Nuclear/powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 2, ahead of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events in Hawaii.
December 7, 2016, will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu, which precipitated the United States’ entry into World War II.
Sailors from Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) have also greeted more than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, when they arrived at the Honolulu International Airport.
The World War II veterans will be participating in a number of events throughout the week honoring their service and also paying tribute to the inspiration they have provided today’s service.
The theme of this year’s commemoration, “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” is highlighted through events that have already begun and will continue through December 11.
The commemoration planning is led by the 75th Commemoration Committee, in partnership with the U.S. military, other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and business partners.
John C. Stennis got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington, on November 22 to conduct routine training.
Prior to arriving in Hawaii and after its departure, John C. Stennis conducted at-sea training to maintain and build technical and operational proficiency. Ongoing training is essential in ensuring U.S. warships remain capable, adaptive and able to carry out an array of missions around the world. Scheduled operations and training while underway included damage control and firefighting drills, carrier qualifications, flight deck operations, seamanship evolutions, engineering training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas.