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111211-N-DR144-113 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 11, 2011) Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 Rear Adm. Thomas K. Shannon dons his flight suit before accompanying a pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 on a mission aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are currently underway on a Western Pacific deployment.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)