09 Mar '18, 11pm

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs Vietnam > U.S. Pacific Command > 2015

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs Vietnam > U.S. Pacific Command > 2015

DA NANG, Vietnam -- The Carl Vinson Strike Group departed Da Nang, Vietnam, March 9, completing a historic visit that marked the first time a U.S. aircraft carrier has visited the country in more than 40 years. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) departed following a four-day port call. The strike group will continue a regularly scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific region. "We feel very honored to have been part of this historic visit," said Rear Adm. John Fuller, the strike group commander. "The government and people of Vietnam extended an incredibly heartfelt welcome and made this visit one to remember." Sailors participated in cultural and professional exchanges during community service events, sports competitions, ship tours and a formal reception aboard the aircraft carrier. A...

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