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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Herbert Bushner, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), holds his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Herbert Bushner, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), holds his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.

Welcome Home Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group

For nearly 10 months, the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has been deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. Over the course of the deployment, supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 successfully flew 12,300 sorties, including 2,382 combat missions and dropped more than a half a million pounds of ordnance against ISIS. 

Carl Vinson CSG, CVW 17 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 participated in exercise Valiant Shield, a nine-day joint air, land and sea cooperation training between the #USNavy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army to develop tactics techniques and procedures in a joint environment in waters near Guam.

After 10 months, they are finally back in homeport. Welcome home Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group! 

 

Families couldn’t wait for them to arrive:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) Command Ombudsman Amanda Pinkston and her daughter wait for their Sailor, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser, during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) Command Ombudsman Amanda Pinkston and her daughter wait for their Sailor during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 12, 2015) Friends and family members of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 await the pilots' arrival durign a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 12, 2015) Friends and family members of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 await the pilots’ arrival during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana.
SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) Sailors man the rails aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned today from a nearly 10-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) Sailors man the rails aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

And when they arrived:

 SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) returned with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) today from a nearly 10-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) USS Gridley (DDG 101) returned with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) today from a nearly 10-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
 SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Herbert Bushner, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), holds his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Herbert Bushner, assigned to USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), holds his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 12, 2015) Cmdr. Brett Dresden, the commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, is greeted by his son during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 12, 2015) Cmdr. Brett Dresden, the commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, is greeted by his son during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jesse Ibarra, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), greets his wife, Alexandra, during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jesse Ibarra, assigned to USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), greets his wife, Alexandra, during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.
SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returns to San Diego after a 10-month deployment to U.S. 3rd, 7th and 5th Fleet Areas of Operation as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Strike Group.
SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) USS Sterett (DDG 104) returns to San Diego after a 10-month deployment to U.S. 3rd, 7th and 5th Fleet Areas of Operation as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group.

 

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  1. Welcome home Matt. <3

  2. Claudio Alpaca

    welcome, we was waiting you for be together and learn by your deployment that is never a moment of o single but a moment of all the family, an enrichement of all so all family is improved on new experience claudio alpaca

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