Skip to comments.USS Carl Vinson Reaches Middle East
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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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!
“The Gathering Storm”
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.
Pray for our men and women in uniform!
Kick Ass! God speed.
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.
I have the world of respect for my Navy brothers and sisters.
Its even more increadable when you miss the wire three straight passes at zero dark hundred in the morning.
Excellent! We MUST insure the flow of oil... I mean, so long as it’s coming from other countries.
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.
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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.
Well, our Dhimmi in Chief hasn’t wimped out, at least not yet.
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.
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!
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...
I've got a really bad feeling about Iran. Things could really go sideways quick.
That's what I thought: this is standard procedure. Surely, even the Ubama administration wouldn't be dumb enough to get "military" with Iran? If we don't, the Iranians will back down anyway. If we get crazy, they'll get crazy, so let's not do it.
You airdale types make me laugh...;-)
I believe the next time Iran wants to get froggy with us in the Gulf...
There will be lots of business in the salvage and scrap metal industry for everyone interested...
Won’t be anything with USN on it either...
We all need to relax and listen to your hearts...We will deal with these creetin’s soon enough...
Just be glad to ROE’s that give commanders on the scene initial measures to protect their commands and crews when the Iranians do get stupid again...
It’ll be up to Mr. Teleprompter to decidde what kind of follow-thru will be forthcoming, if that...
I have a high degree of confidence in our forces in theater, and we will wake up to interesting headlines the next morning...
The best Carriers I ever operated with were the Coral Sea and the Midway...Never had a lick of problems with them from what I recall, and it was a joy to watch their backs as they gave us control over the skies above us skimmers...
Relax folks...They’ve got this!!!
Got family on the Vinson.
CVW-17 had an outchop party/dinner at the Rota OClub in 1980. A food fight ensued. Things got out of hand and we trashed the place. IIRC, we were each fined $200. As of 1990, CVW-17 was still banned from any event there. Some people just can't let go.
In the late 1960s and 1970s the US Navy CHEAPED on PROPER Aircraft Carrier Stabilization. CVN-70 was a Carter Boat and there was ALOT of OLD Parts incorporated w/in her.
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“Got family on the Vinson.”
Son is on the New Orleans, friend’s son is on the Vinson.
I feel slighted ;) I’m no brown shoe- I’m a surface puke. Someone has to drive the ship to land on ;). But your right I’m not worried about the initial response - its the 48hrs after that I’m concerned with.
Pssst! Canada is another country...
I agree with you about that...48 hours is a critical time...
And if he plays this like he did with Osama bin Laden, we are going to risk lives with that kind of delay...
Yes. The Lincoln is going to be running backup.
Won’t be long now!! Hang in there!
oops! Sorry, Lynne. I was still thinking the Stennis.