Posted by: arbeam | April 29, 2013

Stennis Strike Group Arrives In San Diego

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 28, 2013) Sailors celebrate as the last aircraft prepares for launch on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, consisting of John C. Stennis, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, Destroyer Squadron 21 and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 28, 2013) Sailors celebrate as the last aircraft prepares for launch on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, consisting of John C. Stennis, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, Destroyer Squadron 21 and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) returned to San Diego Apr. 29, marking the end of a successful deployment for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) to the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).

While deployed, JCSSG conducted theater security operations with partner nations in the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command AOR while providing deterrence, promoting peace and security, preserving freedom of the seas and providing humanitarian assistance/disaster response. JCSSG steamed more than 66,000 nautical miles, conducted 28 replenishments at sea and flew more than 10,000 sorties totaling 30,400 flight hours during their eight-month deployment.

Navy News article

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