E-2C Hawkeyes from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Carl Vinson is underway conducting unit level training off the coast of Southern California.
The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook its maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson’s callsign is “Gold Eagle”.
Naval Today Staff, June 13, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shantece Gonzalez