USS John C. Stennis to support 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) renders honors to the USS Arizona Memorial as the ship prepares to moor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in Rim of the Pacific 2016, June 29. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) renders honors to the USS Arizona Memorial as the ship prepares to moor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in Rim of the Pacific 2016, June 29.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder

USS John C. Stennis Public Affairs

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., Nov. 22 to conduct routine training and participate in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Dec. 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which precipitated the United States’ entrance into World War II.

This year ‘s commemoration’s focus, “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” is highlighted through events that have already begun and will continue through Dec. 11.

These include remembrance events, concerts and performances by military and civilian groups, themed movies on the beach, events for World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors and veterans, educational opportunities and the Honolulu Marathon.

The commemoration planning has been led by the 75th Commemoration Committee, in partnership with the U.S. military, other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and business partners.

Prior to arriving in Hawaii and after its departure, Stennis will conduct at-sea training to maintain and build technical and operational proficiency. Ongoing training is essential in ensuring U.S. warships remain capable, adaptive and able to carry out an array of missions around the world. Scheduled operations and training while underway include damage control and firefighting drills, flight operations, seamanship evolutions, engineering training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas.

John C. Stennis returned to its homeport of Bremerton, Aug. 14, following a regularly scheduled seven-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

Navy aircraft carrier to provide ship tour

In support of the Pearl Harbor 75th commemoration, USS John C. Stennis invites Department of Defense ID card holders, retired veterans and their families the chance to tour the flight deck on Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The tour will be self-paced. Guests must be independently mobile and able to walk, climb ladder wells and on gridded plates. Guests unable to meet this requirement will not be allowed to board the ship. • Guests must be 8 years old or older.

• Bags and strollers are not allowed. Small backpacks and purses allowed.

• Hand held cameras, cell phones and wallets are allowed.

• Photography is limited aboard the ship as permitted by the ship’s commanding officers. Photography of the pier is prohibited.

• Dress comfortably and wear closed-toe shoes.

• Bring your own water bottles.

• Parking is available in designated parking lots.

• Ship souvenirs will be available for cash purchase only.

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