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FReeper Canteen ~ Boat Trip: USS Carl Vinson ~ 29 JAN 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 01/28/2013 6:05:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Boat Trip: USS Carl Vinson ~ CVN 70

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook her maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson's callsign is "Gold Eagle".

Besides deployments in Operation Desert Strike, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Enduring Freedom, the Carl Vinson was involved in a number of notable events. The body of Osama bin Laden was disposed of in 2011 from the deck of the Carl Vinson, and that same year, on November 11, she played host to the first NCAA basketball game on an aircraft carrier, between North Carolina and Michigan State.

USS Carl Vinson was commissioned on March 13, 1982 at Newport News, Virginia, with Captain Richard Martin commanding. Present were the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Keynote speaker Senator John Tower, and ship's sponsor Molly Snead. After commissioning, USS Carl Vinson put to sea to conduct flight deck certifications, an evaluation designed to test the ship’s ability to conduct Modern US Navy carrier air operations.

Carl Vinson departed Norfolk on March 1, 1983 with Carrier Air Wing Fifteen (CVW-15) embarked for her maiden deployment, an eight-month around the world cruise to her new homeport of Naval Air Station Alameda, California, arriving on 28 Oct. 1983.

With the closing of Naval Air Station Alameda, the ship was transferred to Bremerton, Washington, arriving at her new homeport on 17 January 1997, where she played host to the last carrier launch and recovery operations for the A-6E Intruder.

On 23 July 2001, again with CVW-11 embarked, Carl Vinson steamed from Bremerton, Washington, bound for the Persian Gulf to support Operation Southern Watch. This changed abruptly on 11 September 2001, as the ship was rounding the tip of India. In response to the terror attacks on U.S. soil, Vinson changed course and sped toward the North Arabian Sea, where on 7 October 2001, Vinson launched the first airstrikes in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For 72 days, Vinson, along with Carrier Wing 11, launched over 4,000 combat sorties in the War on Terror, earning the ship the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Vinson earned the Battle E and Navy Unit Commendation during this deployment.

Carrier Strike Group One, abbreviated as CSG-1 or CARSTRKGRU 1, is a U.S. Navy carrier strike group. It is currently assigned to the United States Pacific Fleet. Carrier strike groups are employed in a variety of roles, all of which involve gaining and maintaining sea control as well as projecting power ashore.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the strike group's current flagship, and as of 2012, other units assigned include Carrier Air Wing Seventeen; the guided-missile cruisers USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and USS Lake Champlain (CG-57); and the ships of Destroyer Squadron 1: USS McClusky (FFG-41), USS Rentz (FFG-46), USS Higgins (DDG-76), USS Gridley (DDG-101), and USS Stockdale (DDG-106).

On 12 January 2010, just hours after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Carl Vinson was ordered to redirect from her current deployment in the North Atlantic Ocean to Haiti to contribute to the relief effort as part of Operation Unified Response. Upon receiving orders from USSOUTHCOM, the Carl Vinson battle group proceeded to Mayport, Florida where the ships loitered offshore to receive additional supplies and helicopters. The ships arrived off Port au Prince on 15 January 2010 to commence operations. CNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta, pediatric surgeon Henri Ford, and two Navy doctors removed a piece of concrete from the skull of a 12-year-old earthquake victim in an operation performed aboard Carl Vinson on 18 January. In addition to providing medical relief, CVN-70's excess desalination capacity was critical to providing water to Haiti's population during the earthquake relief.

On March 2010, during her transit around South America performed Gringo-Gaucho / Southern Seas 2010 maneuvers with the Argentine Navy.

On 12 April 2010 the carrier arrived at her new home port of Naval Station North Island, San Diego California.

On 21 June 2011, it was announced that the Michigan State Spartans would play a regular season men's basketball game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Veterans Day. On 11 November 2011, the inaugural Carrier Classic took place at the Naval Air Station North Island on San Diego Bay in Coronado, California.

Learn More About The USS Carl Vinson HERE!!

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Sail Boldly and Poudly.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 7:08:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening and thanks for the Tribute to Our Troops.
It is very cool to be able to see that red, white, and blue.

Hope your Monday went well, and your commute was safe and uneventful. *HUGS*

I’m going out to start my car. Back in a couple minutes.


22 posted on 01/28/2013 7:13:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Red Tape

January 29, 2013

The expression “red tape” describes the annoying way that bureaucracy prevents things from getting done. Originally, the phrase referred to the common practice of binding official documents with red ribbon. In the early 1800s, the term was popularized by the writings of Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle, who was protesting governmental foot-dragging. Following the American Civil War, the problem of “red tape” resurfaced as war veterans struggled to receive their benefits. The term denotes frustration and disappointment because of the burdensome hurdles it erects to accomplishing goals.

Bureaucratic red tape is almost legendary, but there is one place in the universe where it’s never an issue—the throne of God. In Romans 5:2, Paul speaks of Christ, “through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand.” When our hearts are broken or our lives are troubled, there is no red tape hindering our access to God. Jesus Christ has paved the way so that we can have access to enter boldly into the presence of the King of heaven (Heb. 4:16).

Remember, when your heart is hurting, you don’t have to cut through a lot of red tape to present your needs to God. Through Christ, we have full and immediate access.

Thank You, Father, that access to Your throne
has been secured for us by Jesus Christ. We
know that You will not ignore us. Thank You for
the confidence we can have that You care.
God’s throne is always accessible to His children.

Read: Romans 5:1-8

Through [Jesus] also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. —Romans 5:2
Bible in a Year:
Exodus 21-22; Matthew 19


23 posted on 01/28/2013 7:16:22 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!



All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)


Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

24 posted on 01/28/2013 7:19:14 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...a BIG boat trip. LOL!

Lauren is SWAMPED at work for the whole month and more.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 7:22:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Back for a few...NOT a happy car. I forgot to go out at noon and start it.


26 posted on 01/28/2013 7:22:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Why does the head in this animation have an American flag? It seems to be between a 114mm canon and a VLS launches for Sea Wolf missiles. The ship is a British Type 23 "Duke" class frigate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_23_frigate http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Ships/Frigates http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/t23/
27 posted on 01/28/2013 7:22:51 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


28 posted on 01/28/2013 7:23:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar
YIKES....-52!!
29 posted on 01/28/2013 7:26:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

I had a feeling she was. I wish she would have a chance to slow down just a bit! That gal works WAY too hard! :)


30 posted on 01/28/2013 7:27:33 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yep. -56 was the coldest on my last tour here.

We almost made it this morning.


31 posted on 01/28/2013 7:28:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


32 posted on 01/28/2013 7:29:39 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

We should see that type of weather in April, I hope.


33 posted on 01/28/2013 7:29:41 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))

Hope you had a sunny day. The sun was here for a bit, but mostly below zero.

I am off for home!


34 posted on 01/28/2013 7:32:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: rmlew

Welcome to the Canteen, rmlew, and thanks for the info about the graphic.

It’s just for fun and I don’t usually have time at work to hunt for graphics.


35 posted on 01/28/2013 7:33:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Hardly sunny but can't complain.....well not much.

Drive safely and we'll chat later.
36 posted on 01/28/2013 7:38:26 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Hi BIGLOOK((((Hugs))))


37 posted on 01/28/2013 7:40:35 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))

A new week....good lessons today? It’s 6 degrees at my house, up from -20.

But it is -41, up from -52, for Jet Jaguar at Eielson Air Force Base. BRRRRR!


38 posted on 01/28/2013 9:00:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: fatima

Good evening, fatima...((((HUGS))))...everybody doing well?

How’s the lady of leisure? Any snow?


39 posted on 01/28/2013 9:05:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; beachn4fun

Warming into the 60s...beachy will be happy.


40 posted on 01/28/2013 9:15:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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