Created 3-May-15
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On April 30, 2015, I was able to take part in a 24-hour, Distinguished Visitor (DV)/media embark aboard the US Navy aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The Navy flew me to and from the ship in a Grumman C-2A Greyhound, and we made an arrested landing upon arrival and a catapult launch when we departed the next day. I was able to see much of the ship, and also spend many hours taking photos on their active flight deck. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget!

My embark story (from the Ottosen Photography Blog):
  1. US Navy Aircraft Carrier Embark (Part 1 of 4) - The Dream
  2. US Navy Aircraft Carrier Embark (Part 2 of 4) - The Approval
  3. US Navy Aircraft Carrier Embark (Part 3 of 4) - Day One
  4. US Navy Aircraft Carrier Embark (Part 4 of 4) - Day Two
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Ships
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Keywords:Aircraft Carrier, Boeing, C-2A, CVN 74, California, DV, Distinguished Visitor, E-2C, EA-18G, Embark, F/A-18E, F/A-18F, Greyhound, Growler, Hawkeye, Knighthawk, MH-60R, MH-60S, NAS, Naval Air Station, Navy, North Island, Northrop Grumman, Seahawk, Sikorsky, Super Hornet, US Navy, USS John C. Stennis