The USS Stennis is in the Arabian Sea and began conducting combat missions in Afghanistan. The Stennis left its homeport in Washington state in January and arrived to support the War on Terrorism last week. The Stennis is a Nimitz class aircraft carrier and can carry up to 85 aircraft.
"Operating in the North Arabian Sea, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) launched an F/A-18C Hornet from the “Death Rattlers” of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323, beginning the strike group’s first combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom."
The Stennis and its support group is no doubt a welcome addition to the area to assist with operations there. Just keep in mind that where ever there is a US aircraft carrier, there is most likely also a Los Angeles class attack submarine somewhere in the area. They can also do plenty of damage on their own!