The USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, arrived off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this morning and began working on its humanitarian and disaster relief mission there.
“Our initial focus is to concentrate on saving lives while providing first-responder support to the people of Haiti,” said Navy Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch, commander of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and of the sea-based portion of the Navy’s humanitarian-support mission in the earthquake-stricken nation. “Our assistance here reflects our nation’s compassion and commitment to those impacted by this tragedy.”
To read more about the USS Carl Vinson on Defense.gov, click here.
To read about the Haiti mission, click here.