Jason Dunham Visits Haifa

USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Haifa, Israel, June 19, as part of a scheduled port visit. Haifa is a routine port stop for U.S. Navy ships in the 6th Fleet and Dunham’s second stop since departing its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk, June 2. The visit is also a welcome break for the crew from being underway. “This port visit is an amazing opportunity for our Sailors to see this part of the world,” said Cmdr. John Hamilton, Jason Dunham’s commanding officer. “For a majority of the crew,…

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Truman Strike Group Returns to Eastern Mediterranean to Support OIR

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to resume flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), June 10. “Bringing the Harry S. Truman strike group back into the fight against ISIS sends a powerful message to our partners that we are committed to peace and security in the region, and anywhere threatened by international terrorism,” said Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of the Harry S. Truman CSG. “Once again we demonstrate the incredible flexibility and capabilities of a carrier strike group;…

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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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