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Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Conducts Maritime Operations in South China Sea
December 27, 2023
231215-N-TD381-1184 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 15, 2023) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, transports cargo onto the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment-at-sea with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8). Vinson, flagship of Carrier Strike Group ONE, is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Isaiah B Goessl)