USS Normandy Port Call in Zeebrugge

October 9, 2018 – USS Normandy (CG 60) arrived in Zeebrugge, Belgium, for a scheduled port visit, October 5th. Normandy is here to enhance US-Belgian relations and demonstrate the enduring partnership and mutual commitment to regional security and stability while giving Sailors time for a much needed rest. “The most effective way of enhancing partnerships is through joint cooperation and what better way to facilitate cooperation than visiting for a port call,” said Capt. Chris Stone, commanding officer of Normandy. “As our Sailors immerse themselves in the rich and vibrant…

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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 Live Fire Exercise

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), along with other surface ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, performed multiple live-fire exercises Nov. 1, proving the capabilities of both Sailors and equipment. “Integration and planning began several months ago with involvement from several commands and organizations,” said Truman’s operations officer, Capt. Brent Tornga. “To properly flex the combat systems, we integrated warfighting and technical expertise with administrative and operational support, culminating in the tactical scenario that we executed successfully today.” During the evolution, three unmanned aircraft were used to simulate enemy…

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