Here’s a chance to board one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, the USS John C Stennis. Named after former Senator John C Stennis (D-Mississippi), the nuclear-powered vessel is the size of 4 football fields and can carry 70+ aircraft, 6,500 crew and airmen at maximum capacity. This was the ship that launched the final sorties which brought the Iraq War to a close in 2011.

Details and directions below. Each member may bring one guest.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email the following details to by 11am on Monday, March 25.

Press Club Membership No. / Guest of:
Mobile Phone No.

Please use the attached table if you have more than one participant.

Those attending are to meet Press Club member Tom Benner at the entrance of Changi Naval Base no later than 2:10pm to clear security and take a short bus ride to the mooring area. Please do not be late as there are likely to be other groups arriving around the same time and the area will get crowded.

Personal photography onboard the USS Stennis is allowed. Any media interviews or coverage requests must be submitted to Mr Eric Watnik (email: and Mr Chad Twitty (email: by Tuesday, March 26, and any camera equipment for professional purposes must be declared with serial numbers submitted in advance, as required by Changi Naval Base.

If you have registered and are later unable to attend, please inform so that you do not keep the whole Press Club group waiting at the Base entrance. Bring along an umbrella in case of rain.

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