USS Carl Vinson Operations

06/09/2011 – USS Carl Vinson Operations

Credit: USN Visual News Service: 4/4/11

  • In the first photo, an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 approaches the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are conducting maritime security operations and close-air support missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
  • In the second photo, an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 81 is recovered aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.
  • In the third photo, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson conducts flight operations while underway in the Arabian Gulf.
  • In the final photo, an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 22 approaches the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.


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