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Above: Sailors’ friends and family watch an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during the ship's Tiger Cruise air show. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently completed a deployment the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility, June 11, 2011.
The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson returned home after almost seven months at sea. Family members greeting the crew were bursting with pride about their loved ones’ role in the Vinson’s historic mission. As Home Post has reported previously, the USS Carl Vinson made international headlines when we learned the aircraft carrier’s crew was responsible for Osama bin Laden’s burial-at-sea immediately after he was killed in Pakistan. (Read more)