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Carl Vinson in Guam

Photo: Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers of the 'Black Sheep' and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 Super Hornet of VFA-192 and F/A-18C of VFA-34 over the USS Carl Vinson. US Navy/LT David Babka


The Carl Vinson Strike Group arrived in Guam yesterday for the first scheduled port visit of a Western Pacific deployment.

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived with nearly 6,000 Sailors.


The embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) features:

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) — CSG-1
Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) NE
Squadron Nickname Aircraft MoDex
VFA-2 ‘Bounty Hunters’ F/A-18F 1xx
VFA-137 ‘Kestrels’ F/A-18E 2xx
VFA-192 ‘Golden Dragons’ F/A-18E 3xx
VFA-34 ‘Blue Blasters’ F/A-18C 4xx
VAQ-136 ‘Gauntlets’ EA-18G 5xx
VAW-113 ‘Black Eagles’ E-2C 60x
HSC-4 ‘Black Knights’ MH-60S 61x
HSM-78 ‘Blue Hawks’ MH-60R 7xx
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