Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Returns to 7th Fleet

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW 11), and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Oct. 25, after concluding operations in U.S. 5th Fleet. While in 7th Fleet, the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (NIMSG) is scheduled for a port visit and will be ready to support operations throughout the AOO before transiting back to their respective homeports. “The impressive dedication and resolute commitment to professionalism by the Nimitz crew while supporting day…

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Commander Carrier Strike Group 11 RDML Bill Byrne USN Visits FS Auvergne

Google Translation For many years, the French Navy has developed a high level of interoperability with American vessels. It is now reflected in the presence of two first-class frigates escorting the aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Arabian-Persian Gulf. This high-level cooperation, which has become a daily reality in this part of the world, highlights the great confidence that unites our armed forces. On 17 September, Rear Admiral Bill Byrne, commander of Carrier Strike Group 11, came to meet the sailors of the frigate Auvergne. From the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier…

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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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Nimitz Strike Group conducts strait transit training exercise

April 3, 2017 – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) participated in a show of force transit training exercise with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 off the coast of Southern California, March 31. CSG 11 conducted the exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) to prepare for moving through narrow passageways of water during its upcoming 2017 deployment. According to Lt. Ryan Benko, a native of Bremerton, Washington, and the Destroyer Squadron Nine (DESRON 9) lead planner, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Chafee (DDG 90), USS Howard…

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