Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1
Mission - To support the Chief of Naval Operation's Maritime Strategy by promoting regional partnerships, deterring crisis, projecting power, promoting maritime security and providing humanitarian assistance or disaster relief within the U.S. Pacific Fleet's 100 million square-mile area of operations.
History - The Navy formally established Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 in San Diego Oct. 1, 2009. "America's Favorite Aircraft Carrier" USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is CSG-1's flagship, complemented with her embarked air power Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17. Led by Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) round out the Carl Vinson Strike Group.
Centennial of Naval Aviation - May 8, 1911, Navy Capt. Washington Irving Chambers, officer in charge of aviation, prepared the requisition for the Navy's first aircraft to be purchased from aviation pioneer and inventor Glenn H. Curtiss. In the 100 years since, Naval Aviation has figured prominently on both the national and international stage during both peace and wartime, and is emblematic of America's ingenuity, ability and forward thinking. 2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation - a milestone unparalleled by any achievement and worthy of a celebration honored as such. For the most up-to-date Centennial news and to find out how you can help support the event, please visit Commander, Naval Air Forces.