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Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, meets with Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces, and Capt. Doug Verissimo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Commanding Officer, during a visit to the aircraft carrier
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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 29, 2016) Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, meets with Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces, and Capt. Doug Verissimo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Commanding Officer, during a visit to the aircraft carrier. Carter spoke to the Vinson crew regarding the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and ongoing security challenges in the region. Carl Vinson is preparing for a 2017 Western Pacific Deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class D'Andre L. Roden)

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