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- ↑U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 26, 2012) - Sailors assigned to the Navigation Department remove the stencil after painting the Battle "E" on the superstructure aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Carl Vinson was awarded the Battle Efficiency "E" for West Coast-based carriers by Commander, Naval Air Forces, Feb. 10. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions in Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy A. Hazel. (Released)