Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group to Visit Hawaii

In 2010 I got to land on the USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier and then got catapulted off.  I just heard that the USS Carl Vinson Aircraft Carrier will be visiting Hawaii starting tomorrow:

In this file photo, aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam with Sailors’ friends and families aboard for a ‘Tiger Cruise’ in June 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)

[Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, including aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), is scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 15 for a port visit.

CSG 1, led by Rear Adm. T.K. Shannon, also consists of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 embarked aboard Carl Vinson.

The ships of the CSG are currently transiting to their homeport of San Diego following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East areas supporting maritime theater security operations with the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleets.

“The dedication demonstrated by every Sailor up and down the chain of command was the key factor in accomplishing every mission objective for our time in the 5th and 7th Fleets,” said Carl Vinson Commanding Officer Capt. Kent D. Whalen. “With our return to 3rd Fleet, our focus may have changed but our mission-ready mindset continues.”

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