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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is deployed with the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97). Embarked aboard Vinson is Destroyer Squadron 1 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, which include the “Fighting Redcocks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, the “Sunliners” of VFA 81, the “Stingers” of VFA 113, the “First of the Fleet” of VFA 25, the “Garudas” of Electronic Attack Squadron 134, the “Tigertails” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 and the “Red Lions” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15.
The mission of the Vinson Strike Group is to focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability.
USS Carl Vinson Strike Group arrives in 7th Fleet
Posted: Dec. 15, 2011
PACIFIC OCEAN – The Carl Vinson Strike Group arrived in the 7th Fleet area of operations Dec. 14th as part of their deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.