Titusville Native U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Jared Guy Serves Aboard USS John C. Stennis
By Space Coast Daily // December 17, 2019
Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier conduct sustained combat air operations while forward-deployed
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville native U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Jared Guy is serving aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier USS John C. Stennis and was recently highlighted by the Navy Office of Community Outreach where Seaman Guy was photographed performing his duties.
The mission of John C. Stennis and her air wing (CVW-9) is to conduct sustained combat air operations while forward-deployed.
The embarked air wing consists of eight to nine squadrons. Attached aircraft are Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet, EA-18G Growler, MH-60R, MH-60S, and E-2C Hawkeye.
John C. Stennis’s two nuclear reactors give her virtually unlimited range and endurance and a top speed in excess of 30 knots (34.5 mph).
The ship’s four catapults and four arresting gear engines enable her to launch and recover aircraft rapidly and simultaneously.
The ship carries approximately 3 million gallons of fuel for her aircraft and escorts, and enough weapons and stores for extended operations without replenishment.
John C. Stennis also has extensive repair capabilities, including a fully equipped Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, a micro-miniature electronics repair shop, and numerous ship repair shops.
For defense, in addition to her air wing and accompanying vessels, John C. Stennis has NATO RIM-7 Sea Sparrow and Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) surface-to-air missile systems, the Phalanx Close-in Weapons System for cruise missile defense, and the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System.
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