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USS John C. Stennis

Date deployed: November 12, 2001
Destination: Arabian Sea. The Stennis arrived at its home port of San Diego, California, on May 28, 2002.
Type of vessel: Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
Home port: San Diego, California
Total personnel: 5,000
Aircraft: 80-plus
Maximum speed: 30+ knots
Nuclear reactors: 2
Flight deck: 4.5 acres
Commissioned: December 9, 1995
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CARRIER AIRWING NINE
VF-211 Checkmates (F-14 Tomcats)
HS-8 EightBallers (SH-60 Seahawk)
VS-33 ScrewBirds (S-3 Vikings)
VMFA-314 Black Knights (FA-18 Hornets)
VFA-146 Blue Diamonds (FA-18 Hornets)
VFA-147 Argonauts (FA-18 Hornets)
VRC-30 Providers (C-2 Greyhounds)
VAW-112 Golden Hawks (E-2 Hawkeyes)
VAQ-138 Yellow Jackets (EA-6 Prowlers)
BATTLE GROUP
Two submarines
- USS Salt Lake City
- USS Jefferson City
Two cruisers
- USS Lake Champlain
- USS Port Royal
Three destroyers
- USS Decatur
- USS Elliot
- USS Kinkaid
Two frigates
- USS Jarrett
- USS Ford
One combat support ship
- USS Bridge


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