PACIFIC OCEAN (June 14, 2017) Sailors man the rails of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship prepares to pull into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito/Released)
Carl Vinson Strike Group Arrives in Hawaii

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (NNS) -- Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit, June 14.

Prior to the visit, the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group completed routine operations in the 7th Fleet Area of Operations, including Maritime Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (MCSOFEX) with the Republic of Korea Navy and bilateral exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Following the port call, Carl Vinson will continue to transit east toward her homeport of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California.

In Hawaii, Carl Vinson will host ship tours and upon departure, embark hundreds of ‘Tigers’-family and friends of crewmembers who will ride the ship back to Naval Air Station North Island.

“I’m excited to be pulling into Hawaii after an extended time at sea and meeting up with my father, who is joining the ship for the Tiger Cruise,” said Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Tucker Casey, from Marysville, Washington and the son of a retired Navy captain. “Having my dad on board is something I’ve been looking forward to and I think it will be a great experience for us both.”

While onboard, guests will experience the sights and sounds of life aboard an aircraft carrier at sea. Scheduled events during tiger cruise include tours with shipboard subject-matter experts, a steel beach picnic and an air power demonstration.

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