USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group to make port visit
SANTA RITA, Guam (Feb. 9, 2017) – The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is scheduled to make a visit to U.S. Naval Base Guam marking its first port visit of the Western Pacific Deployment, Feb. 10.
During the visit, Sailors will enjoy liberty and get an opportunity to participate in several projects and activities as part of their community outreach program.
CSG-1 departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment to the western Pacific, Jan. 5. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and embarked Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 1 deployed with Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).
While deployed, CSG-1 will remain under U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control, including beyond the international dateline which previously divided operational areas of responsibility for 3rd and 7th Fleets. Third Fleet operating forward offers additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander by leveraging the capabilities of 3rd and 7th Fleets.
CSG-1 deployed with approximately 7,500 Sailors and will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. The strike group assets will conduct bilateral exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to include anti-submarine warfare, maneuvering drills, gunnery exercises, and visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) subject matter expert exchanges.