The U.S. Navy released a photo of sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) manning the rails as the ship departs its homeport of San Diego.
Carl Vinson departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
The above photo was taken by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Omar A. Dominquez.
Note: The photo brings back memories from 1970, when I too manned the rails as we departed San Diego on board an aircraft carrier, the USS Kitty Hawk, headed for the Western Pacific, or WESTPAC, as we called it.
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