USS Abraham Lincoln and USS San Jacinto depart Florida coast

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) with embarked Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12) staff, and the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) departed the coast of Key West, Fla., yesterday after turning over Navy sea-based support to civilian authorities in Florida to Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG 10). CSG 10, embarked on the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), is operating with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) off the coast of the Florida keys.…

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USS Iwo Jima, USS New York, USS San Jacinto Poised to Support Irma Relief Efforts

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and USS New York (LPD 21) departed Naval Station Norfolk September 8th to support possible humanitarian relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  The two ships, assigned to Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4, will be joined by the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56).  Iwo Jima and New York pulled into Norfolk Sept. 7 after leaving their Mayport, Florida, homeport to embark a component of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, a detachment from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, as well as members of…

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USS San Jacinto Conducts Air Defense Exercises

April 11, 2017 – USS San Jacinto (CG 56) led an air defense exercises with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) during a sustainment exercise (SUSTEX), April 10. San Jacinto provides the strike group with integrated air and missile defense (IAMD). “In addition to the Navy’s core combat capabilities, the mission of the AMDC cruiser is to provide air and missile defense of the entire strike group, ensuring the carrier’s freedom of operations,” says Capt. Dennis Velez, the carrier strike group’s Air and Missile Defense Commander and Commanding Officer…

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