Harry S. Truman Conducts Ammo On-Load

June 14, 2019 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted an ammunition on-load with the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) June 10. Safety is paramount when conducting ammunition on-loads like this one to bring aboard required ordnance. “The safety of our Sailors and equipment involved are high-priority during this evolution,” said Lt. Cmdr. Alexa Sandifer, Harry S. Truman’s ordnance handling officer. “There are four things that make our ammunition on-load a safe and effective evolution: qualified personnel, proper maintenance of equipment, a well-developed management plan to…

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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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Truman Gets Back to Sea

March 16, 2019 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk, March 16, following a three month availability period used to upgrade systems, conduct maintenance, and provide targeted training. “Our team is excited to do what we do best – conduct operations at sea,” said Harry S. Truman Commanding Officer, Capt. Nick Dienna. “Routine training evolutions like this help us build on the success of our last deployment, strengthening our fundamentals and improving our technical expertise.” Harry S. Truman returned to its homeport in Norfolk Dec. 16…

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HII Newport News Shipbuilding Delivers First Transformational Aircraft Carrier 3-D Metal Part

January 29, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has achieved a milestone in the integration of additive manufacturing into the design and fabrication of components for nuclear-powered warships. The company has delivered the first 3-D-printed metal part to the U.S. Navy for installation on an aircraft carrier. The milestone was recognized during a brief ceremony today at Naval Station Norfolk. The part was presented to Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, Naval Sea Systems Command’s chief engineer and deputy commander for ship design, integration, and naval engineering. The part—a…

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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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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 Departs Lisbon

November 14, 2018 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is back at sea, Nov. 14, following a scheduled port visit to Lisbon, Portugal. While in Lisbon, Harry S. Truman Sailors were able to experience the history and culture of one of the oldest ports in the world. Harry S. Truman’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) offered Sailors several tours including a trip to Sintra – a resort town in the foothills of Portugal’s beautiful Sintra Mountains – and the historical city of Tomar, or Thomar, famously known for the…

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USS Harry S Truman Arrives in Lisbon

November 13, 2018 – After more than a month operating in the North Atlantic, including participating in NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) anchored off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 10 for a scheduled port visit. Welcomed by one of the U.S.’s oldest partners and NATO ally, Harry S. Truman will participate in several community outreach events and host a formal reception in the ship’s hangar bay to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. “We are honored to visit…

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Harry S Truman Strike Group Enters Arctic, Prepares for NATO Exercise

October 19, 2018 – For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier crossed the Arctic Circle Oct. 19 to conduct operations in the Norwegian Sea. Accompanied by select ships from Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG-8), the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) traveled north to demonstrate the flexibility and toughness of U.S. naval forces through high-end warfare training with regional allies and partners. USS America (CV 66) was the last ship to operate in the area, participating in NATO exercise North Star in…

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Harry S Truman Departs Portsmouth

October 11, 2018 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is heading back out to the North Atlantic after completing a four-day port visit in Portsmouth, England, Oct. 06-10. “Our Sailors were overwhelmed by the welcome we received across this beautiful isle,” said Commanding Officer Capt. Nick Dienna USN. “This visit was a phenomenal way to build on the long-standing partnership we have with our Royal Navy counterparts, as well as to forge new friendships with our gracious British hosts.” Having previously operated across the northern waters of both Second…

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NAVSEA Approves First Metal Additively Manufactured Component for Shipboard Use

October 11, 2018 – Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM) for shipboard installation, the command announced Oct. 11. A prototype drain strainer orifice (DSO) assembly will be installed on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in fiscal year 2019 for a one-year test and evaluation trial. The DSO assembly is a steam system component that permits drainage/removal of water from a steam line while in use. Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) builds Navy aircraft carriers and proposed installing…

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NATO Secretary General visits HDMS Esbern Snare & USS Harry S. Truman

October 11, 2018 – On 12 October 2018, the Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and the Royal Danish Navy support ship HDMS Esbern Snare, flagship of NATO’s first Standing Maritime Group. Mr. Stoltenberg will be accompanied by the Chairman of the Military Committee, Sir Stuart Peach, by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis Scaparrotti, and by other senior military officials. This visit is taking place in the context of preparations for exercise Trident Juncture 2018 later this month. Find…

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Portsmouth Welcomes US Carrier for Port Visit

October 8, 2018 – USS Harry S Truman has arrived into Portsmouth for a port visit while on deployment to the Mediterranean. Sister ship to the USS George W H Bush which arrived last summer, there are more than 5,000 personnel on board who will visit the city and take tours of the UK during their stay. The carrier most recently visited France and Greece and will continue with her program early this week. Arriving early Saturday morning into a foggy Solent, she has anchored off Stokes Bay near Gosport.…

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

September 18, 2018 – The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 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. Harry S. Truman CSG initially deployed to the European theater April 11, 2018, and returned to its homeport Naval Station Norfolk July 21, 2018, for an extended working port visit. “We are thrilled to have the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group back in the…

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