Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 Relieved of Command

Story Number: NNS080509-25Release Date: 5/9/2008 5:13:00 PM
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From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

USS KITTY HAWK, At Sea (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Richard B. Wren, Commander, Task Force 70, relieved Capt. Michael P. McNellis, Commander Carrier Air Wing 5, of command due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command in an effective manner.

McNellis was relieved May 9 by Wren following non-judicial punishment proceedings.

Capt. Michael S. White, former deputy commander, has assumed command of the Air Wing. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently conducting training and operations in the Philippine Sea.

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