USS Carl Vinson, Carrier Strike Group Enter South China Sea

Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group this week entered into the disputed South China Sea for the first time during its current deployment, the U.S. Navy announced.

While in the South China Sea, which is claimed by China and other countries in the region, the strike group will conduct flight operations with fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, maritime strike exercises, as well as coordinated tactical training between surface and air units, the Navy said Wednesday in a press release.

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