Tag Archives: COMPTUEX

Lawmaker: Special Operations Must Adapt to Gray Zone Conflict

Lawmaker: Special Operations Must Adapt to Gray Zone Conflict

A U.S Navy SEAL secures the deck of a ship, and conducts board, search, and seizure (VBSS) training with British Royal Marine Commandos and Ukrainian Special Forces in Odessa, Ukraine on June 21, 2021. US Army Photo

Increasing gray zone conflicts around the world means U.S. Special Operations Command must adapt to the era of great power competition while still being a counter-terrorism force, a key House lawmaker said Wednesday. Read More

Naval Special Warfare in a 'Race for Relevancy' as Mission Shifts to High-end Conflict

Naval Special Warfare in a ‘Race for Relevancy’ as Mission Shifts to High-end Conflict

SEAL candidates participate in “surf immersion” during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training at Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center in Coronado, Calif., May 4, 2020. US Navy Photo

The integration of Navy SEALs and special boat teams into carrier strike group and amphibious ready group training exercises reflects naval special warfare’s renewed commitment to support the fleet and joint force and reinforce its own roots as naval commandos, said the top Navy SEAL on Tuesday. Read More

East Coast Marines Deploy with JLTVs for the First Time

East Coast Marines Deploy with JLTVs for the First Time

The Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), not pictured, transits the Atlantic Ocean in formation with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), right, the transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) during a live-fire exercise, March 6, 2021. US Navy Photo

Sailors and Marines onboard three amphibious ships deployed on Thursday with the Marine Corps’ new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Navy announced. Read More

IKE Carrier Strike Group Commands SEALs, Marine Missile Teams in First-of-a-Kind, Large-Scale Drill

IKE Carrier Strike Group Commands SEALs, Marine Missile Teams in First-of-a-Kind, Large-Scale Drill

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Trevor Sollenberger, from Richmond, Va., conducts flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). Feb. 11, 2021. US Navy Photo

A Navy carrier strike group got a first glimpse at what future operations could look like, with SEALs providing forward targeting data and Marines on expeditionary bases providing another missile strike option to supplement the strike group’s aircraft- and surface ship-based weapons. Read More

Surface Warfare Training Growing More Complex with Tougher Scenarios

Surface Warfare Training Growing More Complex with Tougher Scenarios

Chief Intelligence Specialist William Buller video records pre-aim calibration (PAC) fire maintenance on MK-45 MOD 4 5-inch 62 caliber lightweight gun aboard USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) on July 7, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s plans to create tougher advanced-phase training events for surface ships are made possible by improvements in individual-level training for surface warfare officers and sailors, according to the officers that oversee the spectrum of surface training. Read More

Carrier USS Nimitz Underway for Final Rounds of Training Ahead of Deployment

Carrier USS Nimitz Underway for Final Rounds of Training Ahead of Deployment

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) passes Mount Rainier while transiting Puget Sound on Feb. 22, 2020. U.S. Navy Photo

This post was updated with a statement from U.S. 3rd Fleet.

Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) departed Bremerton, Wash., on Monday for its final pre-deployment training event, in what is the Navy’s first real test of its plan to prevent COVID-19 from spreading among deploying crews.

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Truman Carrier Strike Group at Sea for Pre-Deployment Exercise

Truman Carrier Strike Group at Sea for Pre-Deployment Exercise

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 18, 2018. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to include a statement from 2nd Fleet.

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group departed Naval Station Norfolk over the holiday weekend to begin its composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) ahead of a deployment later this year. Read More

Carrier Lincoln Preparing for Deployment After Several High-End Training Opportunities

Carrier Lincoln Preparing for Deployment After Several High-End Training Opportunities

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) (left), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) transit ahead of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during flight operations. Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. The components of CSG-12 embody a “team-of-teams” concept, combining advanced surface, air and systems assets to create and sustain operational capability. US Navy photo.

ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IN THE VIRGINIA CAPES OPERATING AREA – The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is underway for pre-deployment training after reaping the benefits of several high-end training opportunities in the last several months. Read More

Truman Strike Group Completes COMPTUEX

Truman Strike Group Completes COMPTUEX

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class John Gandy signals an EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Feb. 28, 2018. US Navy Photo

Having successfully completed the exercise certifying being ready for deployment, the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on Thursday.

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Truman Strike Group to Train with Norwegian Frigate, Deploy with German Frigate

Truman Strike Group to Train with Norwegian Frigate, Deploy with German Frigate

German Navy frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) approaches Pier 5 at Naval Station Norfolk on Jan. 28, 2018. Hessen is currently moored preparing for the ship’s participation in the Harry S. Truman Strike Group composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). US Navy photo.

A Norwegian and a German frigate are in Norfolk now to join the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) beginning this week, with the German ship remaining with the CSG during its upcoming overseas deployment. Read More