Search and rescue efforts underway for missing USS Lake Erie Sailor

August 20, 2018 – At approximately 7 a.m. local time, Aug. 19, after a sailor assigned to USS Lake Erie (CG 70) failed to report for duty, the ship conducted man overboard procedures while operating in the eastern Pacific Ocean with the John C. Stennis Carrier Group Strike Group (JCS CSG). Attempts to locate the sailor aboard the ship were unsuccessful. The crew of Lake Erie has completed multiple extensive searches of the ship. Ships and helicopters assigned to the JCS CSG and U.S. Coast Guard District 11 are currently…

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Carrier Strike Group 3 completes group sail training

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 completed a group sail with USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, May 11. Group sail provides a unique training opportunity to improve interoperability and coordination in preparation for an upcoming deployment. Integrating strike group units at sea creates the accelerated learning and training environment needed to increase effectiveness, readiness, and proficiency in the skillsets required on deployment. “The carrier strike group is in high demand to meet national…

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USNS Henry J. Kaiser Provides Logistics Services to USS John C. Stennis Strike Group

Off the coast of Southern California, since April 16, Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) has been providing logistics services to  five ships from the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) carrier strike group as they conducted pre-deployment exercises and qualifications. Through a series of 18 replenishments-at-sea (RAS), Kaiser delivered 740 pallets of food, parts and equipment, as well as retrieving 61 Pallets of waste for off-load ashore.  In addition, the ship delivered approximately 3 million gallons of jet fuel and 6 million gallons…

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JCS Carrier Strike Group Cruiser-Destroyer Warships Complete Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training Exercise

Cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) warships from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to port after completing the underway portion of CRUDES Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) on April 30. A debrief session finalized the exercise on May 1. SWATT events focus on advanced tactical training at sea to improve warfighting proficiency, lethality, and ship interoperability before integrated phase training begins with other elements of the CSG. The exercise is the third SWATT led by Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SWMDC), and the second of…

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