Mission and Capabilities of the CVN-74
The mission of John C. Stennis (named for Democratic Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi) and her wing is to conduct sustained combat air operations while forward-deployed. The embarked air wing consists of eight to nine squadrons. Attached aircraft are Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet, EA-18G Growler, MH-60R, MH-60S, and E-2C Hawkeye.
The air wing can engage enemy aircraft, submarines, and land targets, or lay mines hundreds of miles from the ship.
Currently the USS John C. Stennis is at Norfolk, Virginia for refueling complex and overhaul, which began in 2019. After completion which should be this year, she will return to Bremerton, Washington.