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Carl Vinson joined two other CSG-1 ships, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), which returned to the naval base. San Diego.

„The deployment accomplishments of this Carrier Strike Group and our Sailors demonstrate our unwavering contribution to the Navy's global engagement strategy,” said Rear Adm. Carlos Sardillo, CSG-1 commander. „Over the past four months, we have routinely flown and traveled anywhere international law allows to assure Americans, allies and partners in promoting regional security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. With the unwavering support of our families and friends, we are proud to sail forward as a symbol and affirmation of America's goodness at sea.

The strike group departed for a scheduled deployment on October 12, 2023, to cruise and maneuver across the US 3rd and 7th Fleet areas. While aboard the 7th Fleet, CSG-1 participated in and supported numerous bilateral and multinational maritime exercises.

The strike group made regular port calls to the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the Philippines and Hawaii. Individual ships in CSG-1 visited Australia, Japan, Guam, Saipan, and Palau.

„These port visits demonstrated America's commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and further enhanced relationships with leaders and local populations,” Sardello said.

In total, the strike group supported U.S. relations with eight friendly and partner nations through two multi-large deck events, Annual Exercise 2023, several bilateral, trilateral and multilateral maritime exercises in the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea. CSG-1 joined Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea and Singapore in reaffirming their commitment to regional stability and security in the Indo-Pacific.

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Also, CSG-1 seamlessly coordinated with the US Joint Force with Naval Special Warfare operators, unmanned surface ships, US Marine Corps, US Army, US Air Force and two multi-carrier operations with Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. CSGs.

In 133 days, the ship's crew conducted 10 pending replenishments, logged more than 13,000 flight hours and more than 6,000 flights, traveled more than 36,000 nautical miles, and safely delivered 12 million gallons of fuel with zero accidents. Vinson crews performed 9,540 launch and recovery evolutions, 7,835 aircraft moves, 651 aircraft elevator moves, delivered nearly 12 million gallons of fuel to aircraft and transferred nearly 5,000 cargo and mail pallets.

„I could not be prouder of our Sailors. They performed with precision and discipline while strengthening our relationships with allies and partners. They were excellent Navy ambassadors in foreign ports,” said Capt. Matthew Thomas, Carl Vinson's commanding officer. „These highly trained Sailors are reliable, resilient And every day they showed their willingness to support and protect the American way of life.”

Carl Vinson's notable senior leadership engagements and cruises have included the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Korea, the Defense Chiefs of Indonesia and Malaysia, the Commander of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the US Ambassadors to Singapore and Indonesia, senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the US Chief of Naval Operations and the Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. .

The Carl Vinson strike group consisted of the flagship USS Carl Vinson and CSG-1 personnel, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 personnel, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile carrier USS Princeton (CG 59). DESRON-1 ships include the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Hopper (DDG 70), USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Sterett (DDG 104), and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110).

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CVW-2's squadrons aboard the Carl Vinson included the F-35C Lightning II Squadron, the „Warhawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97; F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet squadrons, „Bounty Hunters” of VFA-2, „Stingers” of VFA-113, „Golden Dragons” of VFA-192; “Gauntlets” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, “Black Eagles” of Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Force (HSM) 78, “Black Sea” Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 and the „Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30.

Launched for the first time with the Navy's new Block III Super Hornets, Vinson's aircraft wing adds 4th generation and capability to the Navy's largest Joint Strike Fighter Wing.

„As the U.S. Navy's most advanced aviation unit, incorporating 4th and 5th generation strike fighters, advanced electronic attack, technology-leading command and control, and versatile rotary wing capabilities, we provide CSG-1 with unprecedented lethality and survivability. The force continues to operate on the competitive battlefield now and into the future.” can win,” said Capt. Timothy Myers, CVW-2 commander.

The Carl Vinson CSG is a multiplatform group of ships and aircraft capable of carrying out a variety of missions around the world, from combat missions to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response.

For more news from CSG 1, visit http://www.dvidshub.net/unit/CSG1
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