Truman Gets Underway for Sustainment Exercise

April 1, 2019 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk March 28 to participate in a scheduled sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 ships and squadrons. “Since returning in December from our deployment to the U.S. Second and Sixth Fleets, our tasking has been to remain deployment-ready in every respect,” said Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Rear Adm. Gene Black. “This sustainment exercise will provide a realistic and challenging at-sea opportunity to refresh our skills, apply what we learned on deployment and ensure…

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Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group Returning Home

December 12, 2018 – Nearly 6,500 Sailors from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) are scheduled to return to Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 16, after completing an eight-month deployment across the 2nd, 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Led by Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Rear Adm. Gene Black, returning units of HSTCSG include flagship USS Harry S. Truman, commanded by Capt. Nick Dienna; the nine squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1; USS Normandy (CG 60); and DESRON 28’s USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS…

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USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Begins Operations in U.S. 6th Fleet

September 19, 2018 – The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group has commenced operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to continue support to NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa. The strike group initially deployed to the European theater April 11, and returned for an extended working port visit to its home port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, July 21. “We are thrilled to have the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group back in the U.S.…

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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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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. [smartslider3 slider=69] The deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters…

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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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