USS Carl Vinson Partners With Peru To Promote Maritime Security

USS Carl Vinson Partners With Peru To Promote Maritime Security

By Dialogo
March 29, 2010

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is conducting joint operations from March 25 to
April 2 with Peruvian naval and air forces as part of Southern Seas 2010, a major
component of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Partnership of the

"The eight days of joint naval exercises with Peru are a great opportunity to
realize the full potential of Southern Seas 2010," said Rear Adm. Ted Branch,
commander, Carrier Strike Group 1. "Together we will reinforce our commitments to
the common goals of partnership, maritime security, and stability."

Carl Vinson along with USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) will conduct various joint
naval and air exercises with Peruvian forces.
Additionally, Carl Vinson expects to participate in a number of local
community activities during an upcoming port call in Callao, Peru. The ship will
also host visitors and media for tours.

"We have more than a week to engage in a meaningful, two-way flow of
information," said Carl Vinson's Commanding Officer, Capt. Bruce H. Lindsey. "That's
an invaluable experience for both countries as we seek to enhance our
interoperability. We look forward to our joint operations as well as learning from
each other culturally during the social events together."

Carl Vinson recently completed similar operations with Brazil, Uruguay,
Argentina, and Chile during the transit to its new home port in San