Truman Strike Group Returns to Eastern Mediterranean to Support OIR

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to resume flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), June 10. “Bringing the Harry S. Truman strike group back into the fight against ISIS sends a powerful message to our partners that we are committed to peace and security in the region, and anywhere threatened by international terrorism,” said Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of the Harry S. Truman CSG. “Once again we demonstrate the incredible flexibility and capabilities of a carrier strike group;…

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USS Farragut Departs Faslane

USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, May 25 after a four day port visit to bolster U.S. and UK relations. “The hospitality of Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde and the beauty of Scotland were beyond anything we could have hoped for,” said Cmdr. Jason Lester, Farragut executive officer. “We look forward to future interactions with the United Kingdom as we work together towards security and stability in the region.” While moored pier side, Farragut’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department provided transportation for Farragut Sailors wishing…

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USS Bulkeley Arrives In Pireaus

USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrived in Pireaus, Greece, for a scheduled port visit, May 23, to enhance the partnership between the U.S. and Greece as the two nations continue to work together to fortify regional security and stability. “Each nation stands to gain from visits by foreign militaries because they learn the SOPs (standard operating procedures) on how they do certain things,” said Cmdr. John Lucas, Bulkeley’s executive officer. “And this interaction helps to build common knowledge of maritime tactics, professionalism, social understanding and trust. So that’s also what we…

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USS Farragut Arrives in Faslane

USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, May 21, for a scheduled port visit to strengthen U.S. and United Kingdom relations as the two nations work in partnership to fortify security and stability in the region. “This is a great chance for Farragut to visit a NATO partner and take in the rich history Scotland has to offer,” said Cmdr. Casey Baker, Farragut commanding officer. “The crew is looking forward to visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh while the ship takes on much needed supplies. The ongoing support…

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USS Farragut Departs Bodo

USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Bodo, Norway, May 11, following a scheduled port visit. Moored next to the French frigate Primauguet (D644), Farragut’s port visit included hosting a visit and tour of the ship for U.S. Ambassador to Norway, retired Navy Rear Adm. Kenneth Braithwaite. “Sailors aboard Farragut were proud to represent the ship and to have a chance to converse with U.S. Ambassador to Norway Kenneth Braithwaite as he toured the ship,” said Farragut Command Master Chief Paulette Brock. “Displaying the capabilities of our ship and technical expertise of…

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USS Farragut Arrives in Gydnia

USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in Gydnia, Poland, April 27, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S. and Poland relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. Gydnia is Farragut’s second port visit since departing on a scheduled deployment from Naval Station Mayport, April 11. Farragut’s presence in the Baltic Sea is a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to regional security. “We are not only privileged to be in Poland, but also grateful for the time we will spend alongside the…

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USS Farragut Departs Portsmouth

USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Portsmouth, United Kingdom, April 24, following a three-day port visit. Farragut Sailors had the opportunity to visit HMS Victory and other historical sites as they traveled around Portsmouth to become familiar with the history and culture of the region. “Getting off the ship onto a country you’ve never been before is always something new, as you don’t know necessarily know what to expect,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin O’Brien. “The brief time spent in Portsmouth will be cherished and I hope to come back…

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Arleigh Burke Arrives In Malta

The visit reaffirms U.S.-Malta relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. “We are honored and excited to visit this beautiful nation,” said Cmdr. Errol Robinson, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke. “Our crew looks forward to this port visit and the relationships we expect to forge. These types of engagements solidify relations among the United States, our allies and partners, as we work toward the mutual goal of peace, prosperity and maritime stability in the Mediterranean.” During the port call, Sailors will take part…

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USS Bulkeley Visits Las Palmas

USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrived in Palma, Spain, for a scheduled port visit April 24 to enhance U.S.-Spain relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe. This visit is intended to promote enduring relationships between the United States and ally Spain. “These types of engagements will strengthen the bonds between us and the Spanish, and also our other coalition partners as we work towards mutual goals,” said Cmdr. John S. Lucas IV, Bulkeley’s executive officer. “It is through these strengthened relationships that we will…

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Arleigh Burke Arrives in Tunis

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) anchored out of Tunis, Tunisia, for a scheduled port visit, April 23. While in port, Arleigh Burke’s leadership will meet with senior members of the Tunisian military. The ship also plans to host a reception aboard to celebrate the partnership between the two countries. The visit will conclude with a photo exercise and other military training opportunities. According to Cmdr. Errol Robinson, Arleigh Burke’s commanding officer, the ship’s presence in North Africa is a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to regional security and…

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Truman Gets Underway for COMPTUEX

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) took another step in its pre-deployment work-up cycle by commencing the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) Feb 1. COMPTUEX is an intensive, month-long exercise designed to fully integrate units of HST CSG, while testing the strike group’s ability as a whole to carry out sustained combat operations from the sea. Ships, squadrons and staffs will be tested across every core warfare area within their mission sets through a variety of simulated and live events, including air warfare, strait transits, and responses…

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