6,000 + sailors headed for Guam port call on USS Carl Vinson
The USS Carl Vinson, America's third Nimitz-class aircraft carrier will be tying up at Naval Station Guam Wednesday, not far from where famous World War II Admiral Chester Nimitz had his command post.
This will be the ship’s first port call during a Western Pacific deployment in 2018.
Led by Commanding Officer Capt. Douglas Verissimo, Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. The strike group previously visited Guam while operating in the region last February.
On Jan. 5, the carrier departed San Diego with an air wing complement of more than 70 aircraft.The crew numbers more than 6,000.
The ship is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the U.S. Navy.