first_img View post tag: Group View post tag: Concludes John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Concludes Port Visit to Dubai, UAE View post tag: Navy The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) got underway Feb. 5, following a four-day port visit to Jebel Ali, Dubai.During the port visit, Sailors experienced the local culture by participating in a variety of tours sponsored by Stennis’ Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) division. In addition, football fans gathered in the hangar bay of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on the morning of Feb. 4 to watch the Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on a motion picture display.Additionally, Sailors participated in a variety of community engagement projects.Sailors from Stennis and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) helped clean and repair a local church, played basketball and read books to children at a special needs school.“I’m honored to have the opportunity to spend my time with the children here,” said Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Kalifornia Hartsfield, from Los Angeles. “Doing things like this helps keep me grounded and provides me with priceless memories that will last a lifetime.”JCSCSG, consisting of John C. Stennis, Carrier Air Wing 9, Destroyer Squadron 21, and Mobile Bay are forward deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 12, 2013 View post tag: C. View post tag: Carrier Back to overview,Home naval-today John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Concludes Port Visit to Dubai, UAE View post tag: Dubai View post tag: John February 12, 2013 View post tag: UAE View post tag: to Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Visit View post tag: Strike View post tag: Stennis View post tag: Naval View post tag: port Share this articlelast_img