One of the darkest places in the world
Illuminated only by red lights, the deck of an aircraft carrier is arguably one of the darkest places in the world. Yet here, a Navy pilot flawlessly lands a F/A 18 Hornet on USS Enterprise in the black of night. Talk about impressive.
30 Years of USS Carl Vinson: A History of...
Calling all carrier enthusiasts! You must check out this video — produced for the 30th birthday of the USS Carl Vinson, this past Monday, this video chronicles the past 30 years for the carrier. The crew aboard the USS Carl Vinson saw it for the first time on Monday and it’s now running on the ships TV a few times a day, as well as in the Vinson Room, the ship’s museum. And now...
Happy Anniversary USS Carl Vinson
On this date in 1982, the U.S. Navy commissioned USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at Newport News Shipbuilding. Happy Anniversary USS Carl Vinson!
USS Enterprise: The Final Frontier
Sunday marks the beginning of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) 22nd, and final, deployment. The carrier and its strike group, comprised of nearly 5,500 sailors and Marines, will set sail eastward, where it will focus on operations in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf regions. The 50 year old flattop, and world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is set to be decommissioned this fall,...
USS Stennis a day away from homecoming
Tomorrow, Navy families across the country will have something to celebrate — USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is coming home. Currently enroute to its homeport, Bremerton, WA, the Stennis has been deployed the past seven months to the Middle East and Western Pacific during which it launched planes into Afghanistan and Iraq; made global headlines when it rescued Iranian fishermen from Somali pirates;...