Arleigh Burke Arrives in Rota

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Rota, Spain, for a scheduled port visit, July 9. The port visit reaffirms the cooperation efforts between the partner nations to establish conditions for security and stability in the region. Carrier Strike Group operations demonstrate the mobility, flexibility, and power projection capability of the Navy’s globally deployed force. “This visit to Rota is a good opportunity for our Sailors to enjoy time in Spain and get some much deserved rest after doing great work for both the ship and our areas of…

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Arleigh Burke Arrives In Malta

The visit reaffirms U.S.-Malta relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. “We are honored and excited to visit this beautiful nation,” said Cmdr. Errol Robinson, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke. “Our crew looks forward to this port visit and the relationships we expect to forge. These types of engagements solidify relations among the United States, our allies and partners, as we work toward the mutual goal of peace, prosperity and maritime stability in the Mediterranean.” During the port call, Sailors will take part…

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Arleigh Burke Arrives in Tunis

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) anchored out of Tunis, Tunisia, for a scheduled port visit, April 23. While in port, Arleigh Burke’s leadership will meet with senior members of the Tunisian military. The ship also plans to host a reception aboard to celebrate the partnership between the two countries. The visit will conclude with a photo exercise and other military training opportunities. According to Cmdr. Errol Robinson, Arleigh Burke’s commanding officer, the ship’s presence in North Africa is a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to regional security and…

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HSTCSG Kicks Off 2018 Deployment With Live Fire Exercise

USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG), conducted a live-fire missile exercise (MISSLEX), April 13. During the evolution, the ships successfully executed a variety of scenarios simulating a complex warfighting environment, including the shoot-down of advanced high-speed targets. “Beginning our deployment to the 6th Fleet area of responsibility with this complex exercise demonstrates that our weapons systems work, our Sailors know how to employ them, and most significantly, that our strike group is ready to take on…

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Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Departs on Deployment

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) departed Naval Station Norfolk, April 11, for a regularly scheduled deployment. The strike group, including aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, USS Normandy (CG 60), several destroyers of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 and German frigate FGS Hessen (F 221), is scheduled to conduct operations in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the…

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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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