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USS Carl Vinson Reaches Middle East
Patch ^ | January 11, 2012

Posted on 01/11/2012 8:24:53 AM PST by Strategy

The carrier, along with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, reaches the region as tensions are rising with Iran.

Deployed San Diego-based ships in the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and Makin Island groups are now in the Middle East, the U.S. Fifth Fleet and Central Command has announced.

The sailors, Marines and airmen aboard the ships arrive after Iranian officials recent threat to close the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for the world's oil supply, and warned a departing U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS John C. Stennis, not to return to the Persian Gulf.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; cvn70; fifthfleet; iran; islam; israel; lhd8; middleeast; navair; shipmovement; straitofhormuz; usnavy; usscarlvinson; ussmakinisland; waronterror
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1 posted on 01/11/2012 8:24:58 AM PST by Strategy
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To: Strategy

When I was on the “Chuckie V(Carl Vinson)” in the late 80s and early 90s she(he) rode like a PIG(typical Carter Era Ship(boat))! My First Ship(USS Independence CV-62) rode like a 60s or 70s Cadillac Fleetwood SMOOTH!


2 posted on 01/11/2012 8:30:12 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Strategy

“The Gathering Storm”


3 posted on 01/11/2012 8:41:44 AM PST by AU72
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To: AU72; Strategy

I believe Stennis is still in the Arabian Sea per the latest US Navy update and Lincoln just left Thailand on its world tour and is apparently heading for the 5th Fleet AOR.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 8:44:18 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: Strategy

Pray for our men and women in uniform!


5 posted on 01/11/2012 8:52:36 AM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

Kick Ass! God speed.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 9:04:19 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: jhpigott

I actually got to trap and cat off the Stennis in 2000 as an Air Force passenger in a C2.

The most incredible experience of my Air Force career was with the Navy.

Go figure...

I have the world of respect for my Navy brothers and sisters.


7 posted on 01/11/2012 9:05:18 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: TSgt

Its even more increadable when you miss the wire three straight passes at zero dark hundred in the morning.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 9:17:58 AM PST by oyez
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To: TSgt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTYEOAX3sjM
9 posted on 01/11/2012 9:21:25 AM PST by Errant
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To: Strategy

Excellent! We MUST insure the flow of oil... I mean, so long as it’s coming from other countries.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 9:22:24 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Strategy

There is always one carrier in the region there. Vinson is replacing Stennis.

Things will only get interesting whenever the Vinson sails for Hormuz. Probably gonna happen at some stage over the next few days/weeks. Then we’ll see if the Iranians backtrack on their threats or actually try something crazy.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 9:24:52 AM PST by maquiladora
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12 posted on 01/11/2012 9:33:37 AM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: oyez

Pucker factor rises exponentially with each missed pass. : )

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13 posted on 01/11/2012 9:45:03 AM PST by flatfish
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To: Strategy

Ackmadinner Jacket is going to be a little testy considering someone just blew up one of his Nuclear Scientist. Go Navy or anyone in the area.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 10:21:29 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Strategy
I can just see them entering the Strait of Hormuz and sending out a general radio call in Iranian as well as via loudspeaker something to this effect: Can the Iranian military come out to plaaaaay? C'mon, we TRIPLE DOG DARE YA!
15 posted on 01/11/2012 10:25:47 AM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: Strategy

Well, our Dhimmi in Chief hasn’t wimped out, at least not yet.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 10:33:23 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: TSgt

Dittos. I was stationed in the Azores 85-88 and I was the weather briefer for the P-3 sub hunters who were there at the time.

Most fun I ever had until I went to work with TR-1 crews in England.

Went back to Lajes in the mid 90s, the Navy had left by then and the “vibe” just wasn’t the same.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 11:14:18 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: maquiladora

Actually for the past decade or so there’s always been at least two supercarrier groups in the general 5th fleet area with a third somewhere in rotation. We keep track of the groups on the big world map here on a shop wall. I’ve long said to watch out for the third——if a third backup group comes on station, as with gulf war II, Ammanutjob and all his friends should keep their heads down. And the same Ammanutjob shouldn’t have any trouble spotting another 100,000 tons of American steel plowing brown peewater at flank speed——he’ll find it impressive!


18 posted on 01/11/2012 12:04:51 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: oyez

You mean the pilot didn’t explain “touch and goes”?

Try being on the bridge when a boiler goes high water, you lose power, and you can’t wave a c-2 off approach in time. brrr.

It was sorta like this: 1st) You know that sound in the movies when something looses power - bwaaaaooooumph. 2nd) pitch black 3rd) ‘crap wave him off, wave him off’ trying to find the mc button to the tower 3rd) engine sounds, screech, screech, engine sounds 4th) Did he make it, was anyone hurt, anyone else in the pattern...somebody get a mop...


19 posted on 01/11/2012 12:11:52 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: maquiladora
Things will only get interesting whenever the Vinson sails for Hormuz.

I've got a really bad feeling about Iran. Things could really go sideways quick.

20 posted on 01/11/2012 12:32:11 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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