Carrier Group SEVEN
The John C. Stennis Battle Group is a warfighting force of seven surface ships, two submarines and eight squadrons equipped and trained to work as a forward deployed force providing a deterent against aggression and protection of vital U.S. interests anywhere in the world.
At the center of battle group is the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). A Nimitz-class carrier, Stennis is the flagship for the JCS Battle Group commander, Commander, Carrier Group SEVEN and the embarked airwing, Carrier Air Wing NINE (CVW-9). On deployment, JCS is also home to Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWENTY ONE (DESRON 21). CCG-7 controls the entire battle group's activity through CVW-9 and DESRON 21.
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