Carl Vinson Strike Group WESTPAC 96 Deployment
CVN-70 Carl Vinson
Carl Vinson departed 14 May 1996 for its seventh deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. The ship participated in Exercise Rugged Nautilus and Operations Desert Strike and Southern Watch before returning to Alameda Nov. 14. The carrier received its second Battle "E," its third Meritorious Unit Commendations and its fourth Admiral Flatley Award.
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