Reality section of the USA TODAY app (iOS | Android), the USA TODAY YouTube and Facebook channels. Samsung Gear or Playstation VR users can find the videos in the Littlstar app.
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Explore the USS Eisenhower during combat training and see why the flight deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous spots in the world to work.

View more unprecedented VR scenes from the Eisenhower:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlvHlI3rc2tPXY-woSW8SAb7PYOLSoEIn

Download the USA TODAY app for more great VR in the "Virtual Reality" section.

In the middle of deployment training off the Atlantic Coast, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's 5,000 sailors prepared for a missile strike.

Dressed in flame-retardant hoods and gloves, they practiced battling fires, containing flooding and testing for chemical or biological agents.

"All hands man battle stations," commanders instructed over the ship's communications system as alarms blared. "Missiles inbound, brace for shot."

Hours later, the Eisenhower's executive officer signaled the end of the night exercise. Robert Aguilar wasn't happy. 

"We are moving out of training and moving into combat," he told the ship. "This is no time for smoking and joking. We are getting ourselves ready for the war that we are headed into."

That was in April 2016. The Eisenhower and its accompanying carrier strike group, more than 7,000 sailors in total, deployed two months later to the eastern Mediterranean, where they joined the international fight to contain ISIS and served as a deterrent to threats from Russia, Iran, Syria and others in the volatile region.

Where to find "USS Eisenhower VR"

The USA TODAY NETWORK VR team and a reporter from the Pensacola News Journal visited the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to gather exclusive 360-degree video and photos during three days of round-the-clock air operations. An interactive VR experience for the HTC Vive allows the user to explore a virtual model of the Eisenhower and discover 360-degree photos and videos from above and below deck. 

“Eisenhower VR” is the first time a major news organization has told a story combining 360-degree video and VR interactivity on such a large scale. 

Interactive versions are available for the HTC Vive and for Google Daydream headsets.  360-degree video features are best-viewed on smartphones or VR via the Virtual Reality section of the USA TODAY app (iOS | Android), the USA TODAY YouTube and Facebook channels. Samsung Gear or Playstation VR users can find the videos in the Littlstar app.
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Humankind: Amazing moments that give us hope ➤ http://bit.ly/2MrPxvd
Humankind: Stories worth sharing ➤ http://bit.ly/2FWYXNP
Animalkind: Cute, cuddly & curious animals ➤ http://bit.ly/2GdNf2j
Just the FAQs: When news breaks, we break it down for you ➤ http://bit.ly/2Dw3Wnh
The Wall: An in-depth examination of Donald Trump’s border wall ➤ http://bit.ly/2sksl8F