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Welcome aboard the world's finest aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). I am honored to be your Commanding Officer and look forward to having you join our winning team.


USS John C. Stennis has a rich naval history and with you on our team we will continue to build upon this great legacy.


Please connect with us because we want to hear from you. Explore our website, visit us on Facebook and Twitter or send us an email.


I encourage you to contact your sponsor and if you are married, I encourage your spouse to connect with our Ombudsman Team.


Again, welcome aboard!


Capt. Gregory C. Huffman

Commanding Officer

Sponsor Requests

Sailors under orders to USS JOHN C. STENNIS are assigned a JCS Sailor as their sponsor. Sponsors are the newly reporting Sailor's primary source for help in getting settled. If you have orders to CVN 74 and need to request a sponsor, please send an email to  SPONSOR@cvn74.navy.mil to notify the ship.



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We protect American interests on the waters of the world.

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is 4.5 acres of sovereign United States territory capable of traveling to the furthest reaches of the globe.

Stennis and her crew provide forward presence and credible deterrence. We conduct sustained air operations, maritime interdiction, counter-piracy operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

As the John C. Stennis Strike Group flag ship, Stennis hosts an embarked air wing and deploys with as many as six ships. We are named after Senator Stennis, a 41-year statesman from Mississippi.

More than 3,000 men and women live and work aboard Stennis - serving our nation and protecting all we hold dear.

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Commanding Officer

Captain Gregory C. Huffman

USS John C. Stennis

Commanding Officer

Executive Officer

Captain P. Scott Miller

USS John C. Stennis

Executive Officer

Command Master Chief

CMDCM (SW/AW) Benjamin D. Rushing

USS John C. Stennis

Command Master Chief


the Ship

Official website of Navy Region Northwest

Official website of Navy Life Pacific Northwest

United States Navy

United States Navy Recruiting

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet

Commander, U.S. Third Fleet


Stennis Space Center

Official website of Stennis Space Center

Navy College

Official website of the Navy College Program

Navy News

Official website of the Navy News Stand

Official website of the Fleet and Family Support Center


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Official website of Stennis Center for Public Service

Individual Augmentee (IA) information and handbooks

Navy Knowledge Online

Official website of the U.S. Navy

Official website of the Bureau of Naval Personnel

Official recruiting website of the U.S. Navy

Official website of Defense Media Activity

Freedom of Information Act website

Headquarters of the United States Third Fleet

Headquarters of all Naval Aviation, including the Pacific Fleet Carriers

No Fear Act website

Official website of United States Navy Historians

Official website of the Department of Defense

Social Networking

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Public Affairs Office



Call: (360) 627-2508 or

           (360) 627-2509


USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

Attn: PAO

Unit 100175 Box 1

FPO, AP 96615-2874


Office: (619) 545-6663 (at sea)

Quarter Deck: (360) 627-2508 (in port)




The Public Affairs Officer provides assistance to the public to facilitates all media relations.


USS JOHN C. STENNIS Media Department maintains this website and assists Stennis Sailors and families, the public, and media.

If you need to send mail to a Sailor in-port or underway, please use the following address.


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