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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 ...
("Hey Carl" is an email address created exclusively for family and friends of the Vinson crew with questions about how things run on board.)
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The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson arrived at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii today, its first stop at an American port in six months, according to the Associated Press. The USS Vinson grabbed international headlines last month when news came to light that Osama bin Laden's burial-at-sea took place from the deck of the aircraft carrier. As the AP reminds us:
More than 100 family members and friends of the ...
The crew of the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson officially completed the ship's scheduled six-month planned incremental availability (PIA) on February 3rd, according to the Vinson's communications department.
The Vinson has been off-line at Naval Air Station North Island since August for maintenance. Crew members performed many of the repairs.
Capt. Kent Whalen, Carl Vinson's commanding officer, said of the milestone:
"For more than 400,000 man-hours ...
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 ...
The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson is slated for a 10-month deployment at the end of August. But the Vinson is on standby to depart earlier, if the Navy needs the aircraft carrier for the military's Iraq air campaign.
Naval Air Forces spokeswoman Cmdr. Jeannie Groeneveld told the Military Times that the Vinson "is on ready standby as the surge carrier."
Rand defines a surge carrier as one that ...
Crew members of the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson put together a hilarious and heartwarming video (posted today on the Vinson Facebook page) wishing their moms a Happy Mother's Day. The reason it was posted late? The crew claims the "internet was broken." Hey, I'm sure that happens all the time on an aircraft carrier in the middle of the Arabian Sea. Excuse accepted!
The USS Carl Vinson ...
The USS Carl Vinson arrived in San Diego this morning after a six month deployment. Family and friends of the Vinson crew were on hand to greet the aircraft carrier as it pulled into its homeport at Naval Base Coronado.
The Vinson Carrier Strike Group was deployed to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility, which included the Middle East and Western Pacific. The Vinson even traveled through the ...
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group departed San Diego on Aug. 22 for a nine-month deployment to the the Navy's 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, which includes the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
According to ...
The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson is in the process of undergoing seven months worth of repairs, at a cost of approximately $110 million.
The Vinson crew is responsible for many of the repairs, as the video posted up top shows.
Veteran war journalist and longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather visited the USS Carl Vinson this past weekend. Rather was interviewing Sailors and shooting footage for his HDNet program "Dan Rather Reports." The USS Vinson Facebook page says the program featuring footage from Rather's Vinson visit will air March 27th.
Here's a slideshow of Rather's visits. (Can you believe he's 80?) Based on the ...
The USS Carl Vinson returns home to San Diego this morning. Countless loved ones will be there to hug and hold the crew for the first time since November 30. And Captain Bruce H. Lindsey, the aircraft carrier's commanding officer, has written a special message of thanks for the friends and family of the Vinson crew on Facebook.
Lindsey expressed gratitude for the support his sailors' families gave throughout ...
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group arrived Wednesday in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, which includes the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and the Red Sea.
As Home Post reported Oct. 1, the Vinson will relieve the USS George H.W. Bush, which has been in the Persian Gulf since June, and begin airstrikes against the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
Rear Adm. Christopher ...