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    USS John C. Stennis Arrives in Norfolk

    The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) pulls into Norfolk

    Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Okerman | U.S. Navy Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Cory Schwisow, from Crete,...... read more read more



    Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erika Kugler 

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

    The nearly 5,000 Sailors of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 arrived in Norfolk, Virginia and concluded a seven-month deployment, May 16.

    The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), commanded by Capt. Randy
    Peck, departed on deployment from Bremerton, Washington, in October of last year.

    CSG 3, commanded by Rear Adm. Mike Wettlaufer, is comprised of the flagship John C. Stennis with Pacific Fleet based CSG-3 staff, embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, Destroyer Squadron 21 staff , USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) ,USS Spruance (DDG 111), and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93).

    "It's exciting to be back home to reunite with family and friends, but it's also a great homecoming for John C. Stennis, returning to Norfolk where it was commissioned 24 years ago," said Peck. "It's a privilege to have taken the ship around the world to begin the process of getting [John C.] Stennis back in the fight for two more decades of service."

    CVW-9 embarked squadrons include: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, Detachment 4, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71.

    The John C. Stennis completed a homeport change when pulling into Naval Station Norfolk, and will begin preparations for a mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industries.

    For more information, visit: www.navy.mil

    For more news on John C. Stennis, visit http://navy.mil/local/cvn74/ or follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stennis74.



    Date Taken: 05.16.2019
    Date Posted: 05.16.2019 09:23
    Story ID: 322600
    Location: NORFOLK, VA, US 

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    USS John C. Stennis Arrives in Norfolk