Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Departs for Deployment


Story Number: NNS140822-07Release Date: 8/22/2014 9:42:00 PM
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From Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group departed Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and embarked Destroyer Squadron 1 deployed with guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sterett (DDG 104), and USS Dewey (DDG 105).

Carl Vinson also embarked the aviation squadrons of CVW-17 which includes the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, the "Sunliners" of VFA-81, the "Stingers" of VFA-113, the "Mighty Shrikes" of VFA-94, the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron 139, the "Sun Kings" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116, the "Red Lions" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 15, the "Battlecats" of Helicopter Sea Maritime Strike Squadron 73, and Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 30.

The strike group deploys with approximately 6,200 Sailors and will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Bunker Hill, Dewey, Gridley and Sterett, multi-mission ships that possess the Aegis Weapons System, will support Carl Vinson carrier operations and provide deterrence to potential adversaries, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the seas, and provide humanitarian/disaster relief as necessary.

For more information on USS Carl Vinson visit: http://www.cvn70.navy.mil/

For more information on Carrier Strike Group 1 visit: http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/csg1/Pages/CSG1%20Welcome.aspx

For More information on Carrier Air Wing 17 visit: http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/cvw17/Pages/default.aspx

For more information on DESRON 1 ships visit:
http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/cds1/Pages/default.aspx

For more information on USS Bunker Hill visit:
http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/cg52/Pages/default.aspx

File photo of USS Bunker Hill:
http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/140528-N-TP834-122.JPG

For more news from Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/c3f/.

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140822-N-MB306-308 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 22, 2014) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Edward Perez kisses his son moments before boarding the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility. Dewey is part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary Bell/Released)
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