Sailor found dead on USS John C. Stennis in Washington state

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Puget Sound. John C. Stennis is underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton conducting routine training as it continues preparing for its next scheduled deployment.


By JULIANNE STANFORD | Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wash. | Published: November 28, 2017

BREMERTON, Wash. (Tribune News Service) — A 22-year-old sailor was found dead on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on Saturday afternoon with "no obvious and apparent cause of death," according to Stennis spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Martin.

The Navy has identified the sailor as Akiree Pointer, an engineman fireman recruit from Arlington, Texas.

The command is investigating his cause of death, Martin said.

"John C. Stennis and the Navy convey their condolences to the Sailor’s family and friends in their time of loss," the ship's public affairs office said in a press release issued on Tuesday.

Pointer attended Navy basic training at the Naval Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois, before joining the aircraft carrier.

The Stennis is in port in Bremerton preparing for its next scheduled deployment.

©2017 the KitsapSun (Bremerton, Wash.)
Visit the KitsapSun at www.kitsapsun.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.