CVW-1 Exercises with Italian Air Force

December 4, 2018 – Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted integrated flight operations with the Italian Air Force, Nov. 29. The exercise utilized F/A-18s from CVW-1’s fighter squadrons, which integrated with Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft from the Italian Air Force. “Every time we fly integration events with other countries, we learn about different ways to plan and communicate,” said Lt. Steven Lozano, assigned to CVW-1 strike operations. “Additionally, we gain valuable experience training with aircraft types other than our own…

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Truman, Lincoln Strike Groups Conduct Dual-Carrier Ops

August 30, 2018 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) began dual-carrier sustainment and qualification operations Aug. 29 in the western Atlantic Ocean. “By training and operating together, the USS Harry S. Truman and USS Abraham Lincoln strike groups enhance combat readiness and interoperability, and also demonstrate the inherent flexibility and scalability of carrier strike groups,” said Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Commander Rear Adm. Gene Black. “The opportunity to conduct complex, multi-unit training better prepares us to answer our nation’s call to…

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Truman Carrier Strike Group Completes Working Port Visit, Gets Underway

August 28, 2018 – Nearly 6,500 Sailors of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) departed today from Naval Station Norfolk. HSTCSG deployed April 11, 2018, and returned to NS Norfolk July 21, 2018, for an extended port visit. During this working port visit, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and strike group assets conducted routine maintenance on ships, aircraft and equipment; conducted advanced training; and maintained warfighting certifications. HSTCSG will continue its deployment by conducting sustainment operations and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic and participating in dual-carrier operations…

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Truman Strike Group Supports BALTOPS 2018

Carrier Air Wing One (CVW) 1, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), completed its participation in the annual multinational exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018, June 6. CVW-1 operations over the Baltic involved overflight of Europe from the Adriatic Sea, and represented the first instance that U.S. carrier aircraft have participated in the exercise, which began in 1972 and is now in its 46th year. F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter aircraft and E/A-18 Growler electronic attack aircraft joined aircraft from Poland, Spain and U.S. Air…

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CVW-1 Exercises with Italian Air Force

From May 28 to June 7, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), are conducting integrated flight operations with the Italian Air Force. “Italy is a key partner in ensuring security and stability in the region, and this opportunity to integrate with the Italian Air Force helps us both to refine tactics and increase our interoperability as we work toward mutual goals,” said Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander, Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. “We’re stronger when we can fight together, and…

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Until Next Time Carrier Air Wing 1 Departs Truman

After 22 days of crew integration, participation in Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) and near non-stop flight operations, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 is heading ashore after departing USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Nov. 1. “The TSTA/ FEP underway was extremely crucial to building the relationship between the [Truman] and CVW-1 teams that will be vital to our success on deployment,” said Commander, CVW-1, Capt. John Perrone. “As the ship and airwing have never worked together previously, this underway period provided us the opportunity to build basic…

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Harry S Truman Completes Flight Deck Certification

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) along with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 completed its Flight Deck Certification, Aug. 23. With the completion of the three-day evolution and welcomed addition of CVW-1, Truman is battle-ready once again, landing and launching aircraft for the first time since completing a 10-month Planned Incremental Availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. “The most positive aspect of getting the air wing and carrier out here operating together is the momentum they create,” said Commander Carrier Strike Group Eight, Rear Adm. Dale Horan. “Much like a marriage,…

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