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  • 03:12:38 pm on March 18, 2010 | 3
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    This past week was spent underway with the USS John C Stennis CVN 74 – a Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The experience was once in a lifetime. Some of the most profound memories were stepping out onto the flight deck for the first time, standing on the bridge with the CO & XO as we got underway from the San Diego Air Naval Station on North Island, watching PT boats armed with .50 cal weapons block the ship from civilian vessels that got within a close range, a .50 cal live fire exercise at night once we hit international waters, and of course the flight ops the next morning when we caught 6 fighter jets and 2 C-2 CODs. The entire experience was amazing and the generosity of the crew and especially the XO was fantastic. These guys do one hell of a job, and getting to learn it first hand, hear their experiences, and simply stand by and watch them in action was awe-inspiring. Below I’ve uploaded 300+ photos from the experience. Enjoy!

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  • Warfare2Tips 4:25 pm on 03/21/2010 | #

    Wow nice pics you got there. I love how they have to catch the plane on something that resembles a big rubber band in my eyes. Glad you had a nice time

  • ReddTigger 1:06 am on 03/22/2010 | #

    I know the feeling. As a Plane Captain on USS CARL VINSON attached to VFA-113. It’s really AWESOME..

    My Former Co was to become the XO of the Stennis

  • Marc 8:47 pm on 03/22/2010 | #

    I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy week long cruises on the Bonhomme Richard and Nassau. These memories will last you for years. Hope to stopped by the ship’s store and picked up a ball cap, watch cap and jacket.

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