Mendez Nunez Home From Global Circumnavigation

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has traveled today to Ferrol to receive and welcome the F-104 frigate “Méndez Núñez”, after completing a circumnavigation of more than seven months and traveling about 90,000 kilometers. For this act she has been accompanied by the Secretary of State for Defense, Ángel Olivares, and by the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral General Teodoro Esteban López-Calderón, among other authorities. Robles has told reporters that he wanted to receive the frigate to personally congratulate all his…

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Abraham Lincoln CSG and Kearsarge ARG Conduct Joint Operations

May 19, 2019 – The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG), with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted joint operations May 17-18. After the ABECSG deployed to the region in response to credible threat indicators, the operations highlight the ability of the U.S. Navy to quickly mobilize assets and aggregate different platforms with a variety of operational capabilities. “The exercises and training we are doing with Amphibious Squadron Six, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Kearsarge are aimed towards increasing…

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Méndez Núñez Returns to Ferrol

March 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Spanish Navy “Méndez Núñez” (F-104) has returned today to its home port in Ferrol, after finishing his training along with other units of the US Navy. In this period he has stopped at the ports of Norfolk (Virginia) and Charleston (South Carolina), and has participated in the training exercise and certification “Composite Training Unit Exercise” or C2X, together with the rest of the Group’s units. Combat of the aircraft carrier “Abraham Lincoln”. After a brief stay in Charleston for rest…

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Méndez Núñez” Completes Training with US Navy

February 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Spanish Navy “Méndez Núñez” (F-104) has satisfactorily completed the planned training in its integration with units of the US Navy. The frigate has participated in the certification exercise “Composite Training Unit Exercise” (COMPTUEX), which assesses the preparation of the Carrier Combat Group “Abraham Lincoln”. The “Méndez Núñez” left its base in Ferrol last January 3 to the naval base in Norfolk (Virginia). During the transit, he carried out internal training in preparation for his participation in the exercise. During their…

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No Injuries as Two U.S. Navy Vessels Involved in Minor Mishap Off East Coast

February 5, 2019 – No personnel were injured when a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser and dry cargo ship made contact during an underway replenishment off the southeastern coast of the United States, Feb. 5. USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) were able to safely operate after the incident. Damage will be assessed when the ships pull into port.   The ships had been conducting a replenishment-at-sea when the sterns touched at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Standard time. U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Military Sealift…

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Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Departs for COMPTUEX

January 28, 2019 – The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) departed Naval Station Norfolk for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Jan. 25. COMPTUEX is a certification exercise that assesses a strike group’s ability to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. During COMPTUEX, ABECSG will be evaluated on their ability to integrate all assets of the strike group into a cohesive, multi-mission fighting force, and their ability to carry out sustained combat operations at sea. The…

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Méndez Núñez Hosts US Secretary of the Navy

January 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the morning of last 17, at the Naval Base of Norfolk, the frigate of the Navy Méndez Nuñez received the visit of the Secretary of the US Navy, Richard V. Spencer. The Secretary of the Navy, accompanied by the Undersecretary of Procurement James. F. Geurts, was received by the Commander and crew of the frigate Méndez Núñez, as well as by the Defense and Naval Attaches of Spain in the US, the Commander of the Carrier Group 12 (Rear Admiral John Wade) and…

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East Coast CRUDES units Conduct Live Fire Exercise

November 15, 2018 – Warships from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), along with other Norfolk-based cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units, participated Nov. 5 in a Live Fire With A Purpose (LFWAP) missile exercise (MSLEX) off the East Coast of the U.S. demonstrating enhanced lethality, capability and readiness. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated MSLEX program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases…

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