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Carl Vinson Battle Group visits Guam

Seventh Fleet

Carl Vinson Battle Group public affairs
Posted 02/25/2003

GUAM -- The aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), arrived here Tuesday, Feb. 25, for crew rest and relaxation, and to allow Sailors to interact with local citizens, enjoy sightseeing around the island and participate in community service projects.

Two other ships from the Carl Vinson Battle Group, the destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), homeported in San Diego; and the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1), homeported in Bremerton, Wash., join Carl Vinson in visiting Guam. The nearly 8,500 Sailors plan to enjoy the opportunity to see the island and experience the hospitality of their hosts.

The Carl Vinson Battle Group is currently deployed in the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet area of operations. The Carl Vinson Battle Group is conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific as part of America's commitment to our friends and allies in the region.

USS Carl Vinson Sailors departed their homeport of Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 13. The Navy's third Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, the ship was commissioned March 13, 1982, displaces more than 95,000 tons and carries approximately 75 combat and support aircraft. From its 4.5-acre flight deck, the carrier can quickly launch and recover the world's most modern military aircraft to operate with other elements of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as those of allied nations.

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