Duty on the Atlantique 2

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – The sailor Franck engaged in November 2017 in the Navy. He is currently participating in his first overseas operation at the airbase planned in the Levant. After a bachelor’s degree in international transport management, Franck crossed the doors of the information and recruitment center of the armies of Marseille. After a period of military naval preparation and three years of reserve at Fort Saint-Louis Toulon, the sailor committed in November 2017. “I am now a mechanic of the fleet, says the young man. I…

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Truman Strike Group Conducts Aviation Ops in Support of OIR

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) commenced air operations May 3, 2018, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). “Our flight operations in support of OIR demonstrate the continued commitment of the U.S. and regional partner nations to eliminating the terrorist group ISIS, and the threat it poses to the international community,” said Commander, HSTCSG, Rear Adm. Gene Black. Operating from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1’s strike fighter squadrons conducted sorties over Syria, demonstrating HSTCSG’s ability to support two different geographic combatant…

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Theodore Roosevelt Supports OIR and OFS in U.S. 5th Fleet

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 have performed a vital role in Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS) since December within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. “We have made it our priority to meet every tasking in support of counterterrorism operations and the defeat of ISIS,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, CSG 9. “The complex environment on the ground in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and on the sea in the 5th Fleet AOO takes every ship…

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TR, CVW-17 Launch in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 began sorties from the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).  “The first day of flight operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve is a highly-anticipated day where the Theodore Roosevelt strike group transitions into combat operations to demonstrate our continued commitment to this region and our partner nations,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander of Carrier Strike Group 9. “Success in this important mission takes every Sailor and Marine on board working as a team.…

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