USS Carl Vinson Celebrates 230,000th Arrested Landing

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) hosted a cake-cutting ceremony commemorating the ship’s 230,000th arrested landing, Oct. 23.

During the ceremony, Captain Karl Thomas, commanding officer of USS Carl Vinson spoke of the significance of the milestone.

This is a big occasion.

Notching 230,000 traps is pretty awesome. I appreciate all of the hard work that went into this achievement.

The landmark trap was accomplished by pilots Lt. Sean Stuart and Lt. Josh Raymond of the “Fighting Redcocks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22. They, alongside Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Michael Eli, took the honors of cutting the cake.

Press release, Image: US Navy