USS Independence, USS Pinckney arrive for Portland Fleet Week

June 6, 2019 – USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Independence (LCS 2) arrived in Portland, June 6, for the 111th annual Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week, which runs through through June 9. The Portland visit gives the public a chance to gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas. “We are happy to be back in Portland for this year’s Rose Festival Fleet Week,” said Read Adm. Scott Gray, commander of Navy Region Northwest. “This…

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USS Pinckney Returns to San Diego After Deployment

USS Pinckney (DDG 91) returned to Naval Base San Diego, Dec. 10, following a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf. Pinckney left her homeport of San Diego in June with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75. As part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, the ship and her crew sailed nearly 52,000 miles during the deployment – equivalent to roughly twice around the world. Sailors participated in high-value unit escort missions and supported a joint task force during President Donald Trump’s Southeast…

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USS Pinckney visits Hawaii as deployment nears end

USS Pinckney (DDG 91) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 4 following a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf. Pinckney left her homeport of San Diego in June with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75. Part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, the ship and her crew sailed nearly 52,000 miles during the deployment – equivalent to roughly twice around the world. Sailors participated in high-value unit escort missions and supported a joint task force during President Donald Trump’s Southeast Asia…

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrives in Hawaii

The Nimitz Strike Group (CSG 11) arrived in Pearl Harbor Nov. 25 following a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG 11), along with the air wing and strike group staff, departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment June 5. The strike group consists of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Shoup…

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Returns to 7th Fleet

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW 11), and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Oct. 25, after concluding operations in U.S. 5th Fleet. While in 7th Fleet, the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (NIMSG) is scheduled for a port visit and will be ready to support operations throughout the AOO before transiting back to their respective homeports. “The impressive dedication and resolute commitment to professionalism by the Nimitz crew while supporting day…

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Nimitz Conducts COMPTUEX In Preparation For Deployment

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 is currently undergoing their final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), marking the completion of their condensed Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) for an upcoming deployment slated for this year. The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) completed a nearly two-year yard period at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in September of last year. Since then they have undergone sea trials, Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) I, TSTA II, TSTA III, Final Evaluation Phase and the Board of Inspection and Survey. Nimitz has been joined…

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Nimitz Strike Group conducts strait transit training exercise

April 3, 2017 – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) participated in a show of force transit training exercise with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 off the coast of Southern California, March 31. CSG 11 conducted the exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) to prepare for moving through narrow passageways of water during its upcoming 2017 deployment. According to Lt. Ryan Benko, a native of Bremerton, Washington, and the Destroyer Squadron Nine (DESRON 9) lead planner, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Chafee (DDG 90), USS Howard…

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