USS Tulsa Operates with Carl Vinson CSG in the South China Sea

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) joined Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) during presence operations in the South China Sea September 9th. The integration marks the first time an LCS has operated as part of a carrier strike group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Under the tactical control of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, Tulsa…

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US & UK Conduct 5th and 4th Generation Fighter Joint Interoperability Flights

Fifth and 4th generation aircraft assigned to Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG), with embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), and U.K. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 21 conducted joint interoperability flights in the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet, Aug. 26. During the joint interoperability flights, the aircraft conducted missions to validate joint integration techniques, tactics, and procedures; including mid-air refueling. This…

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Carrier Air Wing 2 Completes Carrier Qualifications

June 23, 2021 – Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 successfully completed carrier qualifications aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), June 10, after four days of flight deck operations designed to ready the squadrons and carrier for future operations. Carrier qualifications evaluate a squadron’s proficiency and capacity to accomplish routine missions by launching, executing and recovering in a safe manner both…

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Russian Navy Practices Attacking Aircraft Carriers Near Carl Vinson CSG

June 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – Crews of ships of the group of disparate forces of the Pacific Fleet in the far sea zone during one of the practical episodes of the operational exercise, acting as part of two detachments at a distance of about 300 miles from each other, worked out the task of destroying the aircraft carrier strike…

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Carl Vinson CSG Trains in Hawaiian Waters

June 17, 2021 – U.S. Navy units assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 are operating in the Hawaiian Islands Operating Area and continue to integrate operations with the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. “Operating in Hawaii provides unique opportunities for Vinson to train jointly while positioned to respond if called,” said Vice Adm. Steve Koehler,…

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