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  • The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Western Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are on deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting Valiant Shield.  Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only biennial exercise in which participation will focus on the integration of joint training among U.S. forces.   U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr. (Released)  140918-N-TP834-910
  • 20140916-N-TP834-219 WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2014) An E-2C Hawkeye from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during flight operations. Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are on deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting Valiant Shield.  Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only biennial exercise in which participation will focus on the integration of joint training among U.S. forces.   U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr. (Released)  140916-N-TP834-219
  • Sailors celebrate the New Year in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).  Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.  150101-N-WD464-001
  • An F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 makes one of the final arrested recoveries of 2014 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet AOR.  141231-N-TP834-243
  • Airman Recruit Daniel Adams stands in a catwalk aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Carl Vinson is currently deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet area of operations  150114-N-TJ675-010
  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The ship is underway conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP), which evaluates the crew on their performance during training drills and real-world scenarios. Once Nimitz completes TSTA/FEP they will begin Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming 2017 deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Chad D. Anderson (Released)  161130-N-YK236-055
  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 lands on USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck during flight operations. The equipment in the foreground is used to secure aircraft to the deck when not in use. John C. Stennis is underway to conduct routine training and participate in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events in Hawaii.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cole C. Pielop (Released)  161201-N-BR087-079
  • Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) look for a target aboard the USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) as the two ships pull alongside each other. When the ships are side-by-side, one of the ships will shoot a shot line to the other in order to send a messenger and span wire across to the other vessel. Once the span wire is connected, the process of deploying the fuel hoses is set in motion. Nimitz is underway conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP), which evaluates the crew on their performance during training drills and real-world scenarios. Once Nimitz completes TSTA/FEP they will begin Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming 2017 deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Siobhana R. McEwen (Released)  161201-N-MX772-067

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Carl Vinson Strike Group Completes COMPTUEX/JTFEX

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group returned to its homeport of San Diego after completing Composite Unit Training Exercise and Joint Task Force Exercise (COMPTUEX/JTFEX), Nov. 21.

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