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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Conduct Bilateral Exercises
210907-N-RC007-0123.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard

SOUTH CHINA SEA - Flight deck personnel aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) prepare for flight operations while transiting the South China Sea, Sept. 7, 2021. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.


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