Scene on the Sound: Aircraft carrier heading out

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

John C. Stennis CVN 74, copyright Marc Weinberg

Text and photo by Marc Weinberg

Today, November 22, at 2pm, the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis passed Richmond Beach. She is the seventh Nimitz-class nuclear powered super carrier in the US Navy. She was commissioned on December 9, 1995 and her home port is Bremerton. The following is from the Public Affairs officer for the 'John c. Stennis' and was posted today.

PUGET SOUND, Washington – USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington, on Nov. 22 to conduct routine training and participate in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events in Hawaii. 
Dec. 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which precipitated the United States’ entrance into World War II. 
This year’s commemoration’s focus, “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” is highlighted through events that have already begun and will continue through Dec. 11. 
These include remembrance events, concerts and performances by military and civilian groups, themed movies on the beach, events for World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors and veterans, educational opportunities and the Honolulu Marathon.

Note: The Shorewood band will be playing in the Remembrance Day events in Hawaii.


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