Gerald R Ford Begins First Integrated Operations

November 10, 2020 – Under the leadership of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) along with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, CSG-12’s Air and Missile Defense Commander, Commanding Officer of USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and CSG-12’s Information Warfare Commander commenced first-ever fully integrated carrier strike group operations for the Ford-class carrier,…

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CSG 11 DDGs Supporting CTF Sentinel

November 11, 2020 – Destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) are supporting Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel, the British-led operational arm of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC). CTF Sentinel promotes maritime security, ensures freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce throughout key waterways in the Arabian…

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Integration of Ventôse into Task Group 450.1

November 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – Coming from the West Indies, the Ventôse Surveillance Frigate (FS) joined the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Dixmude on October 30 for the CORYMBE 154 mission, after 8 days of transatlantic. Since October 17, the crew has taken advantage of the crossing to carry out exercises in order to arrive in the operation zone ready…

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New Antarctic Mission for L’Astrolabe

November 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 17, 2020, the polar patrol vessel L’Astrolabe set sail from Saint-Paul Bay to begin transit to Hobart in Tasmania, the building’s usual logistical stopover before its operations to the French scientific base of Dumont d’Urville in Terre Adélie . Crew B, in charge of the building for the start of the 2020-2021…

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EXU-1 Completes Final Evaluation Training; Readies for Deployment

November 10, 2020 – It takes a lot of work to be known as the best in the business. For the Navy’s Expeditionary Exploitation Unit-1 (EXU-1) at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD), that means a lot of training before deployment. As the Navy’s preeminent authority in the technical and forensic exploitation of advanced weapons and other…

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