Maritime Warfare Exercise Conducted by France, UK, Australia & US

January 22, 2019 – Maritime forces from France, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States participated in the maritime warfare exercise Intrepid Sentinel in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15-17. Participating ships included France’s Marine Nationale F70AA-class air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), United Kingdom’s Royal navy Daring-class air defense destroyer HMS Dragon (D 35), and Royal Australian navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and USS Spruance (DDG 111). “The exercise itself is meant to develop interoperability,…

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USS Mobile Bay Participates in Photo Exercise

December 18, 2018 – USS Mobile Bay participated in a photographic exercise in the Arabian Sea December 14th. Along with Mobile Bay, U.S. Naval assets participating in the exercise were the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. “The goal of this evolution is to show that the Navy can bring forces together, anywhere in the world, at any time,” said Command Master Chief Nicholas Berryman, senior enlisted advisor…

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Stennis CSG and Essex ARG Conduct Integrated Operations in C5F

December 13, 2018 – The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) commenced integrated operations in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 12. While steaming, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Essex (LHD 2) are supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, providing armed support to deny terror safe haven in Afghanistan and enable the Afghan Security Forces to set conditions for a political solution. “Carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups are inherently flexible maneuver forces, and these high-end integrated operations illustrate our commitment to…

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John C. Stennis Strike Group Ships Arrive in Singapore

November 24, 2018 – USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 24. The visit to “the Lion City” by assets of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) affords the crew the opportunity to enjoy one of the most dynamic ports in the world and to expand partnerships in the region. “Every Sailor in Carrier Strike Group 3 is excited and grateful for the opportunity to visit Singapore,” said Rear Adm.…

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Stennis Carrier Strike Group cruiser-destroyer warships begin SWATT exercise

Cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) warships and their associated helicopter detachments from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed Naval Base San Diego for a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, April 16. SWATT events focus on advanced tactical training at sea to improve warfighting proficiency, lethality, and ship interoperability before integrated phase training with other elements of the CSG. The exercise is the third SWATT led by Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SWMDC), and the second of the CRUDES variety. “SWATT’s provide shipboard teams and…

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John C. Stennis Returns to Sea

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, March 24. John C. Stennis is underway to conduct unit level and integrated strike group training as a part of Carrier Strike Group 3 (CSG 3), preparing for its scheduled deployment. Planned training includes flight operations, damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas. CSG 3 includes John C. Stennis as well as Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9), Destroyer Squadron 21 (DESRON 21),…

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Sea services arrive to kick off Fleet Week San Diego

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WHEC 726) arrived in downtown San Diego, Oct. 11, to begin the weeklong celebration. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) and mine countermeasures ship Champion (MCM 4) will also take part in Fleet Week San Diego. Rushmore, Mobile Bay, Spruance and Champion will participate in a Sea and Air Parade demonstration, along with Navy air squadrons, Oct. 14. Anchorage (LPD…

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