The Carl Vinson which is based in San Diego and
Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station
Lemoore, Calif. are currently underway in the
U.S. 7th Fleet. On Monday the Carl Vinson is
scheduled to participate in a military exercise,
Valiant Shield, off the coast of Guam which will
bring together 18,000 troops from across the U.S. services to test the military’s
Air-Sea Battle concept.
Forces from the U.S. Pacific Command are
scheduled to participate in Exercise Valiant
Shield (VS), scheduled for Sept. 15-23, on Guam and around the Marianas Island Range Complex.
Participants include two aircraft carriers, 19
surface ships, more than 200 aircraft and an
estimated 18,000 personnel from the U.S. Army,
Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.
Valiant Shield is a
only, biennial field training exercise (FTX)
with a focus on integration of joint training
forces. This training enables real world
proficiency in sustaining joint forces through
detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units
at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace in
response to a range of mission areas.
Update - September 15, 2014 - The Navy has identified the
pilot killed in a fighter jet crash as Lt.
Nathan Poloski, 26 of
Southern California. The Navy has
suspended the search for Poloski on Saturday
after covering 3,000 square miles of vast ocean.