USS John C. Stennis Arrives in Norfolk


Story Number: NNS190516-05Release Date: 5/16/2019 2:23:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erika L. Kugler,

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The nearly 5,000 Sailors of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, May 16, concluding a seven-month deployment.

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), commanded by Capt. Randy Peck, departed on deployment from Bremerton, Washington, in October of last year. 

CSG-3, commanded by Rear Adm. Mike Wettlaufer, is comprised of the flagship John C. Stennis with Pacific Fleet based CSG-3 staff, embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, Destroyer Squadron 21 staff, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Stockdale (DDG  106), USS Spruance (DDG 111), and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93).

"It's exciting to be back home to reunite with family and friends, but it's also a great homecoming for John C. Stennis, returning to Norfolk where it was commissioned 24 years ago," said Peck. "It's a privilege to have taken the ship around the world to begin the process of getting [John C.] Stennis back in the fight for two more decades of service."

CVW-9 embarked squadrons include: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, Detachment 4, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71.

John C. Stennis completed a homeport change when pulling into Naval Station Norfolk, and will begin preparations for a mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industries.

For more news on John C. Stennis, visit http://navy.mil/local/cvn74/ or follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stennis74.

 
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Operations Specialist Seaman Rose D'Angelo, from Mount Morris, New York, mans the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling into Norfolk, Virginia.
190516-N-OM854-0248 NORFOLK (May 16, 2019) Operations Specialist Seaman Rose D'Angelo, from Mount Morris, New York, mans the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling into Norfolk, Virginia, May 16, 2019. John C. Stennis arrived in its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, following a deployment to the U.S. 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility having left from Bremerton, Washington, in October 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
May 16, 2019
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