The USS Carl Vison Strike Group has left Singapore for the Western Pacific. There are a lot of things to look at here. The Stike Group was headed to Australia after leaving Singapore. That is a prime liberty port for Sailors and Marines and it takes quite a bit to take that away from them. They have been rerouted to the Western Pacific. If you are not up on your geography or current events, this puts them in the vicinity of North Korea. That means that a certain dictator could be on the wrong end of the big stick that we speak softly about. Batten the hatches and hope the Navy just has to show the force, not use it.
As Written and reported by Carl Vinson Strike Group departs Singapore for Western Pacific. From U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs. Posted April 8, 2017
USS CARL VINSON, At Sea – Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, has directed the Carl Vinson Strike Group to sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean after departing Singapore April, 8.
Carl Vinson Strike Group, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), will operate in the Western Pacific rather than executing previously planned port visits to Australia. The Strike Group will remain under the operational control of U.S. 3rd Fleet as part of the Third Fleet Forward initiative.
Deployed from San Diego, California, to the Western Pacific since Jan. 5, the Strike Group has participated in numerous bilateral exercises with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy, various maritime security initiatives, and routine patrol operations in the South China Sea.
For more than 70 years, the U.S. Navy has maintained a persistent naval presence in the Indo-Asia Pacific. The U.S. Navy is committed……
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