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  • 27 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Former President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Feb. 22 along with more than 200 members of Mr. Carter’s foundation, The Carter Center. Upon arriving, the Carters, Dalton and others joined Deputy Commander, 3rd Fleet Rear […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rear Adm. Eric Chaperon, French Task Force 473 commander, and Rear Adm. Chris Grady, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group commander and Commander Task Force 50, met aboard French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle (R-91) to discuss interoperability and integration between the two navies, April 8. Charles De Gaulle and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) have […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Authorities

    E-2C Hawkeyes from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl Vinson is underway conducting unit level training off the coast of Southern California. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) got underway from her homeport of Naval Air Station North Island on July 31 to complete fleet replacement squadron (FRS) carrier qualifications (CQ). During the underway period, Carl Vinson will team up with the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 “Flying Eagles” based at Naval Air […]

  • 2 June 2015
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    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crew and embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 “Red Lions” rendered assistance to a mariner, who had been alone at sea for more than 30 days aboard his 35-foot sailboat, in the Pacific Ocean more than 400 nautical miles off the coast of Honolulu, May 31. The 70-year-old man […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently launched and recovered the 10,000th aircraft of the current deployment. An Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 “Sun Kings” E-2 Hawkeye completed the 10,000th launch; a Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 “Sun Liners” F/A-18F completed the 10,000th arrested landing. […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities

    Capt. Kent D. Whalen was relieved by Capt. Karl O. Thomas as commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a change of command ceremony Sept. 1 off the coast of Hawaii.   Rear Adm. Christopher Grady, Commander, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, presided over the ceremony. Before being relieved of command, […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, U.S. Central Command, spoke to the crew of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an all-hands call held in the ship’s hangar bay, Nov. 25. During his visit, Austin toured the ship, viewed flight operations and spoke with the ship’s Sailors of the year. Austin expressed his […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) showcased a new air traffic control simulator in the ship’s carrier air traffic control center on March 22. Carl Vinson is the first carrier to be fitted with this new simulator program which affords air traffic controllers the capability to immerse themselves in real CATCC flight operations […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors recover an aircraft during night flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in […]

  • 1 January 2015
    Training & Education

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 Sailors were among the first to ring in the New Year during their Western Pacific/Arabian Gulf deployment Dec. 31, celebrating hours prior to friends and family in the ship’s homeport of San Diego and across the U.S. To celebrate this event, Carl Vinson’s […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits to homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif on April 10th. Carl Vinson returned from an underway conducting unit-level training off the coast of Southern California.   Built by Newport News Shipbuilding, the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Training & Education

    Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker honored aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the Pacific Fleet winner of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Afloat Safety Award for 2014 during a ceremony on the ship’s flight deck, Jan. 11. To select the winner, CNAF rated Carl Vinson’s safety programs, mishaps, […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) has completed Phase V of the Board of Inspection and Survey Inspection (INSURV) which, once completed, testifies the ship is ready for operations. Phase V of the tests was completed August 17 and consisted of inspection checks which entailed 354 checks on systems […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) marked a milestone for the U.S. Navy after installing the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) command center aboard an aircraft carrier. The UAV ready room was installed April 13, during USS Carl Vinson’s recent Chief of Naval Operations Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). The completion of all phases of installation is […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) engaged in replenishment-at-sea (RAS) on February 18. While sailing in the Persian Gulf, the vessel met with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Carl Vinson is deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, supporting maritime security operations, strike […]

  • 29 May 2015
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    The Sailors of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 27 for the final port call of the CSG’s deployment to U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. During the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group’s nine and a half […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 departed Guam after a scheduled four-day port visit, February 14. While in Guam, Carl Vinson sailors hosted distinguished visitors, toured local sites, and participated in community relations projects with various charitable organizations on the island. Commander, Carrier […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived in the Philippine Port of Manila together with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) for a routine port visit on February 16. More than 5,500 sailors from both vessels are visiting the Philippine capital during their Western Pacific deployment. The strike group is operating in […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Training & Education

    After concluding a historic visit to Vietnam on March 9, US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started a bilateral exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier JS Ise. Carl Vinson and JS Ise are joined by US destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), which is part of the Carl Vinson carrier strike […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) wrapped up a three-month deployment to the Indo-Pacifc returning to its homeport at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego on April 12. Over 5,000 crew from the aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 deployed January 5 for routine operations in the […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Authorities

    The crew of the U.S Navy’s third Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) celebrated the ship’s 35th commissioning ceremony on March 13 during a regularly-scheduled Western Pacific deployment. Capt. Eric Anduze, Carl Vinson’s executive officer, announced the cake cutting ceremony via a message on the ship’s general announcing system while summarizing 35 years of […]

  • 12 March 2015

    The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), left, and the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) transit the northern Persian Gulf. Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived in Vietnam on Monday, marking the first visit of a US aircraft carrier to the country after the end of Vietnam War in 1975. Carl Vinson and its 5,000 crew anchored two nautical miles off the port city of Danang for a four-day visit to the country. […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) left its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on January 15, to join the Carl Vinson carrier strike group on a Western Pacific deployment. Michael Murphy deployed with a crew of approximately 320 sailors and a detachment of MH-60R helicopters from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37, the […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson got underway from Manila on February 20, completing a four-day visit to the Philippines. More than 5,500 sailors from aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived February 16 to visit local attractions and participate in community service projects. Crew […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) continues to welcome midshipmen throughout the summer from the U.S. Naval Academy and Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) to learn about life and operations aboard an aircraft carrier.  “The objective of the midshipmen summer training is to further their professional development, instill a sense of pride in the […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crews of the U.S. Navy’s Carl Vinson carrier strike group left their homeports for an extensive month-long underway. During their time at sea, the ships of the unit will conduct various exercises and complete evaluations to make sure they are ready for deployment. The Carl Vinson training period will include a composite training unit exercise […]