USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Puget Sound, Jan. 16, after getting underway for training. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Charles D. Gaddis IV)

BREMERTON, Wash. - The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Jan. 16, to carry out routine training at sea.

This is the first underway of the new year for John C. Stennis.

John C. Stennis Sailors are scheduled to conduct flight operations, damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas.

The crew is continuing to prepare for their next scheduled deployment.