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USS Vandegrift sails in formation with Nimitz-class carriers USS George Washington and USS John C. Stennis
USS Vandegrift, USS George Washington, and USS John C. Stennis sail in formation.
121012-N-WW409-349 At Sea - The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) are underway in formation. Ships and aircraft of the George Washington and John C. Stennis carrier strike groups are conducting exercises to increase interoperability, readiness, and the capability to respond quickly to various potential crises in the region, ranging from combat operations to humanitarian assistance. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer A. Villalovos (Released)
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