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VIDEO: Truman Carrier Strike Group Deploys

On Wednesday, the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va. for a deployment to Europe and the Middle East.

“The strike group, including aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, USS Normandy (CG-60), several destroyers of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 and German frigate FGS Hessen (F 221), is scheduled to conduct operations in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility,” read a statement from the service.
“For Truman, the deployment follows more than eight months of intense training and preparation that began when the ship completed its on-time periodic incremental availability in July 2017, and culminated in its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in March, which certified the ship for deployment.”


  • Pretty big DESRON.

    • Curtis Conway

      Four destroyers will be already there, or joining them in the EASTMED.

    • Patrick Bechet

      Pretty small airwing. Three Hornet squadrons (33 aircraft) plus 5 Growlers.

      • WayneLLewis

        VFA-81, VFA-221, VFA-136, VFA-11, VAQ-137, HSC-11, HSM-72, VAW-126

        • Patrick Bechet

          Apologies, you are correct, I was misinformed.

  • Sir Bateman

    When and why did they put women in crackerjacks?

    • been years, they look great, and she is wearing her white hat as prescribed. And why not? A sailor is a sailor and crackerjacks are much easier to keep up than the old female uniforms. MMCS(SW)(SS) USN Ret.

      • Centaurus

        Lets just hope they all get to kick some Romulan @ss !

  • Greg Hanna

    Best wishes for the new team in this deployment.

  • Bonnie

    I just wanted to say Thank You for all you are doing to protect us and our freedom!!!! Stay safe everyone!!!!

  • Corporatski Kittenbot 2.0

    “Make America Al-Queda’s Air Force Again”

    The mission slogan needs work, the flow isn’t right.