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USS Vinson Celebrates 30th Birthday Today

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the day the Navy commissioned the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson.

The enormous nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has made history many times throughout its three decades of service. According to the Navy:

In recent years, the Vinson has made international headlines for being the ship responsible for the burial-at-sea of Osama bin Laden. On Veterans Day of 2011, the Vinson was the site of the ...

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Above the USS Vinson in the Arabian Sea (Video)

From the USS Carl Vinson Facebook page: