USS Carl Vinson arrives in Japan for port visit

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at Japan’s Fleet Activities Yokosuka August 28 for a scheduled port visit.

The Carl Vinson is homeported in San Diego, Ca., and departed August 2 in support of global maritime security operations.

“Our crew is excited and honored to have this opportunity for an on-installation port visit,” said Capt. P. Scott Miller, Vinson’s commanding officer. “Carl Vinson, the embarked air wing and our strike group staffs are looking forward to this time of relaxation and a short pause from our underway time in support of global and regional stability.”

With more than 70 aircraft and 5,000 crew, the Carl Vinson is capable of performing a wide range of missions. This is the first time that a carrier strike group has deployed with the advanced capabilities of the F-35C Lightning II and Navy CMV-22B Osprey. Out of respect for current health conditions, during the scheduled port visit, liberty for the crew will be limited to the installation only.

The Navy remains focused on protecting our Sailors and their families, preventing the spread COVID-19 to U.S. forces, allies or partners, and ensuring our warfighting readiness in order to accomplish assigned missions. USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG 1) is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Image credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zenaida Roth.  The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit. Carl Vinson, homeported in San Diego, Calif., and the accompanying Carrier Strike Group (CSG 1), are on a rotational deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

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