Aircraft Carrier Arrives at New Homeport of Norfolk

The Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis has arrived in Norfolk, its new homeport, following a round-the-world deployment.

Sailors man the rails of the USS John C. Stennis while pulling into Norfolk on Thursday. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady

The John C. Stennis left its former home of Bremerton, Washington in October 2018,

U.S. Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling into Norfolk, Virginia, May 16, 2019. The John C. Stennis arrived in its new homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, following a deployment to the U.S. 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas

An E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, flies over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as an MH-60S Sea Hawk, right, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, flies alongside the John C. Stennis during an air power demonstration in the Atlantic Ocean, May 14, 2019. The John C. Stennis has over 1000 family members and friends embarked on a tiger cruise following a deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. The John C. Stennis is operating in the U.S. 2nd Fleet in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in the Atlantic and Arctic in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests.

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