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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Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up COMPTUEX

February 25, 2019 – After weeks at sea drilling and training through a variety of challenging and realistic scenarios during their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), the Sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Feb. 23. The month-long assessment tested ABECSG’s units and their ability to interoperate as a team-of-teams in a complex and rapidly changing maritime domain. Upon successful completion of COMPTUEX the ABECSG will be the next CSG certified for deployed operations. “I’m extremely proud of the hard…

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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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Kearsarge ARG Underway for Final Pre-deployment Exercise

October 14, 2018 – Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 13, to conduct a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is the final pre-deployment exercise that certifies the ARG’s abilities to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. The exercise is hosted by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4, which mentors, trains and assesses East Coast units preparing for future deployments. The Kearsarge ARG consists of Amphibious…

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Essex ARG, 13th MEU complete COMPTUEX

Sailors of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines attached to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California, June 15. COMPTUEX is a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Expeditionary Operations Training Group (EOTG)-led sea and land-based deployment certification event involving the full embarkation of the MEU. Essex ARG is commanded by Capt. Gerald Olin of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and comprises amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD…

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Dual Carrier COMPTUEX

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is supporting the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) during their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) work-up cycle, this week, Feb. 25- March 2. COMPTUEX is a month-long exercise designed to fully integrate the carrier strike group and test its ability to carry out combat operations at sea. Every warfare area will be tested through simulated and live events, including air warfare, strait transits and responses to surface and submarine attacks. Abraham Lincoln’s Combat Systems, Operations, and Intelligence Department are playing a vital…

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HST Strike Group Conducts Integrated Live-Fire Exercise

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) executed an integrated live-fire exercise while underway conducting their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), Feb. 21-22. “This was an opportunity for us to train with the tactics and actual live ordnance we would utilize if a fast moving boat was to attack the strike group,” said Capt. Kevin Kennedy, commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28. “We brought everything together in a live-fire situation where we had to layer the defense of our forces.” The exercise tested the communication and execution of individual units…

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Germany, Norway Join Multinational Naval Strike Group

Two coalition naval vessels arrived at Naval Station Norfolk here in recent days to conduct training and operations as part of the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. The Royal Norwegian Navy frigate Roald Amundsen and the Sachsen-class German frigate Hessen arrived to participate in the strike group’s upcoming composite training unit exercise. Partnership “Any time we can operate with another one of our allies anywhere in the world, we gain from it and they gain from it,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of USS Harry…

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Total Proficiency: Truman Excels Above, Below Decks During 11-day Underway

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) returned to its homeport at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk after completing carrier qualifications, reactor drills and its Mid Cycle Material Assessment (MCMA) during an 11-day underway. “I was extremely impressed with how our Sailors performed this underway,” said Master Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Thomas Mickle. “We had quite a few challenges with the weather, and our Sailors pulled through in adversity and were able to accomplish our mission. It’s a huge accomplishment for both the ship and the Navy when you qualify Fleet Replacement…

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USS Sampson departs for deployment with Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group

USS Sampson (DDG 102) departed its homeport of Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment, Oct. 3. Sampson is assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, which has spent the past year preparing for deployment. CSG 9 completed a series of pre-deployment inspections and training evolutions, including Board of Inspection and Survey and a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). The strike group’s readiness was evaluated through a variety of training scenarios covering command and control functions, crew safety evolutions, search and rescue operations, damage control testing, and other operational capabilities…

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Halsey Reaches Midpoint of COMPTUEX

USS Halsey (DDG 97) reached the midpoint of its composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) ahead of an upcoming scheduled deployment. Halsey’s crew has participated in exercises including small boat operations, flight operations, electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare for the past two weeks. “In terms of training and learning, the crew has exceeded my expectations,” said Cmdr. David L. Reyes, Halsey’s commanding officer. “It really opens Sailors’ eyes on what to expect during deployment.” Halsey is now set to begin the second phase…

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Nimitz Strike Group completes successful COMPTUEX

April 22, 2017 – The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 successfully completed its final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), April 21, marking the completion of its condensed Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX is an exercise that tests a strike group’s ability to work and operate as one cohesive unit in a simulated real-world scenario based training environment. Nimitz was joined by CSG 11, to include Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, to prove their operational capabilities…

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USS Wayne E. Meyer visits Guam during strike group deployment

February 6, 2017 – USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) moored at Naval Base Guam for its first scheduled port visit of a Western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, Feb. 3. During this port visit, Wayne E. Meyer is expected to replenish food stores and enjoy liberty out in the community. “Since leaving San Diego for deployment Jan. 5th, we have been hard at work,” said Cmdr. Vincent A. Fortson, commanding officer of Wayne E. Meyer. “My team has sailed more than 8,000 nautical miles across the…

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