Commander, Naval Air Forces

Commander, Naval Air Forces



Commander Naval Air Forces Distinguished Visitor Program

Aircraft Carrier Embark

Dear Guest,

        I am very pleased that you will be joining us for a Distinguished Visitor (DV) embark aboard an aircraft carrier, hosted by Commander, Naval Air Forces (COMNAVAIRFOR). As a DV, you will get a rare first-hand look at life aboard an aircraft carrier and witness the pride and professionalism of our young men and women who serve our country at sea. I am confident it will be a memorable and enjoyable experience for you.

        While we would like to invite every American citizen to join us at sea for a day to see their Navy in action,  that simply isn’t possible.  Instead, we invite people like you who are active leaders in your local, civic, education or business community to embark and share your experience with others.  Some of the people we invite to participate in the embark program include legislative representatives, city council members, corporate executives, educators, and other leaders of broad-based organizations who have not previously experienced the excitement of aircraft carrier operations.

        Once you see flight operations on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, I think you will agree that these embarks provide unique opportunities to foster awareness and understanding of the role of carrier aviation, as well as demonstrate the high-level training required to keep our Sailors ready to meet the nation’s needs.

        Please review the information links below to prepare for your embark.  Please understand that the embark schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to operational requirements.

   Distinguished Visitor News Segment Video

        If you have any questions, please call Steve Fiebing, the Carrier Embark Coordinator, at (619) 767-1622.  In the case of any delay or emergency the day of embark, please call (619) 347-3630.

        Thank you for your interest in naval aviation!



Kevin Stephens
Commander, U.S. Navy
Public Affairs Officer





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