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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)


USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

USS Carl Vinson: This group is for parents with children serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, Ca.

Location: san diego
Members: 69
Latest Activity: Feb 24

USS Carl Vinson Information

USS Carl Vinson Official Web Site

110114-N-8040H-162 BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Jan. 14, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls out of Busan, Republic of Korea after a scheduled liberty port visit. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are currently on deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher K. Hwang/Released)

Discussion Forum

TC is a coming

Started by Jared Hyde. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) May 29, 2015. 3 Replies

Tiger Cruise is coming and I am getting excited. I'll bet a few of you out there are getting excited as well. See you in HI.

Captain's Corner: Dec. 11, 2014

Started by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Dec 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Captain's Corner: Dec. 11, 2014Friends and Family of America's Favorite Carrier, We…Continue

Packing seabag tips

Started by Joyce Lara Sep 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Kind of late to ask...IIm helping my daughter pack her seabag. Any tips on packing her combination cover? Continue

Mailing address for sailor on board the USS Carl Vinson

Started by NavyDads Co-Admin Jim. Last reply by Jared Hyde Sep 29, 2014. 1 Reply

Mailing addresses for our Sailors are different depending on whether they're attached to the ship's company, the airwing staff, or one of the embarked squadrons. Here are some tips for sending…Continue

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Comment by Carrie on December 27, 2015 at 1:31pm

Hello! My son has orders to the CVN-70 and we are all extremely excited.  My husband (who used to serve on the CVN-70 himself) and I are hoping to experience a tiger cruise in the future.  I do have a few questions that I hope someone on here might be able to answer for after his A-school when he reports to the Vinson.  He was thinking on getting his car as well as a few things from home and driving it to the base after A-school.  Is he able to keep his car there on base and will it cost him?  Also, we are planning to go with him in a separate vehicle as he travels to base (we live about 6 hrs away) this way he's not making the drive alone.  Once he is there at base would we (his mom and dad) be allowed to go on base with him? We would probably be arriving on a Friday night and leaving on Sunday morning - is there Navy lodging we could stay at or will we require a hotel off base? Thanks in advance! 

Comment by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom on June 4, 2015 at 3:07pm
Comment by Paul Cole on June 4, 2015 at 1:08pm
Fixing to land should say. Need to read before I send
Comment by Paul Cole on June 4, 2015 at 1:07pm
Fixing Yolanda in SD to see son come in on USS Carl Vinson. Anybody know which gate I go to. Late question but thought I would ask
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on June 4, 2015 at 12:05pm
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on June 3, 2015 at 9:07pm

Comment by KenH on May 31, 2015 at 3:58pm
Hoping for next time.
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on May 31, 2015 at 3:46pm

me too bud!

Comment by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom on May 31, 2015 at 1:45pm

OK....Now I'm jealous.....;)

Comment by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom on May 31, 2015 at 1:45pm

Captains Corner: May 30, 2015
Friends and Families of America's Favorite Carrier,

What a great first Tiger day at sea! We got underway this morning a few minutes early and had a wonderful transit through the Pearl Harbor Channel. The ship backed down past the Arizona Memorial with rails manned, Tigers interspersed around the flight deck, and we paid tribute to those in their final resting place among the sunken historic battleship. We twisted in the basin just beyond the A...rizona and had a sweeping view of the Battleship Missouri as we twisted our bow along the length of Missouri to point toward sea.

Clear of Missouri and fair in the channel, we headed down the channel at five knots until heading into Hospital Point (a large turn at the base of Ford Island), then increased speed to 10 knots. There were many well-wishers at the Hickam Air Force Base Officers Club as we sounded one long blast to alert our Air Force brethren of our passing. Once leaving the reefs of the channel entrance, we were under the flight path of Honolulu Airport and got a great view of 747s landing at the airport runway built out along the waters edge. We then took a left and steamed down the beaches of Waikiki where many of our Sailors and Tigers had just enjoyed all the splendid activities. Passing Diamond Head, we had to steer wide around Koko Head due to an outrigger canoe race between the islands of Molokai and Oahu. 30 canoes and small boats were strung 12 miles off the point and we swung around them and chased down our destroyer and cruiser escorts for the first major Tiger event.

We started this Tiger Cruise off with a bang--Tigers were able to watch airplanes launch from the flight deck as we steamed past the destroyers and cruiser. The tigers on their ship got a front row seat as well. When done launching, we took position in front of the column of ships for the air show. Supersonic passes, aerial refueling, 500 pound inert bombs, helo rockets--it was an abbreviated air show compared to tomorrow's larger show. Following the show, the planes landed with Tigers again getting a front row seat. Then the destroyers and cruisers conducted a pass and review and fired their five inch guns in succession. The final event was an all out drag race among the ships over a five-mile course. It was amazingly close among all five ships, but the USS STERRETT took top honors...this time.

It was a great first day and I had the opportunity to meet many enthusiastic and supportive Tigers. I can't think of a better way to wrap up a highly successful deployment than to share it with those who are our biggest fans and fans we care the most about. Chaplains just gave the evening prayer and made the comment "it was a good day." I can't agree more--it was a fantastic day!

Tomorrow is another full day and I'll endeavor to keep you posted on the highlights as we close our homeport.

All the best,


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