U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the ships from its carrier strike group are set to return to their homeports of Naval Air Station North Island and Naval Base San Diego, June 23, following a five-and-a-half-month deployment to the Western Pacific.
Returning with Carl Vinson are guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), along with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1.
USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), also part of the strike group, departed from its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 13, and returned, June 13.
During the deployment, the strike group conducted operations with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force consisting of visit, board, search and seizure drills, tactical maneuvering, flag hoisting drills, and air, surface and anti-submarine warfare training.
Over the five-and-a-half month span, the strike group conducted port visits in Fiji, Guam, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Saipan, Singapore and Solomon Islands. While visiting each port, Sailors participated in numerous community service events, including volunteer service at schools, community centers, animal shelters and food banks.
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23 JUNE: Black man Philando Castile was shot dead by police during a traffic stop in Minnesota, US. Both his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter were in the car at the time. Ms Reynolds streamed what happened next live on Facebook. Later she and her daughter were put in the back of a police squad car. This footage shows that moment which includes the little girl comforting her screaming mother, asking her to stop in case she gets shot too. Police officer Jeronimo Yanez was later found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. More: bbc.in/castile #philandocastile#blacklivesmatter#police#minnesota#america#us#motherhood#mum#children#childhood#bbcshorts#bbc#news#bbcnews @bbcnews