USS Carl Vinson Hosts NAVCENT/C5F

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F), Vice Adm. John Miller held an admiral’s-call aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Jan. 26.

Miller expressed his gratitude for Team Vinson’s service and explained the impact of the Carl Vinson and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 crews’ support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Carl Vinson has recently reached the milestone of dropping 500 bombs on targets, with a 97 percent success rate.

To do that in the very complex and dynamic environment in which we are operating is absolutely incredible. It takes the entire Carl Vinson team to get that done. Every single Sailor has contributed to that success rate.

Miller then acknowledged the crew’s seamless turnover as Carl Vinson assumed the role of on-scene carrier in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Oct. 19, 2014.

Miller opened the floor for a question-and-answer session with the crew. Among the topics discussed where the threat condition level in Bahrain and whether an air campaign alone would be enough to help Iraqi soldiers defeat ISIL.

Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, performing strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.

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