Stennis CSG and Essex ARG Conduct Integrated Operations in C5F

December 13, 2018 – The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) commenced integrated operations in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 12. While steaming, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Essex (LHD 2) are supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, providing armed support to deny terror safe haven in Afghanistan and enable the Afghan Security Forces to set conditions for a political solution. “Carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups are inherently flexible maneuver forces, and these high-end integrated operations illustrate our commitment to…

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USS Mitscher Departs from Mobile Navy Week

March 3, 2017 – USS Mitscher (DDG 57) departed Navy Week Mobile, March 1, after a five-day port visit to Mobile, Alabama. Upon her arrival, Mitscher’s crew promptly received a warm welcome from Mobile’s Mayor, Sandy Stimpson, and local officials. Cmdr. Brett Oster, Mitscher’s commanding officer, received a key to the city of Mobile as part of the welcoming ceremony. “Mobile has been unbelievable in their reception of Mitscher, her crew, and the rest of the Navy,” said Oster. “The warmth, gratitude, and thanks that have been shown to each ‘Mitscherman’…

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