Nimitz CSG Participates in Malabar 2020

November 17, 2020 -The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, joined Australian, Indian, Japanese maritime forces for Phase II of Malabar 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea, Nov. 17. This year marks the 24th iteration of Exercise Malabar, which began in 1992. The annual exercise advances the planning, integration, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between participating nations. “Malabar is an important…

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U.S. Navy Ends Search for Missing USS Nimitz Sailor in North Arabian Sea

September 8, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has ended search and rescue efforts for Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ian McKnight, assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), who is believed to have gone overboard Sept. 6. Following a thorough search of the ship and man overboard alert Sept. 6, Nimitz, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton and aircraft from the U.S. Navy…

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USNS Yukon Aids Distressed Mariners in Arabian Sea

August 8, 2020 – The Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) provided assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea Aug. 7. Upon notification of the situation, the Combined Maritime Forces watch center contacted Yukon to assist the motor vessel Wadi Karan due to its close proximity. Wadi Karan had experienced engine failure…

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Eisenhower CSG Conducts ASW Exercise in the Arabian Sea

June 17, 2020 – The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) conducted a live, non-firing advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the Arabian Sea June 15-17. Exercise participants included the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Truxtun (DDG 103), embarked aviation elements from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON)…

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Ike, Truman Conduct Dual Carrier, Joint Air Wing Ops in Arabian Sea

March 19, 2020 – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) began dual carrier strike group and joint air wing operations with a B-52 Bomber from U.S. Air Forces Central Command in the Arabian Sea March 18, 2020. The dual carrier operations integrated with B-52s represent the current combined joint capability and interoperability to…

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